The Intensive Interaction Handbook

The Intensive Interaction Handbook

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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 - 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 more

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  • Paperback | 168 pages
  • 208 x 294 x 12mm | 458.13g
  • Sage Publications Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0857024914
  • 9780857024916
  • 217,721

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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 Magazineshow more

Table of contents

PART ONE: HUMAN COMMUNICATION AND THE BACKGROUND TO INTENSIVE INTERACTIONThe Nature of Human Communication - Dave HewettBackground to Intensive Interaction - Graham FirthHow Do Human Beings Start Learning to Communicate? - Dave HewettPART TWO: THE PRACTICALITIES OF DOING INTENSIVE INTERACTIONPreparing for Intensive Interaction - Dave HewettGetting Going - Dave HewettFurther and Continuing Progress - Dave HewettRecording the Activities and Maintaining the Processes - Mark BarberSupporting Intensive Interaction in Workplaces - Graham Firth & Dave HewettDoing Intensive Interaction at Home - Tandy HarrisonPART THREE: ISSUES, TOPICS AND COMMUNITYSome Associated Issues and Topics - Dave HewettThe Intensive Interaction Community - Graham Firthshow more

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