Intensive Interaction Institute

Developing the Fundamentals of Communication

Promoting social inclusion to facilitate wider lifelong learning

Intensive Interaction in Action

Access to Communication

This is what people have to say about their experience of Intensive Interaction

Welcome to

Intensive Interaction

Dr Dave Hewett OBE

Intensive Interaction is an approach designed to help people at early levels of development, people who have autism, people who have severe, profound or complex learning difficulties. Intensive Interaction works on early interaction abilities - how to enjoy being with other people - to relate, interact, know, understand and practice communication routines.

Intensive Interaction teaches and develops the ‘Fundamentals of Communication’, attainments such as: use and understanding of eye contacts, facial expressions, vocalisations leading to speech, taking turns in exchanges of conversation and the structure of conversation.

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Dave Hewett gives a brief history about how Intensive Interaction came into being ...

What We Offer

Services and products to help disseminate the theory and practice of Intensive Interaction

Courses & Training

online or at your workplace for organisations or online for individuals


a range of services for individuals, groups and organisations


academic journal articles and books relating to the approach


a range of books, DVDs, training packs and free downloadable resources


Regional, national and international conferences take place during the year

Video Materials

professionally published DVDs and a link to the Institute's YouTube site

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