The 2022 Intensive Interaction Conference – ‘JOURNEYS INTO INTENSIVE INTERACTION’ – book by 6 May for the ‘early booking’ discount!

‘JOURNEYS INTO INTENSIVE INTERACTION’ – book by 6th May for the ‘early booking’ discount! Follow this link for further information …

Thinking about the ‘Topic’ of Intensive Interactions.

Thinking about the ‘Topic’ of Intensive Interactions … an interesting issue taken from the paper ‘Understanding the importance of the Partner in Communication Development for Individuals with Sensory and Multiple Disabilities’. Read on for more …

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 …

‘Intensive Interaction: an evaluation of two different recording formats’

‘Intensive Interaction: an evaluation of two different recording formats’ – a study looking at the introduction of two different Intensive Interaction paper recording systems in a UK special school. Read on for more…

Staff experience of the implementation of Intensive Interaction within their places of work with people with learning disabilities and/or autism

Follow the link above to an accessible summary of the paper: Berridge, S. & Hutchinson, N. (2021) ‘Staff experience of the implementation of Intensive Interaction within their places of work with people with learning disabilities and/or autism’, Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities – DOI: 10.1111/jar.12783

Intensive Interaction: ‘A tool for communication’

My blog for this week references an article ‘A tool for communication’ by OT Rebecca Haythorne discussing the role of Intensive Interaction in facilitating meaningful engagement for a man with a learning disability and autism.

‘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.
Read on for more…

30 Years of Intensive Interaction Research

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.

Researching Intensive Interaction: which ‘outcomes’ are the most important, and for who?

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.