The only guide you need to read on the Intensive Interaction approach returns for its second edition, this time with its founder, Dave Hewett, as the Editor. The Intensive Interaction approach has spread around the world and has been hugely influential in developing and teaching communication techniques with individuals who have severe learning difficulties and autism. This straightforward, no-nonsense handbook contains: – 2 new chapters: The Intensive Interaction Outcomes Reporter; and Autism and Intensive & Intensive Interaction and more able people; – photo stories demonstrating the approach in practice; – links to external videos presenting the photo stories in greater depth. More information on the Intensive Interaction community and approach can be found on dedicated social media pages, and at

Autism and Intensive Interaction, and Intensive Interaction With More Able People

Autism and Intensive Interaction, and Intensive Interaction With More Able People
Amandine Mourière

Chapter overview

  • Communication, social interaction and interpersonal communication
  • Autism and social communication
  • Autism and language – who do we think of when we say more able people?
  • Face-to-face communication and non-verbal behaviours
  • Brief practical advice for helping the development of the Fundamentals of Communication with people already speaking
    • Tuning-in
    • Joining-in
    • Ways of responding

Communication, Social Interaction and Interpersonal Communication

As is described in Chapter 1, interacting for the pure joy of social contact can be easily observed in the way we relate on a daily basis with each other. When talking about the weather, or what we’ve been up to at the weekend, we will of course be interested in the ...

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