Marschak Interaction Method Card Set

Includes Tasks for Pre-Natal, Infant, Toddler, Pre-School/School Age and Adolescent Versions


$49.99 AUDincl GST


15 in stock


The Marschak Interaction Method (MIM) is a structured technique for observing and assessing the overall quality and nature of relationships between caregivers and child. It consists of a series of simple tasks designed to elicit behaviors in four primary dimensions in order to evaluate the caregivers’ capacity to:

  • Set limits and provide an appropriately ordered environment (Structure)
  • Engage the child in interaction while being attuned to the child’s state (Engagement)
  • Meet the child’s needs for attention, soothing and care (Nurture)
  • Support and encourage the child’s efforts to achieve at a developmentally appropriate level (Challenge)
  • And the child’s ability to respond to the caregivers’ efforts

Because the MIM does not currently have a numeric rating system, skillful interpretation requires lots of practice, preferable with professional supervision.  The TTI also recommend MIM skills training for those who plan to interpret MIM’s on a regular basis.  Click here for more information about training.