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Category Archives: Blogs on Psychology and Intensive Interaction
The use of Intensive Interaction within a Positive Behavioural Support framework
Following on from my previous Blog on the ‘Differentiation and Integration Phase’ of Intensive Interaction, I thought I would share a summary of a research paper to illustrate my contention i.e. that Intensive Interaction is now increasingly being used within or alongside other educational, health or care approaches. Read on for more …
A direct link between sociability and sensory processing disorder?
I was recently notified of a paper: Fotoglou, A. et al (2023) ‘Sociability: The key to sensory processing disorder’, Brazilian Journal of Science and Technology, Vol. 2 (No.1), p. 82-97. The paper sets out evidence to support a direct link between sociability and sensory processing disorder. Read on for more information …
Intensive Interaction, emotional development and emotional well-being: by Melanie Nind
For my blog this week I am summarising a chapter from the book ‘Intensive Interaction: Theoretical Perspectives’ (Ed: Hewett, D. 2011) by Professor Melanie Nind: ‘Intensive Interaction, emotional development and emotional well-being’
‘Being with’ and ‘making psychological contact’ through Intensive Interaction
In this Blog I write about the parallels of Intensive Interaction and Person Centred Therapy. Read on for more …
Transactional Roles and Responsibilities … and Intensive Interaction
In this, my latest Blog, I share a useful adaptation of a training slide on defining ‘transactional roles and responsibilities’. Read on for more information …
New paper on using ‘Adaptive Interaction’ with people with dementia
My Blog this week is about a new paper on ‘Using Adaptive Interaction to Simplify Caregiver’s Communication with People with Dementia Who Cannot Speak’ (in Frontiers in Communication, Jan 2022). Read on for more …
The ‘double empathy problem’
My Blog this week focuses on the ‘The Double Empathy Problem’ – a description of the ‘breakdown in reciprocity and mutual understanding that can happen between people with very differing ways of experiencing the world.’ The Blog is based on the work of Dr Damian Milton.
‘Silent Minority’ TV documentary … the 40th anniversary
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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Intensive Interaction and Positive Psychology – an article by Jana Standford
I was recently in some discussion with a psychologist who was wanting to look at Intensive Interaction from a ‘therapeutic’ and positive psychology perspective. I was then reminded of a article we published in our Intensive Interaction Newsletter (Issue 35) by Jana Stanford who was then working in a voluntary capacity for our Leeds &Continue reading “Intensive Interaction and Positive Psychology – an article by Jana Standford”