Gaining the power of initiation through intensive interaction
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Gaining the power of initiation through intensive interaction

Julie Calveley Intensive Interaction Institute Associate, Calveley Consultancy, New Denham, Buckinghamshire

People with profound and multiple learning disabilities experience communication difficulties that can be a barrier to social inclusion, an important determinant of health, happiness and well-being. This article describes how intensive interaction enhanced communication and social inclusion for one young person with profound and multiple learning disabilities (Rosie) and the effect this had on her development, health and well-being. The article also briefly explains the background to intensive interaction, details technical aspects of how the approach was used with Rosie, the progress made through repetition as well as an account of some of the outcomes over a three-month period.

Learning Disability Practice. 20, 1, 19-23. doi: 10.7748/ldp.2017.e1797


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This article has been subject to external double-blind review and checked for plagiarism using automated software

Conflict of interest

None declared

Received: 05 September 2016

Accepted: 12 December 2016

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