Conclusion

  • Responsive Communication (a combination of addressing sensory sensitivities and Intensive Interaction) is transforming the lives of autistic children and adults  and their families across the UK.
  • Whilst Responsive Communication is a deeply supportive approach that brings about many positive changes, it cannot address the root causes of autism. It can, however, successfully relieve some of the attendant distress of the condition, both for the autistic person and for those who support them.

A list of publications, books, films and journal articles is available on Phoebe Caldwell’s website.

 

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).