Pinderfields Hospital

Pupil Referral Unit

Interventions at EYAC

To support our learners in achieving their full potential we offer a range of interventions at EYAC. Each child will receive interventions that will support the outcomes identified on their MSP or on their EHCP, taken from reports submitted by the professionals involved with the child.

Interventions include, but are not limited to:

Attention Autism:

A program devised by Gina Davies that is predominantly aimed at children with identified Speech. Language and Communication Needs (SLCN) and those children who have a formal diagnosis of Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

Children start at stage one and work progressively through the stages in order to develop their attention and ability to participate in joint attention activities. The intervention is delivered by two adults in a room free from distractions, which enables the child to focus on the adult delivering the session, the other adult acts as a support for the child.



A program that has been devised for children who have visual impairments (VI), hearing impairments (HI) and Multi-Sensory Impairments (MSI). Flo Longhorn

This intervention is specifically devised so that all the senses are employed in order to stimulate the neural pathways, using light, sound, touch, taste and smell. Again, this delivered in a room that is free from distractions, usually one of our two sensory rooms. This is delivered on a one to one basis, to ensure that the experience is intense and the child can become immersed in the experience.


Intensive interaction:

Intensive interaction is a strategy that is applied with pre-verbal children in order to build early shared interactions. This occurs when the adult replicates the sound that a child has made in exactly the same tone, speed and length of time as the original sound from the child. The adult must leave a short amount of time between each vocalisation in order to provide the child with processing time and wait for a response. This is not limited to vocalisations and can be applied to movements that the child makes if they are not yet vocalising.