Attention Autism is an intervention model designed by Gina
Davies, Specialist Speech and Language Therapist. It aims to
develop natural and spontaneous communication through
the use of visually based and highly motivating activities in
four different stages.
In our setting
At the end of the sessions, the SENDCO or members of staff
do an activity called “Attention Autism”. Staff will have been
trained to follow out this activity appropriately that consists
of 4 stages. Stage 1 – Gain Focus, Stage 2 – Maintain
Focus/Attention Builder, Stage 3 – Turn Taking games –
children to shift their attention and Stage 4 – Independent
Work: Children focus, sustain, shift attention and then
refocus. Each stage will be done in each half term. Within
the attention Autism we have a ‘Bucket’ that will have toys,
materials and natural objects to gain your child’s attention.
The SENDCO will change these toys every half term to keep
your child interested and focused.
Link of our SENDCO performing Attention Autism.