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

The Intensive Interaction Outcomes Reporter

The Intensive Interaction Outcomes Reporter

The Intensive Interaction Outcomes Reporter
Julie Calveley

Chapter overview

  • The ‘Outcomes Reporter’ and the complexities of outcome observation and recording
  • The reasons behind the need for a qualitative and narrative focus on outcomes observation and recording

This chapter focuses on one specific system developed for recognising, recording and reporting Intensive Interaction progress outcomes. The previous chapter has described reasons for record-keeping and proposed that record-keeping should be a simple and enjoyable activity. Furthermore, with Intensive Interaction it is suggested that a crucial aspect of record-keeping is celebrating the achievements of people making progress and those who are supporting them.

Written records of progress that are effective and useful should be:

  • written in simple language
  • in chronological order
  • easily accessible
  • a good balance of detail and conciseness
  • safely stored.

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