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Responsive Interaction

Responsive interaction is a parent-mediated programme which focuses on helping parents to interact more responsively to their children.

It addresses three areas of development: cognition, communication, and social emotional functioning.

It includes elements of reciprocity training, an intervention in which parents are trained to detect and respond appropriately to the individual child's attempts to communicate.

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