The Response to Name / Eye Contact Program

Video Summary

Sandy Pih, an early intervention teacher with a specialty in autism, discusses how teachers in her classroom utilize their students' current skills and interests to teach them new skills such as responding to their names and making eye contact. If a child is motivated to look at an interesting toy, the teacher may repeatedly use that toy to secure the child's attention when calling his name, till the act of attending is associated with the child's name as well as the toy itself.

"Some of the core learning programs we have in our classroom (include) a 'response to name/eye contact' program."
— Sandy Pih, Special Instructor at the Children's Center


    • Nonverbal Behaviors Used in Social Interaction
    • eye contact
    • lack of eye contact
    • Therapies
    • reinforcement
    • pairing
    • therapy strategies
    • Verbal Communicative Skills
    • attention to voice
    • lack of attention to voice
    • lack of response to name

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