Project 52 CIC was created by Fiona Barr after research on her theory the “WHIISPA approach.”

WHIISPA: Working Holistically, including Intensive Interaction Sensory Play Approach


This was developed over many years of teaching in special education schools. Fiona gained a regional award (BBC West Yorkshire Inspirational special needs teacher of the year award, 2015) and is an Intensive Interaction Practitioner and Coordinator. The team is made up of an educational consultant,  teacher, musician and several specialist volunteers who work in the sector.

Project 52 works with both adults and children. The sessions are all individually adapted to whoever is participating. We use intensive interaction, sensory drama and play to enable people to engage with others and the world around them.