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

Further and Continuing Progress

Further and Continuing Progress
Dave Hewett

Chapter overview

  • Progress – activities and sessions are working and ‘spiralling’
    • Further development and progress feels gradual and seamless
    • Keep doing frequent, regular activities or sessions
    • Carry on enjoying everything
    • Natural momentum
    • Repetition and repertoire
    • Spillover and ‘interactivity’
    • Ways of developing variety
    • Spiralling
  • Recognising progress outcomes
    • Types of progress
    • Feeling comfortable with ‘emergence’
  • Mid- to long-term possibilities
    • The person is absolutely flying with progress and development; it occurs so quickly and naturally it is difficult to keep track
    • Progression seems slow and painstaking, but we are realistic and we know where we are
    • We seemed to be doing really well with him for quite a while, but now we are just in a rut
    • Everything is progressing quite well, you can appreciate the sense of natural momentum and gradual achievements
    • The ...
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