Responsive Communication – The Films

  1. Introduction to the films
  2. Gabriel
  3. Autism and sensory processing
  4. Sensory processing and repetitive behaviours
  5. Exit strategies
  6. Autonomic storm
  7. Visual distortions and Irlen Syndrome / Scotopic Sensitivity
  8. Auditory distortions
  9. Touch and pressure (proprioception)
  10. Emotional overload
  11. Change and unpredictability
  12. Control
  13. Speech and rhythm
  14. Speech and responding to emotions
  15. Echolalia and rhythm
  16. Different voices / negative feelings
  17. Pain (including trigeminal neuralgia)
  18. Trauma
  19. Attachment
  20. Intensive Interaction – learning their language
  21. Responsive Communication and children and adults with profound and multiple learning disabilities
  22. Responsive Communication with individuals who present with distress behaviour
  23. When should we use Responsive Communication?
  24. Pranve
  25. Filming (using film to reflect upon and deepen the interactions you have with the person you support)
  26. Conclusion

This series of short films shows an extended conversation  between Phoebe Caldwell (DSc, Expert Responsive Communication Practitioner who has worked with autistic people for 45 years) and Janet Gurney (BA, PGCT, Director of Training for Us in a Bus, a service based in Surrey that supports adults and children with profound and multiple learning difficulties and autism).