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Attention Autism

 

Attention Autism is a programme designed to develop attention levels of children through offering an irresistible invitation to join in, learn and share the fun and laughter in a group.

Attention Autism can also be known as ‘Bucket time’ as this is the first of the four stages in the programme.

Stage 2 is the ‘attention builder’, stage 3 the ‘attention shifter’ and stage 4 the ‘attention transition’.

           The programme was created by Gina Davies – for more information follow the link below:

 

            http://ginadavies.co.uk/

 

At Maple Ridge we use the Attention Autism programme to teach across all aspects of the curriculum - Literacy, Numeracy, Topic, Personal and Social Development and P.E – and develop the children’s learning skills, enabling them to learn how to learn.

Children in Team 1 (years R, 1 and 2) take part in a Bucket time every day and this is increased over the year to include all four stages at least once a week. The key focus for these sessions is building attention and engagement skills.

In Team 2 (years 3 and 4) children take part in a Bucket time every day and this is increased over the year to include all four stages at least three times a week. The focus is on building independent learning skills.

In Team 3 (years 5 and 6) children take part in at least 1, 4 stage ‘tool box time’ (instead of a bucket) with the children starting to lead the sessions themselves and work in smaller groups with shared activities and resources. The key focus is on developing co-operation, social skills and paired/team/group work.

Rachael Tomlin (outreach teacher) and Elizabeth Birkin (team 1 teacher) hold an Advanced Practitioner licence in the Attention Autism Programme.

            If you would like more information please contact:

 

            r.tomlin@mapleridge.hants.sch.uk

            e.birkin@mapleridge.hants.sch.uk

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