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The Curiosity Programme: An Online Curiosity Programme for Professionals

UK
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The Curiosity Programme: An Online Curiosity Programme for Professionals

This is an online event.

Joining instructions will be provided after booking.

Course dates

  • Wed, 21 Apr '21   9:30am – 10:45am BST - done
  • Wed, 28 Apr '21   9:30am – 10:45am BST - done
  • Wed, 5 May '21   9:30am – 10:45am BST - done
  • Wed, 12 May '21   9:30am – 10:45am BST - done
  • Wed, 19 May '21   9:30am – 10:45am BST - done

Details

The Curiosity Programme: An Online Curiosity Programme for Professionals

5 live, 75 minute sessions with Gina Davies, creator of the Attention Autism programme

A 1:1 programme to spark curiosity and connection with children at the very early stages of communication.

In this series of 5 workshops we will introduce you to the 4 stages of the Curiosity programme, discuss the ideas behind it and use real life examples to show how and why it works.

You will learn how to get started, make connections and nurture social communication 1:1.

“The whole programme was motivating, practical and a joy to do. We all became more confident, less stressed and rejoiced at every little step of progress.” - Julia

In this course we will cover the following

  • Understanding the ideas that inspire the programme

  • Getting the child connected and sharing interaction

  • Building reciprocal exchanges

  • Establishing activities in a playful and enjoyable dynamic

  • Creating shared attention

  • Developing early communication skills

  • Building confidence working with children who flourish in the very early stages of social interaction and communication

How it works

The training is spread over 5 live, 75 minute sessions with Gina Davies so you can get the programme into action between the workshops. We will cover all 4 stages of the Curiosity programme, illustrated with supporting videos and activity demonstrations.

The course structure

The course will consist of 5 sessions spread over several weeks.

Session 1

  • An introduction to the ideas that inspire the programme

  • Understanding the impact of the ASD in everyday life on early shared attention and social communication skills

  • Understanding what happens when reciprocal interaction does not flow as expected

  • Creating an environment that provides the best possible context for engagement

  • Getting practical and tuned in to the child

Session 2

  • Getting going 1:1

  • Building confidence in personalising the strategies for you and the child

  • Understanding each unique childs way of telling us things

  • Practical aspects of getting the timing right and building rhythm in an interaction

  • Nurturing, inviting and responding to the child in successful exchanges

Session 3

  • Adding intonation and rhythm 

  • Creating signature songs to engage around everyday activities

  • Valuing sounds and noises to build interest in everyday activities

  • Making it unique to each child

  • Keeping going and enjoying the process

Session 4

  • Creating curiosity

  • Suggestions for materials and activities

  • Engaging and exploring together

  • Building experience in shared activities

  • Creating possibilities and imagination

Session 5

  • Early interactive games

  • Building rich social communication opportunities into activities

  • Valuing the process and keeping it interesting for everyone involved

  • Understanding how to create breadth and depth of learning opportunities

  • Having fun and keeping going!

How much it costs

The course is available at £210.00 and is limited to 35 places.

Some important details

  • All sessions are in English and run from 21st April to 19th May 2021 at 9:30am on Wednesdays but all nationalities are welcome!

  • The programme will start on 21st April at 9:30am

  • Session dates are:

    • 21st April 2021, Tuesday 9.30-10.45am UK time
    • 28th April 2021, Wednesday 9.30-10.45am UK time
    • 5th May 2021, Wednesday 9.30-10.45am UK time
    • 12th May 2021, Wednesday 9.30-10.45am UK time
    • 19th May 2021 Wednesday 9.30-10.45am UK time
  • The workshop is live via Zoom and therefore only available at the specified times. Please check your diaries to make sure you're free

Specific details on how to access the programme will be made available on booking.

See you online!

So book your place now, jump on a Zoom and work with us live in workshops as we create connections and nurture curiosity about the amazing world we live in.

Tickets

Cost
Single person
Course ticket - for all 5 dates.
£210.00

Online event information

UK