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Title Autism and intensive interaction : using body language to reach children on the autistic spectrum / presented by Phoebe Caldwell ; produced by Danny Hicks ; interview by Matt Hoghton and Penny Mytton
Published London : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2010
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Counseling and therapy in video    View Resource Record  

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Description 1 online resource (streaming video file) (76 min.)
Series Counseling and therapy in video, volume 3
Summary Intensive Interaction is receiving increasing acclaim as an effective way of communicating and developing emotional engagement with children with autism, and this film shows just how remarkable the results of this simple, easy-to-use approach can be. This three part film follows Phoebe Caldwell as she works with children who she has never met before and who have been selected because staff find them difficult to engage. It charts their journey from initial rejection to intimate interaction. Together with Penny Mytton, a teacher at the school where the film takes place, Phoebe demonstrates how, by using the child's own body language and sounds to create a language that they recognize, a conversation can be developed with children who are unable to use conventional communicative methods. To give context to the approach, Phoebe explores the nature of sensory difficulties associated with autism with GP Matt Hoghton, Clinical Champion in Learning Disabilities at the Royal College of General Practitioners. The film concludes with an uncut intervention between Phoebe and eight-year-old Jamie, showing how Intensive Interaction enables the brain to work more effectively and increase social responsiveness to a level that is rewarding for everyone involved. This unique and inspiring training film will be of interest to all professionals working with hard-to-reach autistic children, and will also help parents and carers to connect with those on the spectrum
Notes Title from resource description page (viewed May 8, 2014)
Previously released as DVD
This edition in English
Subject Children with autism spectrum disorders -- Rehabilitation.
Children with autism spectrum disorders -- Means of communication
Nonverbal communication in children.
Genre/Form Interviews.
Nonfiction films.
Instructional films.
Video recordings.
Form Streaming video
Author Hicks, Danny (Producer), producer
Hoghton, Matt, interviewer
Mytton, Penny, interviewer
Caldwell, Phoebe, interviewee, speaker