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.
Chapter 8: Supporting Intensive Interaction in Workplaces
Supporting Intensive Interaction in Workplaces
This chapter looks at:
- The Environment
- Best Working Atmosphere for Supporting Intensive Interaction Work?
- Methodical, Organised Collaboration
- Settings: Special Schools
- Settings: Adult Residential and Day Services
- Settings: The Interactive Café.
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 in which we attempt to develop Intensive Interaction with our clients or pupils can be a very important factor in getting it right. ...