Responding to individuals with severe learning difficulties and stereotyped behaviour: challenges for an inclusive era

  title={Responding to individuals with severe learning difficulties and stereotyped behaviour: challenges for an inclusive era},
  author={Melanie Nind and Mary Kellett},
  journal={European Journal of Special Needs Education},
  pages={265 - 282}
Traditionally, professionals working with individuals with severe learning difficulties who demonstrate stereotyped behaviours, such as rocking and hand-flapping, have viewed such behaviours as undesirable, inappropriate and in need of reduction or elimination. This perspective is influenced by notions of readying those individuals for mixed settings, educating, training or modifying them to help gain their acceptance. Intensive Interaction is an alternative approach for working with… 
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