‘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

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’ …

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.

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”

Is what I am doing Intensive Interaction or not?

So, how do I know if I am doing Intensive Interaction with a person?
For my Blog this week I am reproducing a slightly abridged section of the FAQs document from the Intensive Interaction ‘Adult Services Documents’ and ‘Curriculum Documents for Schools’ packs.