The Intensive Interaction Handbook

The Intensive Interaction Handbook

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By (author) Dave Hewett, By (author) Cath Irvine, By (author) Graham Firth, By (author) Tandy Harrison, By (author) Mark Barber, By (author) Janee Williamson

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  • Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 168 pages
  • Dimensions: 208mm x 294mm x 12mm | 458g
  • Publication date: 9 November 2011
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0857024914
  • ISBN 13: 9780857024916
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 166,361

Product description

Intensive interaction is an approach to teaching the pre-speech fundamentals of communication to children and adults who have severe learning difficulties or autism, and who are still at an early stage of communication development. This book is a practical guide to help those wishing to implement intensive interaction in their setting, and it provides detailed advice and step-by-step guidance as well as a consideration of all the issues associated with carrying out this approach. It considers: preparing for intensive interaction; observing intensive interaction in progress; doing intensive interaction at home and at work; teamwork; wellbeing; and, record-keeping. This book is a straightforward guide for anyone wanting to use intensive interaction with people with severe and complex learning difficulties, people who have very severe learning difficulties, profound and multiple learning difficulties, multi-sensory impairments, and people who have a diagnosis of autism.

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'In my experience, Intensive Interaction can make a life changing difference to those with autism or complex learning difficulties. If you already use Intensive Interaction, this book is an essential reminder of what makes it special - if not, it will inspire you to give it a try!' - Nicky Phillips, Educational Psychologist and co-author of 'Teaching Play to Children with Autism' 'The practicalities are covered in detail, as are documentation and record keeping, and this is the strength of this straightforward and useful text' -SEN Magazine

Table of contents

PART ONE: HUMAN COMMUNICATION AND THE BACKGROUND TO INTENSIVE INTERACTION The Nature of Human Communication - Dave Hewett Background to Intensive Interaction - Graham Firth How Do Human Beings Start Learning to Communicate? - Dave Hewett PART TWO: THE PRACTICALITIES OF DOING INTENSIVE INTERACTION Preparing for Intensive Interaction - Dave Hewett Getting Going - Dave Hewett Further and Continuing Progress - Dave Hewett Recording the Activities and Maintaining the Processes - Mark Barber Supporting Intensive Interaction in Workplaces - Graham Firth & Dave Hewett Doing Intensive Interaction at Home - Tandy Harrison PART THREE: ISSUES, TOPICS AND COMMUNITY Some Associated Issues and Topics - Dave Hewett The Intensive Interaction Community - Graham Firth