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Attention Autism

This approach by Gina Davis includes activities which are motivating, a shared experience and worth communicating about. The approach helps children to understand and respond to a structured, adult directed routine. It gives children an irresistible invitation to engage in an adult directed activity. 

Attention Autism will help support and build attention and listening skills at an appropriate developmental level. It will also support and develop the child’s social communication skills, such as taking turns or using vocalisations.

Attention Autism Approach

 The approach works because it draws on the child’s strengths:

  • Stronger visual skills than auditory skills
  • Remembering experiences with emotional impact (activities aim to be memorable and enjoyable)
  • Ability to follow logic and structure (e.g. following a predictable pattern, use of simple, repetitive language).

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