1st Edition

Integrating Intensive Interaction Developing Communication Practice in Services for Children and Adults with Severe Learning Difficulties, Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties and Autism

By Amandine Mourière, Jules McKim Copyright 2018
    130 Pages 14 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    130 Pages 14 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This unique book features a collection of lively stories on the integration of Intensive Interaction practice into schools and adult service settings. It addresses communication development, both from a micro and macro level across a variety of service settings, with each chapter written by a different practitioner. These personal accounts cover individual practice and reflection with a single case-study person, as well as influencing organisational change.

    The authors assert that within adult services and educational settings, Intensive Interaction can be used as a way to develop communication and confidence and to work with the principles of inclusion and person-centred acceptance and support. The book develops an understanding of issues that can be addressed within training and mentoring other staff, and uses case studies throughout as a powerful training tool.

    Filled with practical advice and techniques to develop communication with people who find it hard to communicate, as well as guidance on ensuring the sustainable extension of the use of Intensive Interaction by embedding the approach within organisational ways of working, this book will be of value to anyone working within children and adult services for people with communication impairments.

    1 Introduction 2 Becoming the Beads – an Intensive Interaction Journey with Hayden 3 Sustaining and Developing Practice in a Large NHS Trust 4 Learning Together through Human Connection – Individualised Care at its Best 5 Less is More – Working with a Person with PLMD 6 Building and Emotional Connection through Intensive Interaction 7 Intensive Interaction Mentoring Process and the use of Video 8 Managing a Service that Specialises in Intensive Interaction Provision 9 Opening the Box – Accessing our Ability to Enjoy and Understand Interaction 10 Intensive Interaction – From Einstein to Lady GaGa


    Amandine Mourière is a freelance autism and learning disability consultant and an Associate of the Intensive Interaction Institute. 

    Jules McKim is the Intensive Interaction Coordinator with Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust and an Associate of the Intensive Interaction Institute.