Intensive interaction focuses on teaching the child to build up his/her interaction/communication skills.
Adult copies child’s actions; child shows no awareness of being copied.
Child will look briefly at adult copying them.
Child will pause and watch adult copy them.
Child will demonstrate an action wait for adult to copy
Adult performs action and child will copy
The Advantages of using Intensive Interaction with your children are:
Techniques that will be used during this intervention will be as follows:
THIS INTERVENTION SHOULD BE A JOINT FOCUSED ACTIVITY.
Steps to complete this intervention:
1 – Find a clear open space; ensure there are no obstacles in the way to avoid any trips or falls.
2 – Go down to child’s level, show the child ‘Intensive Interaction’ symbol and say ‘Time to copy’
3 – Sing the’ hello’ song linked to this intervention:
‘Hello (child’s name) hello (child’s name) hello (child’s name) it’s time to copy you’. (sing in the same theme tune as football crazy song)
4 – For up to 3 Minutes, adult to follow child around and copy all vocalisations and actions which the child carries out.
5 – At the end of the 3 minutes adult to go down to child’s level and sing the ‘Goodbye’ song linked to the intervention:
‘Goodbye (child’s name), Goodbye (Childs name) Good bye(Childs name) I’ve finished copying you’
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