Intensive Interaction Institute

The fundamentals of communication

The fundamentals of communication can be characterised as things like:

Learning to give brief attention to another person.
To share attention with another person.
Learning to extend those attentions, learning to concentrate on another person.
Developing shared attention into 'activities'.
Taking turns in exchanges of behaviour.
To have fun, to play.
Using and understanding eye contacts.
Using and understanding of facial expressions.
Using and understanding of non-verbal communication such as gesture and body language.
Learning use and understanding of physical contacts.
Learning use and understanding of vocalisations, having your vocalisations become more varied and extensive, then gradually more precise and meaningful.