Shopping cart
Phoebe Caldwell - From Isolation to Intimacy: Making Friends Without Words - 9781843105008 - KKD0002718
Stock image for illustration purposes only - book cover, edition or condition may vary.

From Isolation to Intimacy: Making Friends Without Words

€ 17.95
FREE Delivery in Ireland
Description for From Isolation to Intimacy: Making Friends Without Words Paperback. Caldwell shows that Intensive Interaction is a straightforward way, through attending to body language and other non-verbal means of communication, of establishing contact and building a relationship with people who are non-verbal. This simple method is accessible to anyone who lives or works with such people. Num Pages: 192 pages. BIC Classification: MJN; MMZ. Category: (G) General (US: Trade); (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 231 x 156 x 14. Weight in Grams: 284. Good clean copy with some minor shelf wear.
If you have no language, how can you make yourself understood, let alone make friends? Phoebe Caldwell has worked for many years with people with severe intellectual disabilities and/or autistic spectrum disorder who are non-verbal, and whose inability to communicate has led to unhappy and often violent behaviour. In this new book she explores the nature of close relationships, and shows how these are based not so much on words as on the ability to listen, pay attention, and respond in terms that are familiar to the other person. This is the key to Intensive Interaction, which ... Read more

Product Details

Publication date
Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Used, Very Good
Number of Pages
Place of Publication
London, United Kingdom
Shipping Time
Usually ships in 2 to 4 working days

About Phoebe Caldwell
Phoebe Caldwell has worked for over 35 years as a practitioner with children and adults with autism and people whose severe learning disabilities are linked with behavioural distress. She was a Rowntree Research Fellow for four years, trains management, therapists, practitioners, parents and carers in her successful approach to Intensive Interaction. She is employed by the NHS Social Services and ... Read more

Reviews for From Isolation to Intimacy: Making Friends Without Words
Anyone working closely with people with severe learning disabilities or Autism Spectrum Conditions will find this latest book invaluable. Building on the themes she presented in Finding you Finding me, Phoebe Caldwell presents a user-friendly guide to using intensive interaction with people who are unable to communicate verbally. Numerous cases are presented in an accessible way, highlighting that by taking ... Read more

Goodreads reviews for From Isolation to Intimacy: Making Friends Without Words