We bring practical strategies from clinical and health services settings to those who most need them. We aim to help children and young people by supporting their parents, educators and other professionals. We believe that InterAcT Supports will help enable families to Accomplish and Thrive together.
We understand this is a challenging time for families and a time of increased stress.
Our response to COVID-19 is achieved through ‘Science Communicate’ providing a pragmatic response in the provision of immediate solutions during this pandemic, focused on science understanding and accessibility. Such solutions include for example, supplying accessible clear information, functional communication development, desensitisation strategies, tolerance of uncertainty, Task Analyses and addressing individual stressors among many others.
InterAcT Supports align to our aims of ensuring equity for vulnerable populations in the prevention, screening and treating of COVID-19.
As such, whilst targeted towards responding to COVID-19, the knowledge and capacity acquired will prevail and persist beyond these challenging times.
The InterAcT Supports will be delivered in many formats in time.
Currently, InterAcT Supports are text-based Teaching Tools.
InterAcT Task Analyses, InterAcT Guides and Additional Resources are available below.
We will add further categories as InterAcT supports expand.
The InterAcT Supports are intended to be used together, combining to bring you our InterAcT Teaching Manual. Please continue to check back as our InterAcT Teaching Manual continues to grow.
The InterAcT Supports are designed to be accessible and support parents to select strategies most suited to their family situation, and meet their most pressing concerns.
InterAcT Supports are also designed to support professionals accompanying families on their journey.
Here you will find Task Analyses on topics such as washing hands, using hand sanitiser, wearing gloves, wearing a mask, and on how to develop functional communication. There is also a useful guide explaining how to prepare a Task Analysis.
An InterAcT Task Analysis is created by breaking down complex tasks into a sequence of smaller steps. These small steps are presented in a chain. Instead of presenting the entire, complex task, each individual step in the chain is taught directly
Here you will find Guides on topics such as anxiety, communicating emotions, daily schedules, developing functional communication, positive reinforcement, practice and repeat strategy, prompting for success and a COVID-19 story on communication and connection along with a COVID-19 Glossary.
The InterAcT Guides explain various topics to build a parent’s knowledge and capacity in supporting their child/young person.
Here you will find links to further helpful websites, support materials and recommendations. To assist you there is also a Companion Directory provided. Topics under Additional Resources include activities and learning resources, autism, COVID-19, mental health and well-being, strategies, visual supports and lots more.