Intensive Interaction with a Woman with Multiple and Profound Disabilities: a case study

Elgie, S. & Maguire, N. (2001) Tizard Learning Disability Review, 6 (3), 18-24. The Participant: This study reports on the use of Intensive Interaction with a remote and withdrawn 39-year-old woman, Anna, who engaged in serious self-injurious behaviour (SIB). Anna was a blind woman with profound learning disabilities who had lived all her life withinContinue reading “Intensive Interaction with a Woman with Multiple and Profound Disabilities: a case study”

Enhanced Interaction Training

Cameron, L. & Bell, D. (2001) Working with People who have a Learning Disability, 18 (3), 8-15. This article focused on a multidisciplinary intervention to introduce staff to Intensive Interaction and support them in using it with their own clients. An Introduction: It has been estimated that 50% of people with learning disabilities have significantContinue reading “Enhanced Interaction Training”

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 The Participant: This research was conducted to investigate whether a withdrawn, 53-year-old pre-verbal man (W.) with severe intellectual disabilities showed an increase in sociable behaviour in two differing conditions.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”