Intensive interaction is an approach to teaching the pre-speech 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. This book is a practical guide to help those wishing to implement intensive interaction in their setting, and it provides detailed advice and step-by-step guidance as well as a consideration of all the issues associated with carrying out this approach.

Supporting Intensive Interaction in Workplaces

Supporting intensive interaction in workplaces
GrahamFirth and DaveHewett

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In this chapter we offer some general advice on workplace issues for supporting Intensive Interaction practice. We will try to provide a vision of the ‘best-case’ scenario in most respects, while also attempting not be overly prescriptive. Successful workplaces take many forms. Our apologies – we may at times be offering some advice that feels obvious to some readers.

The Environment

The environment in which we attempt to develop Intensive Interaction with our clients or pupils can be a very important factor in getting it right. ...

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