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Attention Autism Sessions

Several of our circle time activities are based on Attention Autism which is an intervention developed by speech and language therapist Gina Davis. 

Aims of Attention Autism

  1. To engage attention
  2. To improve joint attention
  3. To develop shared enjoyment in group activities
  4. To increase attention in adult-led activities
  5. To encourage spontaneous interaction in a natural group setting
  6. To increase non-verbal and verbal communication through commenting
  7. To build a wealth and depth of vocabulary
  8. To have fun!


 Attention Autism 'Bucket Therapy' consists of four stages which follow in the same order. 

Stage 1 - Is a Joint Attention Activity, pupils will developing sharing attention with an adult by looking towards highly motivating and engaging toys which come out of the bucket. 

Stage 2 - We will extend our attention by watching a longer build up of a task.  

Stage 3 - We will take part in a turn taking activity.  

Stage 4 - Completing an activity independently.   


During this term Numeracy and Communication sessions will be delivered through Attention Autism. In communication we will develop the use of our understanding of our core language through the use of signs and symbols. In numeracy we will be continuing with our space theme and looking at ordering numbers!