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

Doing Intensive Interaction At Home

Doing Intensive Interaction At Home
Tandy Harrison

Chapter overview

  • Learning how to make connections
  • Finding the moments and places
  • Sometimes he is under the weather
  • Other family members and friends
  • Relating to the professionals
  • Record-keeping in the family
  • Parents in a ‘community of practice’

When they are expecting a child, most people anticipate doing lovely things with that child in the future, maybe chatting around a dinner table, baking cakes together, setting up a train set. The possibilities seem endless. If you have a child with a learning disability, things can turn out very differently from how you had imagined. You may be faced with a situation where your child lacks the motivation and the skills to interact with you, even in simple ways. For parents this can be ...

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