How Eye Contact Plays a Part in Educational Gains of Children

 Anna Chung is a Paediatric Behavioural Therapist specialising in Autism and developmental delay. She shares about the importance of eye contact and its effect

Research has also shown that poor eye contact may adversely affect the educational gains of children due to the relationship between eye contact and attending to the teacher and instructional demands. This is because eye contact occurs really early in development and serves many functions for the young child. To communicate with their carers, teachers, their peers and their surroundings.

The lack of eye contact in early development could potentially hamper a wide range of social learning. Therefore it is important for carers to promote eye contact at an early stage.

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