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Sharing Attention with Adults

“Sharing Is Caring”

  • “Plug In” and go along with what your child is interested in. Have close face to face contact while engaged in the activity.
  • Share in the things your child enjoys and identify his focus of attention.
  • Activities may include clapping to music, shaking a rattle, “Peek-a-boo,” and playing with other various toys.
  • Discontinue the activity for a few seconds to see if your child will initiate the interaction.
  • Continue the activity using gestural, contextual, verbal and physical prompts to guide your child.
  • Reduce cues as your child begins to share attention with you.