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 https://www.intensiveinteraction.org/
Dr. Dave Hewett has been working in the field of special education for 40 years. He was headteacher at Harperbury Hospital School throughout the 1980s, where he and the team worked on the development of Intensive Interaction, producing the first publications and first research on Intensive Interaction, resulting in his doctorate. With Melanie Nind he produced the first Intensive Interaction book in 1994. Since 1990 he has been an independent consultant, continuing to publish extensively and work on the development and dissemination of the approach. Dave also publishes and gives courses on challenging behaviour issues, though as he maintains in the challenging behaviour section of this book, `behaviour difficulties are communication difficulties'. It is therefore not a separate topic. He is now director of the Intensive Interaction Institute, travelling and broadcasting the Intensive Interaction message increasingly worldwide.
Part I: Human communication and the background to Intensive Interaction Chapter 1: The nature of human communication - Dave Hewett Chapter 2: Background to Intensive Interaction - Graham Firth & Jules McKim Chapter 3: How do human beings start learning to communicate? - Dave Hewett Part II: Practicalities of doing Intensive Interaction Chapter 4: Preparing for Intensive Interaction - Dave Hewett Chapter 5: Getting going - Dave Hewett Chapter 6: Further and continuing progress - Dave Hewett Chapter 7: Recording the activities and maintaining the processes - Mark Barber Chapter 8: The Intensive Interaction Outcomes Reporter - Julie Calveley Chapter 9: Supporting Intensive Interaction in workplaces - Graham Firth & Dave Hewett Chapter 10: Autism and Intensive Interaction & Intensive Interaction with more able people - Amandine Mouriere Chapter 11: Doing Intensive Interaction at home - Tandy Harrison Part III: Issues, topics and community Chapter 12: Some associated issues and topics - Dave Hewett Chapter 13: The Intensive Interaction community - Graham Firth & Jules McKim