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Intensive Interaction
“Intensive Interaction is an approach to teaching the pre-speech fundamentals of communication to children and adults who have severe learning difficulties and/or autism and who are still at an early stage of communication development.” (Intensive Interaction)

Here is a video of what Intensive Interaction looks like, with commentary from Dave Hewett who is one of the founders of the approach.

Whilst taking part in Intensive Interaction, the child will lead and you will join in with the behaviour of the child. This could include copying movements and vocalisations whilst giving the child time to respond. These interactions could be close in proximity, or with a lot of space in between They could be active and noisy, or calm and quiet. :It all really depends on the child. These interactions should always be fun and enjoyable!

Below is a presentation from 'Integrated Treatment Services' providing more information about what Intensive Interaction is:

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