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Play Interaction For Children (Who Have Communication And Interaction Needs)
Wednesday 4th March 2020, 09:30-15:30 - All centrally run full day courses include a buffet lunch

Who is it for:

Teachers and teaching assistants.  Trainees and those being cascaded to by trained practitioners in the Play Interaction programme. 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 or Liz.Richardson@leicester.gov.uk

 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 supportchildren 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 principles 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


Duration: Full day, 9.30am-3.30pm, includes a buffet lunch.

Fee: £150 per delegate

Venue: Alderman Richard Hallam Primary, Avebury Avenue Leicester LE4 0FQ


Course details:

Reference: SPCLCOUR2425
Date: Wednesday 4th March 2020
Time: 09:30-15:30 - All centrally run full day courses include a buffet lunch
Cost: £150 per delegate (Leicester Maintained Schools)
£150 per delegate (All Other Schools - Non-Maintained)
Location: Alderman Richard Hallam Primary School
Avebury Avenue Leicester LE4 0FQ
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