Understanding intensive interaction : contexts and concepts for professionals and families
By: Firth, Graham.
Contributor(s): Berry, Ruth | Irvine, Cath.Publisher: London Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2010Description: 240 p. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9781843109822.Subject(s): INTENSIVE INTERACTION | COMMUNICATION | SOCIAL INTEGRATION | RELATIONSHIPS | PROFOUND INTELLECTUAL AND MULTIPLE DISABILITIES | AUTISM | BEHAVIOUR DISORDERS
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"Intensive interaction is a highly effective approach for developing communication and relationships with hard-to-reach individuals, especially people with a severe of profound learning disability or those on the autism spectrum. This clear and accessible book will help professionals and families develop a deeper understanding of both theoretical and practical aspects of Intensive Interaction."
Introduction|What is intensive interaction?|Issues associated with personal characteristics|Issues associated with social inclusion (being with someone)|Issues associated with human communication|Relationship building and maintenance|Issues associated with human learning (developmental issues)|Some psychological theories of human behaviour|Some psychological concepts|Some issues associated with the practicalities of approach use|Creating an interactive environment|Issues associated with the socio-political environment|Issues associated with approach development and dissemination