Training and Professional Development Services

As the only provider of professional development in Australia to have the endorsement and full support of Dr Dave Hewett and the UK Intensive Interaction Institute, I provide a range of training opportunities relating Intensive Interaction.

Please use the links view the content involved in the various training and professional development opportunities.

NB Bayside Special Developmental School, Moorabbin, Vic, provides these levels of training at regular weekend workshops through the year, but I am happy to come to your setting to lead these training days at your setting.

Single day professional development

Level 1: Communicating with people who experience severe-profound intellectual disabilities: Introduction to Intensive Interaction

Level 2: Implementing Intensive Interaction

Level 3: Advancing practitioner of Intensive Interaction


Programme: Theory to Practice

Programme: Promoting a communicative environment

Programme: Introduction to Intensive Interaction [2 Day]

New since January 2012 - Eight Day Unit of Study at Deakin University, Melbourne, Victoria

Intensive Interaction; Theory to Practice

This is an eight day Unit of Study, spread over 3 phases of 3, 2 and 3 days. Intensive Interaction Theory to Practice is accredited as a Masters Level Unit of Study by Deakin University when full attendance and assignments are completed. Those interested in attending but who do not wish to complete the assignments will receive a Certification of Attendance .

NB If you are interested in registering please contact either or

Contact address: Anne Savige, Manager of Educational Projects, Centre for Partnerships and Projects in Education, Deakin University School of Education, 221 Burwood Highway

Burwood VIC 3125 Australia

Schools and agencies that have been involved in professional development in Intensive Interaction

NB this list shows some of the Australian and New Zealand Schools and agencies that have been involved in professional development in Intensive Interaction. This includes those that have supported staff to attend PD events, have invited myself and/or Janee Williamson to deliver on-site training events for all personnel, have requested consultancies, or have develop critical friendships, since 2004.

ABLE Australia VIC

Acacia School NT

Adelaide West Special Education Centre S.A.

Arohanui School, Auckland NEW ZEALAND (JW)

Australian Association of Special Education, NT Chapter

Bayside Special Developmental School Belmore Specialist School, VIC (JW)

Ballerat Special Developmental School VIC

Beenleigh Special School QLD (JW)

Black Mountain Special School ACT

Broadmeadows Special Developmental School VIC

Bundaberg Special School QLD (JW)

Caboolture Special School QLD (JW)

Carlson Special School Auckland NEW ZEALAND

Central Bayside Community Services VIC

Claremont Special School QLD

Clifford Park Special School QLD (JW)

Cranleigh School ACT

Croydon Special Developmental School, VIC

Currimundi Special School QLD

Dandenong Valley Special Developmental School VIC

Darling Point Special School QLD

Deakin University VIC

Department of Education and Children’s Services [DECS] S.A.

Diamond Valley Special Developmental School VIC

Disability Services Queensland QLD

Disability SA

Disability SA Accommodation Services

E.Bayside Community Services VIC

E.Gippsland Special School VIC

Elizabeth Special School S.A.

Endeavour Centre Auckland NEW ZEALAND

Far N.Queensland Community Services & Health Industry Training Council,

Far South Coast Therapy Team, NSW

Ferndale Special School Christchurch NEW ZEALAND

Frankston Special Developmental School VIC

Geebung Special School Qld (JW)

Glenallen Specialist School, VIC

Glenroy Specialist School VIC

Goodna Special School QLD (JW)

Grove Special School S.A.

Halwyn Centre [Adult Services] QLD

Harcourt Primary School VIC

Hervey Bay Special School QLD

Hunter River Commuity School, NSW

Independant Living Centre Perth WA

Interchange VIC

Ipswich Special School QLD (JW)

Kilparrin Assessment Services S.A. (JW)

Latrobe Special Developmental School VIC

Leap Frog Ability N.S.W.

Malibu Special School, W.A

Malkara Special School ACT

Marrillac Services VIC

Melba Support Services VIC

Mildura Specialist School VIC

Moira Services VIC

Mornington Special Developmental School VIC

Mt Evelyn Special Developmental School VIC

Mt Isa Special School QLD (JW)

Mt Ommaney Special School QLD (JW)

Mt Richmond Special School NT

Mundubbera State School QLD

Mudgeeraba Special School QLD (JW)

Nambor Special School, Maroochydore, QLD

Nemarluk School Darwin NT

NT Student Services NT

Oaklynn Special School Auckland NEW ZEALAND

Ohomairangi Trust Early Intervention Services NEW ZEALAND

Patricia Avenue School Hamilton NEW ZEALAND (JW)

Penhurst School [Action for Children] UK

Port Lincoln Special School S.A.

Port Philip Special Developmental School VIC

Red Hill Special School Brisbane QLD (JW)

Redland Special School QLD (JW)

Rockhampton Special School QLD (JW)

Rockhampton North Special School QLD (JW)

Rosella Park Special School QLD (JW)


Special Education Curriculum Cluster QLD (JW)

Sir Keith Park School Auckland NEW ZEALAND

Sommerville Special School Auckland NEW ZEALAND

Southern Autistic School VIC

Southport Special School QLD (JW)

St Patricks Special School S.A.

Suneden Special School SA

Sunnydene Special School NEW ZEALAND

Sunshine Special Developmental School VIC

St Anne’s Special School S.A. (JW)

St Patrick’s Special School S.A.

Talbott School, Sheffield UK

The Briars Special Early Learning Centre S.A.

Toowoomba West Special School QLD (JW)

Townsville Community Learning Centre QLD

University of Manchester UK

University of Northampton UK

Villa Maria; St Pauls College VIC

Wairau Valley Special School, Auckland NEW ZEALAND

Wangee Park School, Lakembe, NSW (JW)

Warringa Park School VIC

Western Suburbs Special School QLD

Whyalla Special School S.A.

Women’s League Community Residences [Brooklyn], New York USA

Woody Point Special School QLD (JW)

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