We provided a multi-dimensional play based physical interactive programme, at the primary intersubjectivity level, to ignite the pre-verbal communicative systems of the child, and help their significant adult recognise, read, tune in and respond to these. We provided a series of 5 weekly sessions for identified target children of 20 minutes. Following the first session we shared a video of the session with the parent to discuss the behaviours displayed during the session and the social and emotional cueing systems the child is using to support the parental learning aspect of the programme. From week 2 the parents were encouraged and supported sensitively to in join in these sessions and then also attend the subsequent weekly video feedback session. Sessions were led by our senior EMP practitioner and provided a training space for modelling practice for 3 junior practitioners.
The child’s spontaneous movements were replicated and reciprocated by the practitioner in the moment, without talk. It involved the essential moves of the foetus and early baby involving, push, pull, roll, curl, tip splat ,stretch and spin.