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Attention Autism      Blog – Marianna Limnaiou

Attention Autism Programme 

What is it? 

Attention Autism is a 4-stage programme that 'offers the child an irresistible invitation to learn’. The programme aims to develop natural and spontaneous communication through the use of visually based and highly motivating activities. 

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!




How to use it? 

We highly recommend watching some of the 'Attention Autism Strategies: How To Do It' videos being uploaded onto the Gina Davies Autism Centre YouTube channel - they are very short and very useful. Great to get a better understanding of the programme, especially if you want to give it a go at home:




Feel free to watch these with your child or recreate at home. 





More information: 

For more information please contact Marianna Limnaiou the Communication Lead Teacher of the school: