The Education Network for Waltham Forest
 
Supported by Waltham Forest

Developing Attention Skills in young children with ASD – a workshop to promote practitioner skills

Date:

Wed, 08 Mar 2017 09:00 - 12:30

Venue:

Mallinson Room, Waltham Forest College, Forest Road, E17 4JB.

Provider:

Educational Psychology Service

Outline:

• Understanding the importance of joint attention
• How to develop attention in children who have reduced social engagement
• Strategies to engage the child to maintain interest in the adult

Description:

Developing joint attention is a precursor and foundation to developing language, social skills and learning

This half day introduction using examples and ideas from a variety of sources will give practitioners strategies and ideas to promote early attention skills in those children who struggle with this skill

Outcome:

Early Years Practitioners will be more confident in addressing the needs of children who have a Social Communication Difficulty by using clear, simple and effective means

Audience:

Early years practitioners in PVI, or schools.

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