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Phoebe Caldwell


Autism & Intensive Interaction

Phoebe Caldwell is an expert practitioner in Intensive Interaction working mainly with children and adults on the Autistic Spectrum and also has over 40 years experience as a practitioner with people whose severe learning disabilities are linked with behavioural distress.

She held a Rowntree Research Fellow for four years. She trains professionals, therapists, managers, practitioners, parents and carers in the successful approach known as Intensive Interaction. She is employed by the NHS, Social Services, Community Services and Education Services to work with difficult-to-provide-for individuals. She is the author of ten books, her latest book, 'The Anger Box' combines practice with recent neurobiological research (see references).

In 2009, Phoebe won the Times/Sternberg award for her work to improve the outlook for people with severe autism. The award, in its second year, celebrates the achievements of people aged 70 or over who have done most for society and good causes in their older age. In 2011 she was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Science (DSc) by Bristol University for her work on communication with people on the autistic spectrum and those with profound multiple learning disabilities.

"If you have autism, the brain is like a kaleidoscope where the pattern never settles. I use body language to tune into people on the spectrum. It's easy to learn".

Recent & Upcoming Activities

'Word of Mouth': Radio Program
Talk About Autism: on-line Question and Answer
Workshop Speaker: Copenhagen University

School of Education, Birmingham University
NAS Manchester
Learning Disability Today Olympia
Autism Oxford

West Norfolk CTLD
Norwich Heritage Care

Breckenbrough School, Nr Thirsk
Vickerstown Primary School, Walney Island
St Crispin's School, Edinburgh
imap Specialist Autism Residential School - Reebok Stadium
James Rennie School
Overley Hall School
Ysgol Plas Brondyffryn
Oliver House School

Residential Homes:
Reach for Autism
Milestone Trust
Cardiff: Seren-Group

Day Centres

Concept Training:
Chorley Lancs
SEPT Flitwick

Parents Group: In Control

Individual tutorials:
Students from Copenhagen/ Moscow

Individual Families

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