BiographyAmandine has worked with children and adults with learning disabilities and autism for 10 years, in a wide variety of settings. She developed a deep interest in autism whilst working in schools as a teaching assistant and discovered Intensive Interaction during her work in that post. Amandine found that she immediately felt at ease with the naturalness of the approach and the quickly visible benefits in the children’s communication abilities and sense of well-being. Her work varied also to developing expertise with children with PMLD and she found that Intensive Interaction has equal, crucial application to those pupils or service users. Amandine decided to study Intensive Interaction further and completed her Masters in Autism in 2014 with a particular focus on Intensive Interaction, followed by the Intensive Interaction Coordinator Course in 2015. Amandine is now a free-lance autism and learning disability consultant and Associate of the Intensive Interaction Institute where she is a member of Dave Hewett’s team. Her role includes, giving training courses in the UK and other countries, workplace hands-on consultation, writing articles, books and training materials and playing her part in the awareness and dissemination work of the Institute.
I have a special interest in art and I am particularly fond of Egon Schiele. I have always been keen on the work of surrealist artists through different medium: photography (Man Ray), films, (Dali and Bunuel), writings (Breton), and paintings (Duchamps, Kalho, Dali).
In my spare time I enjoy going to art galleries, gigs, cinema, and theatre.
I like the outdoors, especially walking through the countryside and in the mountains.