Phoebe is an expert practitioner in Intensive Interaction, working mainly with children and adults on the Autistic Spectrum and also has over 40 years experience as a practitioner with people whose severe learning disabilities are linked with behavioural distress. She held a Rowntree Research Fellow for four years. She trains professionals, therapists, managers, practitioners, parents and carers in the successful approach known as Intensive Interaction. She is employed by the NHS, Social Services, Community Services and Education Services to work with difficult-to-provide-for individuals.
She is the author of ten books, her latest book, ‘The Anger Box’ combines practice with recent neurobiological research. In 2009, Phoebe won the Times/Sternberg award for her work to improve the outlook for people with severe autism and in 2011 she was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Science (DSc) by Bristol University for her work on communication with people on the autistic spectrum and those with profound multiple learning disabilities.