Intensive Interaction Institute

Co-ordinator Course

Target Group

All practitioners who work in the field: teachers and teacher assistants, speech and language therapists and assistants, psychologists, probationers and assistants, social workers, residential staff, qualified and non-qualified etc.

Therefore: the course will be open to all practitioners, of whatever qualification, or holding no qualifications except for their practical experience.

The course includes reading and becoming familiar with the underlying research. However, course tutors are experienced in helping all practitioners can be assisted to become comfortable with the academic components.

We believe that this course will be attractive to employers in that they will see the value of having a member of staff within the establishment or service who is an Intensive Interaction Coordinator.

Course Aims

By the end of the course an Intensive Interaction Co-ordinator will:

    be a good practitioner in the techniques of doing Intensive Interaction
    be able to train and mentor individuals and small staff teams in the practice of Intensive Interaction
    be able to give workshops on Intensive Interaction to groups
    be a resource to their employing organisation - have knowledge in theory and practice about approaches to supporting the implementation of Intensive Interaction within an organisation
    have read and be knowledgeable about all publications and theories on Intensive Interaction
    be knowledgeable about much of the underlying research theory on parent-baby interaction
    be knowledgeable about many of the issues and associated theories, e.g.: touch, age-appropriateness, developmental theories, the history of psychology and the place of Intensive Interaction, autism theories and history, communication work in the field of SLD etc.

Duration

approx 15 months - 21 days in 7 blocks of 3 days.

Course members carry out a practical, mentored Intensive Interaction project throughout the course

Please Note

The intention of the course is to train practitioners to be a resource to their employer and service. We do not train co-ordinators to become independent consultants or out-sourced consultants on behalf of their employer.

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