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Communication and Interaction

Play Interaction for children (who have Communication and interaction needs)
Monday 4th March 2019, Full day 09:30 - 15:30

Who is it for:

 Teachers and Teaching Assistants.

Trainees and those being cascaded to by trained practitioners in the Play Interaction programme.


Areas Covered: Play Interaction is part of a continuum of provision to develop children’s social communication skills, along with Fun Time and Circle Time.

 This enhanced level course develops practitioners’ knowledge and understanding of Play Interaction

  •  It provides practical activities to support children who have communication and interaction needs
  •  It includes case studies with DVD clips
  •  Introduction to the theory of play interaction and Implementation of the manual.
  •  A better understanding of the role of play in social and academic development.
  • An understanding of the principals of play and interaction in typical development.
  • An introduction to play based assessment.


 Course Outcomes:

Recognise the importance of social interaction and communication skills

  •  Understand how Play Interaction supports children with social interaction and social communication needs
  •  Learn a variety of Play Interaction activities and songs
  •  Learn how to plan Play Interaction sessions for children
  • Consider ways of recording children’s responses and progress.
  • Be able to adapt the programme to meet the needs of individual children.

Alternatively this course can be delivered in your school/setting. Please discuss this with your EYST or LCI link teacher or email sarah.mounsey@leicester.gov.uk 











Course details:

Reference: SPCLCOUR1984
Date: Monday 4th March 2019
Time: Full day 09:30 - 15:30
Cost: £120 per delegate (Leicester Maintained Schools)
£150 per delegate (All Other Schools - Non-Maintained)
Location: New Parks House
Pindar Road, Leicester, LE39RN.
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