Building on Phoebe Caldwell’s previous bestselling books, Learning the Language is a DVD resource which demonstrates the techniques carers can use to build positive relationships with people with severe learning disabilities and challenging behaviour. Phoebe uses a combined approach of using a person’s own ‘language’ to communicate with them (Intensive Interaction) while also trying to reduce the stress they experience by an exploration of their sensory reality and hyper-sensitivities.
This exciting DVD shows Phoebe establishing contact for the first time with a man with severe autistic spectrum disorder; support workers demonstrating how they put the techniques into action in their daily routines; how new ways of communicating can make a difference to the lives of all concerned.
The guidance notes provide an overview of autistic spectrum disorder and Intensive Interaction.
Professionals within the social care sector are required to undertake Continuous Professional Development (CPD) by the General Social Care Council (GSCC). Those who use this resource will be able to gain CPD points.