Reducing Stereotyped Behaviour: an experimental analysis of Intensive Interaction

 Jones, R. & Williams, H. (1998) International Journal of Practical Approaches to Disability, 22 (2/3), 21-25. This research study investigated the effects of an Intensive Interactionintervention in comparison to the effects of a proximity-only intervention. The focus of the study was on the decrease of stereotyped behaviour as opposed to any effects on social behaviour.Continue reading “Reducing Stereotyped Behaviour: an experimental analysis of Intensive Interaction”

The Effect of Intensive Interaction on the Sociability of a Man with Severe Intellectual Disabilities

Lovell, D., Jones, S. & Ephraim, G. (1998) Int. Journal of Practical Approaches to Disability, 22 (2/3), 3-8. The Participant: This research was conducted to investigate whether a withdrawn, 53-year-old pre-verbal man (W.) with severe intellectual disabilities showed an increase in sociable behaviour in two differing conditions. In one, a clinical psychologist engaged in IntensiveContinue reading “The Effect of Intensive Interaction on the Sociability of a Man with Severe Intellectual Disabilities”

Efficacy of Intensive Interaction: Developing sociability and communication in people with severe and complex learning difficulties using an approach based on caregiver- infant interaction

Nind, M. (1996) European Journal of Special Educational Needs, 11 (1), 48-66. The Participants: This research was carried out with six students who were resident at a long stay hospital and part time students at the hospital school. After a ‘base-line phase’ of up to 6 months, daily Intensive Interactionwas introduced in an intervention phaseContinue reading “Efficacy of Intensive Interaction: Developing sociability and communication in people with severe and complex learning difficulties using an approach based on caregiver- infant interaction”