Intensive Interaction uses body language to tune into children who struggle to communicate. It involves ‘learning their language’ and responding, to ‘what’ they do and ‘how’ they do it. It is more than just copying or mirroring, it means entering their world and working from what it is that the child finds meaningful. The Therapies team support intensive interaction as a ‘whole school approach’ in order to develop a child’s interactions across their day.
Many of our children choose Lego to self-occupy. Lego Therapy is used with some children in individual or group sessions. These sessions aim to develop children’s emotions, understanding, attention & listening skills, concentration, turn taking, problem solving and working with others.