On Monday 18th October the Intensive Interaction Institute will be hosting the first ever ‘Virtual’ Intensive Interaction Conference – and we have chosen the title as: Reconnecting with Intensive Interaction . For more information read on…
I have recently been alerted to a new research paper by Music Therapist Dr John Strange. The paper reports on a quantitative research study that is worthy of further consideration.
In a recent edition of Private Eye, they ran a story about Cygnet Health Care, a private company that runs residential and care services across the UK, stating that it is ‘entirely publicly funded by the NHS and local councils. Patients with learning difficulties in its care were slapped, kicked and abused. And now its ownersContinue reading “US corporation takes £50 million ‘dividend’ from its UK care services”
A Blog setting out some reflective thoughts on 17 years as an NHS Intensive Interaction Project Leader … Read on for more …
The TV documentary ‘Silent Minority’ was first shown on British TV 40 years ago this week – it perhaps did more than anything else to evidence the degrading and inhuman living conditions suffered by many people with learning disabilities in large scale institutional care at the time.
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So, how do I know if I am doing Intensive Interaction with a person?
For my Blog this week I am reproducing a slightly abridged section of the FAQs document from the Intensive Interaction ‘Adult Services Documents’ and ‘Curriculum Documents for Schools’ packs.
A personal acknowledgement of the unstinting and vital work of Dr Dave Hewett OBE as he steps back from his leading role and directorship of the Intensive Interaction Institute.
This Blog revisits the first published Intensive Interaction research paper (that is now nearly 30 years old) – illustrating just how long-standing and well-established Intensive Interaction research now is.
In this week’s Blog, Graham Firth tries to unpick some of the complex issues around researching Intensive Interaction, most specifically what ‘outcomes’ (and whose ‘outcomes’) should be considered important, and the potential difficulties such considerations can bring.
A welcoming Blog from Graham Firth: in his first Blog on the new ‘Connecting with Intensive Interaction’ website, Graham Firth sets out a few (admittedly quite vague) plans for the future development of the site … and invites new contributors to write their own Blogs!