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Communication and Interaction

Play Interaction for Children (who have Communication and Interaction Needs)
Wednesday 17th March 2021, 09:00 - 12:30

Who is it for: -
Teacher 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 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 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

Course details:

Reference: SPCLCOUR2725
Date: Wednesday 17th March 2021
Time: 09:00 - 12:30
Cost: £75 per delegate (Leicester Maintained Schools)
£75 per delegate (All Other Schools - Non-Maintained)
Trainers: Jyoti Sharma
Location: To be delivered via Microsoft Teams

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