1st Edition

Interaction in Action Reflections on the Use of Intensive Interaction

By Dave Hewett, Melanie Nind Copyright 1998
    312 Pages
    by David Fulton Publishers

    316 Pages
    by David Fulton Publishers

    First Published in 1998. The authors’ aim in editing Interaction in Action is to follow up on the thinking and practical guidance contained in their previous work on Intensive Interaction: They hope to illustrate that Intensive Interaction is not just something that goes on in hospital schools. Here we see the approach used not only by teachers, but also by speech therapists, occupational therapists, social workers, psychologists and parents. We see the approach used in people's homes as well as in education and day centres. The contributors have been asked to share their insights, the way they think about Intensive Interaction as well as the way that they 'do' it. This means that the chapters contain both reflective analysis and vivid description. The contributions illustrate how Intensive Interaction has grown and developed as an educational approach and as a way of being with people, and they illustrate the impact on all those involved.

    Chapter 1 Introduction: Recent Developments in Interactive Approaches, DaveHewett, MelanieNind; Chapter 2 Chapter 2 Using Intensive Interaction with Pupils who have Multi-Sensory Impairment, ChrisAddis; Chapter 3 Chapter 3 Jamie's Story: Intensive Interaction in a College of Further Education, ChristineSmith; Chapter 4 Chapter 4 Sabrina's Story: Curriculum in the Early Years, CarolPeters; Chapter 5 Chapter 5 Commentary One: Practice and Progress, DaveHewett, MelanieNind; Chapter 6 Chapter 6 Addressing the Needs of Adults with Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities in Social Services Provision, CathIrvine; Chapter 7 Chapter 7Introducing Intensive Interaction for People with Profound Learning Disabilities Living in Small Staffed Houses in the Community, JudithSamuel, JaquiMaggs; Chapter 8 Chapter 8 The Gradual Development of Intensive Interaction in a School Setting, ValStothard; Chapter 9 Chapter 9 Commentary Two: Getting Intensive Interaction Established in Different Settings — Institutional Issues, MelanieNind, DaveHewett; Chapter 10 Chapter 10 Ben's Story: Developing the Communication Abilities of a Pupil with Autism, LynneKnott, AngelaCurtis, RuthKennedy; Chapter 11 Chapter 11 Gary's Story: Parents Doing Intensive Interaction, BethTaylor, SteveTaylor; Chapter 12 Chapter 12 Francesca's Story: Facilitating the Earliest Developments, IanBruce, AntonellaBruce, DaveHewett; Chapter 13 Chapter 13 Commentary Three: Learners with Autism. Parents Doing Intensive Interaction, MelanieNind, DaveHewett; Chapter 14 Chapter 14 Future Developments, DaveHewett, MelanieNind; Index; Subject Index;


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