Intensive Interaction is an approach to teaching the 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. Its simplicity and effectiveness has been one of the major themes in the widespread practitioner dissemination that has taken place during the last twenty years. Despite the human simplicity of the approach, Intensive Interaction relates to, or is influenced in practice by, a wide range of interconnecting theories and academic standpoints. With contributions from leading authorities, Dave Hewett provides a comprehensive and detailed description of the theoretical landscape of a now established methodology. The most prominent related theories and issues are reviewed, with Intensive Interaction set within their contexts.  

Introduction

Introduction

The development and dissemination of Intensive Interaction is surely illuminated by the fact that all the major proponents are people who are first and foremost practitioners, but practitioners also entranced by the theoretical aspects of what they do. They have been gradually offering a growing and developing body of literature supporting Intensive Interaction. Here is some more for your enjoyment. This book is a pleasurable project I have had in mind for some time but for various reasons I have been delayed in embarking upon it.

For some of the contributions here, any delay has enabled their time, perhaps more comfortably, to arrive. I am thinking particularly of the survey of pertinent neurology described by M. Suzanne Zeedyk. Owing to the fast-developing nature of knowledge ...

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