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The Intensive Interaction Handbook

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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 ...
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Overview

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.
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'In my experience, Intensive Interaction can make a life changing difference to those with autism or complex learning difficulties. If you already use Intensive Interaction, this book is an essential reminder of what makes it special - if not, it will inspire you to give it a try!' -
Nicky Phillips, Educational Psychologist and co-author of 'Teaching Play to Children with Autism'

'The practicalities are covered in detail, as are documentation and record keeping, and this is the strength of this straightforward and useful text'
-SEN Magazine

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780857024916
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 11/16/2011
  • Pages: 168
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 11.60 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

PART ONE: HUMAN COMMUNICATION AND THE BACKGROUND TO INTENSIVE INTERACTION
The Nature of Human Communication - Dave Hewett
Background to Intensive Interaction - Graham Firth
How Do Human Beings Start Learning to Communicate? - Dave Hewett
PART TWO: THE PRACTICALITIES OF DOING INTENSIVE INTERACTION
Preparing for Intensive Interaction - Dave Hewett
Getting Going - Dave Hewett
Further and Continuing Progress - Dave Hewett
Recording the Activities and Maintaining the Processes - Mark Barber
Supporting Intensive Interaction in Workplaces - Graham Firth & Dave Hewett
Doing Intensive Interaction at Home - Tandy Harrison
PART THREE: ISSUES, TOPICS AND COMMUNITY
Some Associated Issues and Topics - Dave Hewett
The Intensive Interaction Community - Graham Firth
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