Recommended Books

The following books have been recommended for further information on Intensive Interaction.

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  • Access to Communication

    Access to Communication

    Nind, M. & Hewett, D.(2nd Edition, 2006) London: David Fulton.

    The award-winning creators of "Intensive Interaction" bring this groundbreaking book up-to-date with new material covering inclusion and emotional literacy. The book includes: a brand new section looking at Intensive Interactions implementation in pre-school settings

    £17.00 plus P&P at Amazon

  • Understanding Intensive Interaction: Context and Concepts for Professionals and Families

    Understanding Intensive Interaction: Context and Concepts for Professionals and Families

    Graham Firth, Ruth Berry, Cath Irvine (2010) Jessica Kingsley Publishers

    This highly accessible book will help families and professionals develop a deeper understanding of this highly-successful approach and its associated issues, resulting in improved communication opportunities within a variety of care, therapeutic and educational settings. This compendium offers a multidisciplinary perspective to intensive interaction, bringing together the authors' experience and research from different disciplines.

    £13.64 plus P&P at Amazon

  • Using Intensive Interaction with a Person with a Social or Communicative Impairment

    Using Intensive Interaction with a Person with a Social or Communicative Impairment

    Graham Firth and Mark Barber

    This easy-to-use guide steers readers through the practical application of the approach, showing how positive results can best be achieved. The authors explain clearly how to prepare for, carry out and reflect on the use of Intensive Interaction with a client or family member. A multitude of key questions are addressed, including finding the right setting, evaluating progress and disengaging effectively at the end of a session. In the final section they consider some of the wider implications of the approach, such as developing confidence as a practitioner and incorporating Intensive Interaction into long-term care or educational planning. This practical and accessible book is a useful resource for speech and language therapists, occupational therapists, special school or further education teachers, social care professionals and anyone else caring for or working with people with social or communicative impairments. It will also be useful to practitioners already using the approach.

    £11.69 plus P&P at Amazon

  • Intensive Interaction: Theoretical Perspectives

    Intensive Interaction: Theoretical Perspectives

    Edited by Dave Hewett, with chapters by: Mel Nind, Penny Lacey, Suzanne Zeedyk, Lydia Swinton, Mark Barber, Graham Firth and Cath Irvine.

    Review: 'This is a very welcome addition to the growing body of literature on Intensive Interaction. By drawing on new findings from neurology and a better understanding of the centrality of communication, it demonstrates the power of Intensive Interaction as a practical intervention for a wide range of practitioners'

    £22.24 plus P&P at Amazon

  • The Intensive Interaction Handbook

    The Intensive Interaction Handbook

    Dave Hewett, Mark Barber, Graham Firth, Tandy Harrison

    This book is a practical guide to help those wishing to implement intensive interaction in their setting, and it provides detailed advice and step-by-step guidance as well as a consideration of all the issues associated with carrying out this approach. It considers: preparing for intensive interaction; observing intensive interaction in progress; doing intensive interaction at home and at work; teamwork; wellbeing; and, record-keeping. This book is a straightforward guide for anyone wanting to use intensive interaction with people with severe and complex learning difficulties, people who have very severe learning difficulties, profound and multiple learning difficulties, multi-sensory impairments, and people who have a diagnosis of autism.

    £22.24 plus P&P at Amazon

  • Interaction in Action: Reflections on the Use of Intensive Interaction.

    Interaction in Action: Reflections on the Use of Intensive Interaction.

    Hewett, D & Nind, M (1998) (eds) London: David Fult

    An edited collection of essays from practitioners of Intensive Interaction, including parents, teachers, care and therapeutic staff. Addresses use of Intensive Interaction in a range of context and with a range of age groups. Reviews progress since Acess to Communication.

    £20.00 plus P&P at Amazon

  • Challenging Behaviour: Principles and Practices.

    Challenging Behaviour: Principles and Practices.

    Hewett, D. (1998) (ed.) London: David Fulton.

    A collection of case studies of responses to challenging behaviour, many of which operate principles aligned to Intensive Interaction.

    £18.00 plus P&P at Amazon

  • Implementing Intensive Interaction in Schools - Guidance for Practitioners, Managers and Corordinators

    Implementing Intensive Interaction in Schools - Guidance for Practitioners, Managers and Corordinators

    Kellett, M & Nid, M (2003) David Fulton Publishers

    By taking a detailed look at the implementation and management of intensive interaction in schools, the authors of this text offer practical guidance on how to get the most from the approach in a school context.

    £18.00 plus P&P at Amazon

  • 'When age-appropriateness isn't appropriate' in Coupe-O'Kane & Goldbart, J (eds) Whose Choice? Contentious Issues for those Working with People with Learning Difficulties.

    Nind, M & Hewett, D (1996) London: David Fulton.

    A discussion of the age-appropriateness issues associated with Intensive Interaction. A detailed challenge to the primacy of the age-appropriateness.

    £20.00 plus P&P at Amazon

  • 'Intensive Interaction and children with autism', in S. Powell (ed) Helping Children with Autism to Learn.

    'Intensive Interaction and children with autism', in S. Powell (ed) Helping Children with Autism to Learn.

    Nind, M. (2000) London: David Fulton

    Explores two illustrations of interactive game with individuals with autism and discusses how these might be experienced by the participants.

    £16.00 plus P&P at Amazon

  • A Practical Guide to Intensive Interaction.

    A Practical Guide to Intensive Interaction.

    Nind, M. & Hewett, D. (2001) BILD.

    This is the most practical book on Intensive Interaction yet, designed to be readily accessible to care staff and parents. It contains many examples of how the approach might be used and summaries of important principles. It has guidance on 'troubleshooting' and advice for moving on further with the approach.

    £16.00 plus P&P at Amazon

  • Approaches to Communication Through Music.

    Approaches to Communication Through Music.

    Corke, M. (2002) David Fulton Publishers.

    One of the ways forward when working with those who have little or no speech, or limited comprehension of language, is to use music. In this book tried and tested approaches and activities devised to promote the development of communication and social interaction at a fundamental level are clearly set out.

    £15.00 plus P&P at Amazon

  • Touching : The Human Significance of the Skin.

    Touching : The Human Significance of the Skin.

    Montagu, Ashley. (1986) Perennial

    £8.26 plus P&P at Amazon