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Attention Autism

Oak View are using The Attention Autism Programme for pupils throughout the school. Attention Autism has been designed to help parents and professionals give their child with autism and social communication difficulties an irresistible invitation to learn using fantastic activities and having a really good time whilst doing so. 

Attention Autism originates from the idea that successful communication is dynamic, engaging and joyful. We learn best when we work with enthusiasm, motivation and creativity. We remember good times and shared experiences.

The Attention Autism approach provides the child with an experience worth communicating about. We need to make our interactions irresistible! 

At Oak View, Claire Moore is a licensed Advanced Practitioner who trains and guides staff in delivering the programme, ensuring that we have a high quality session.

Why do we use Attention Autism at Oak View School?

The programme develops pupils' joint attention, so we can plant ideas to communicate about something that we both have shared and understood.

Attention autism provides opportunities for communication, it works on eye contact, gesture, facial expression, proximity, body language and shared experiences.

Attention Autism builds on the strengths of children who have excellent visual skills, a memory for motivating activities and lots of energy.

Training at Oak View School

Oak View School holds a license to deliver Attention Autism training. Click here for details

  • ‘very impressed with the school’s clear sense of purpose in preparing its students for life after school. ’

    ASD report Dec 2017

  • ‘Pupils' relationships with adults are excellent, and they learn respect and appropriate behaviour from the staff. Pupils are accepting of each other’s varying needs, and show pleasure in each other’s successes.’

    Ofsted report

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  • Autism friendly shopping hour at Morrisons (@morrisons) supermarket - every Sat morning, 9 to 10. Dim lights, no music, avoid using the tannoy and turn check-out beeps.

  • Thank you to all the people who made the music festival a success. Thank you to: the mayor, Stephen Murray, who opened the event; all the parents and friends who gave us so much time and effort. More 'thank you's to follow! Photos on the website https://t.co/8qVe2qr0Qh https://t.co/eG9668cvVU

  • @eefnews @MurrayEFDC A big thank you to Stephen Murray for supporting @OakViewSchool on Saturday at our music festival. he gave a lot of time and talked to many staff, parents and carers, and pupils. Thank you.

  • Getting ready for music festival tomorrow (14th). England WC game will be shown in the hall. We have lots of cold drinks and ice!

  • Great sports day for lower school (morning) and upper/middle (afternoon). https://t.co/pPamHdowaK

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