Children and young people with communicative challenges should not focus on skills training but on training social understanding and social flexibility.
Offering structure is important, but should be a means, not an end in itself. In children with interaction problems, social skills are usually trained with a behavioral approach (repeating desired behavior), assuming that they can be applied in similar, new situations. Too often, this approach strengthens ritualistic behavior and memory, rather than social flexibility.
To become socially skilled, Inter-Acting prepares the children for the unexpected and focuses on the variation, the surprise. Key conditions for communicating meaningfully with more pleasure and less fear, ie with more confidence. As a rule, memory is already abundant in ‘special’ children, who – by being too detailed in life – often do not see the forest through the trees. Inter-Acting trains the interaction to show them the forest. Children grow in every way when they develop a bond with the other. Because communicating (“something in common”) you do at least with the two of you!
Theater techniques, such as drama and improvisation, are unique instruments for discovering and expressing feelings through voice, language and body. The Inter-Acting vision is to expose and develop their own individual motivations for each young actor, strongly encouraging relationships and creative play.