Intensive interaction is a communication technique that is used with children and adults who have profound learning disabilities / autism and are often described as 'hard to reach'
It involves observing the behaviours of the person and using those behaviours to interact in a way that the person is comfortable with, recognises and in a sense is...in control of.
A member of staff or family can use this technique which then builds relationships and allows them to respond to and develop meaningful communication pathways.
The use of empathy, vocalisation and allowing the person to set the pace of the interaction and finishing when the person has had enough are all key to this technique.
Julie has found this a very rewarding practice and has had many successful communication situations with different people where she effectively made herself interesting and engaging to the person concerned by joining them in their world and adopting a behaviour style they could understand and respond to.
For more information and advice or to arrange for Julie to visit, please do not hesitate to contact us.