Intensive Interaction Conference 2022: ‘JOURNEYS INTO INTENSIVE INTERACTION’

There are now just five weeks to go until the 2022 Intensive Interaction Conference – ‘JOURNEYS INTO INTENSIVE INTERACTION’ – follow this link for more 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 …

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

The ‘Efficacy of Intensive Interaction’ … 25 years on from Melanie Nind’s ground-breaking Intensive Interaction research paper.

For my Blog this week I look back at Melanie Nind’s ground-breaking paper on the ‘Efficacy of Intensive Interaction’, published 25 years ago.

An analysis of the Intensive Interaction ‘Strengths’

As part of the current organisational changes taking place at the Intensive Interaction Institute, we have been asked to contribute to a SWOT analysis (SWOT = Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats). I thought it might be useful to share my contribution on our approach’s identifiable ‘Strengths’ …

Improvised music to support Intensive Interaction for children with complex needs: A feasibility study of brief adjunctive music therapy

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. 

US corporation takes £50 million ‘dividend’ from its UK care services

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”