“Intensity” of teaching has to do with how demanding and how much feedback your child recives during teaching.  Usually, this involves 1:1 teaching, with an abundance of available feedback and supervision.  It is not group instruction, and it is not simple supervision or “casual” teaching.

Intensity also implies that teaching is highly planned, not matter how natural it might seem.  We want teaching to look and feel natural, but the following ingredients must be there if teaching is “intensive:”

  • You have to have an idea of of what roles you and your child/Student will perform during the teaching interaction
  • You must anticipate how the teaching will go.
    • You have to have an idea of the sequence in which activities will unfold
    • You have to have an idea of what kinds of techniques you will use
    • You have to have an idea of what types of support your child/Student will need
    • You have to have an idea of what level of compensation v. remediation you are using
    • You have to have an idea of how you will proceed from guiding to transferring responsibilities to the child/Student