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ERIC Number: EJ828598
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1354-4187
A Dual Aspect Process Model of Intensive Interaction
Firth, Graham
British Journal of Learning Disabilities, v37 n1 p43-49 Mar 2009
Intensive Interaction is an empirically researched approach to developing fundamental communication and sociability for people with severe and profound learning disabilities and/or autism. However, it is the author's contention that certain aspects of Intensive Interaction are not universally conceptualised in a uniform manner, and that there are two general process models that are used to describe the approach by an increasing number of multi-disciplinary practitioners and advocates. Firstly, there is a "Social Inclusion Process Model" of Intensive Interaction, with practitioners using the approach with the primary aim of inclusively responding to the communication of a person with learning disability, however it is expressed. Secondly, there is a "Developmental Process Model", with practitioners having identifiably educative or developmental goals, rather than the approach being viewed simply as a means of contemporaneous social inclusion. In an attempt to clarify this position, this paper makes the case for a "Dual Aspect Process Model" of Intensive Interaction.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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