Listening with All Our Senses: a Handbook: Establishing Communication with People on the Autistic Spectrum or Those with Profound Learning Disabilities and Sometimes Distressed Behaviour

by Phoebe Caldwell

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This handbook collects together three of Phoebe Caldwell's groundbreaking books on Intensive Interaction and other innovative techniques for communicating with people with autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) and/or profound learning disabilities. Key features: Written by a leading expert in the subject; compendium of three titles; supported by numerous case histories and interpretation of real-life examples; accessible and engaging; practical advice for people working in the field. About the resource The three texts brought together in this handbook offer a new perspective for those supporting people with ASD and/or profound and multiple learning disabilities. Caldwell emphasises the importance of shifting the focus away from the label of 'challenging behaviour' and instead offers practical advice for ways that we can help to alleviate the distress that may be at the route of such behaviours, by communicating with people on their own terms and in their own 'language'. She uses multiple case studies from her years of experience in the field to illustrate Intensive Interaction and the innovative techniques that she has developed for entering the person's world, as they experience it, and approaching two-way communication from this perspective. The compendium includes a new introduction written by Caldwell and You Don't Know What It's Like also features an updated 'GP's viewpoint' provided by Dr Matt Hoghton. Contents include: This handbook brings together Person to Person You Don't Know What It's Like Crossing the Minefield. Vital information for: Health and social care workers, personal assistants, service staff and managers, family members, and individuals supporting people on the autistic spectrum and/or those with profound learning disabilities

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