Using Intensive Interaction with a Person with a Social or Communicative Impairment

Using Intensive Interaction with a Person with a Social or Communicative Impairment
Author : Graham Firth
Publisher : Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Total Pages : 160
Release : 2011-04-15
ISBN 10 : 0857002910
ISBN 13 : 9780857002914
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Using Intensive Interaction with a Person with a Social or Communicative Impairment Book Description:

Intensive Interaction is a highly effective approach for communicating and developing social interaction and engagement with difficult-to-reach individuals. This easy-to-use guide steers readers through the practical application of the approach, showing how positive results can best be achieved. The authors explain clearly how to prepare for, carry out and reflect on the use of Intensive Interaction with a client or family member. A multitude of key questions are addressed, including finding the right setting, evaluating progress and disengaging effectively at the end of a session. In the final section they consider some of the wider implications of the approach, such as developing confidence as a practitioner and incorporating Intensive Interaction into long-term care or educational planning. This practical and accessible book is a useful resource for speech and language therapists, occupational therapists, special school or further education teachers, social care professionals and anyone else caring for or working with people with social or communicative impairments. It will also be useful to practitioners already using the approach.

Promoting Social Interaction for Individuals with Communicative Impairments

Promoting Social Interaction for Individuals with Communicative Impairments
Author : Mary Suzanne Zeedyk
Publisher : Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Total Pages : 192
Release : 2008
ISBN 10 : 9781843105398
ISBN 13 : 184310539X
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Promoting Social Interaction for Individuals with Communicative Impairments Book Description:

The book presents approaches to nurturing communicative abilities in people with a communication impairment. It looks at a range of approaches, including intensive interaction, co-creative communication, sensory integration and music therapy, for people with a wide range of impairments including autism and dementia.

The Intensive Interaction Handbook

The Intensive Interaction Handbook
Author : Dave Hewett
Publisher : SAGE
Total Pages : 184
Release : 2018-05-23
ISBN 10 : 9781526451453
ISBN 13 : 152645145X
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Intensive Interaction Handbook Book Description:

The only guide you need to read on the Intensive Interaction approach returns for its second edition, this time with its founder, Dave Hewett, as the Editor. The Intensive Interaction approach has spread around the world and has been hugely influential in developing and teaching communication techniques with individuals who have severe learning difficulties and autism. This straightforward, no-nonsense handbook contains: - 2 new chapters: The Intensive Interaction Outcomes Reporter; and Autism and Intensive & Intensive Interaction and more able people; - photo stories demonstrating the approach in practice; - links to external videos presenting the photo stories in greater depth. More information on the Intensive Interaction community and approach can be found on dedicated social media pages, and at https://www.intensiveinteraction.org/

Integrating Intensive Interaction

Integrating Intensive Interaction
Author : Amandine Mourière
Publisher : Routledge
Total Pages : 116
Release : 2017-09-22
ISBN 10 : 9781351589345
ISBN 13 : 1351589342
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Integrating Intensive Interaction Book Description:

This unique book features a collection of lively stories on the integration of Intensive Interaction practice into schools and adult service settings. It addresses communication development, both from a micro and macro level across a variety of service settings, with each chapter written by a different practitioner. These personal accounts cover individual practice and reflection with a single case-study person, as well as influencing organisational change. The authors assert that within adult services and educational settings, Intensive Interaction can be used as a way to develop communication and confidence and to work with the principles of inclusion and person-centred acceptance and support. The book develops an understanding of issues that can be addressed within training and mentoring other staff, and uses case studies throughout as a powerful training tool. Filled with practical advice and techniques to develop communication with people who find it hard to communicate, as well as guidance on ensuring the sustainable extension of the use of Intensive Interaction by embedding the approach within organisational ways of working, this book will be of value to anyone working within children and adult services for people with communication impairments.

Group Music Activities for Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Group Music Activities for Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Author : Maria Ramey
Publisher : Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Total Pages : 176
Release : 2011-08-15
ISBN 10 : 9780857004345
ISBN 13 : 0857004344
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Group Music Activities for Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Book Description:

Musical games and activities can significantly improve the social, emotional, cognitive and motor skills of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. However, many music therapy resources are written with children in mind, and it can be difficult to find suitable age-appropriate activity ideas for adults. This versatile collection of 100 group music activities is the perfect sourcebook to provide insight to music therapists who are new to working with this client group, and inspiration to those familiar with working with adults but in need of fresh ideas. Each activity is developed in depth, with clear goals and instructions, and includes easy adaptations to suit a wide range of ability levels. With accompanying online downloadable content and sheet music, this book contains a ready supply of lively and original songs that can be used by practitioners of all musical abilities. With this practical and inspiring resource, music therapists, caregivers and other professionals working with adults with developmental and cognitive disorders will never be short of age-appropriate ideas again.

Through the Eyes of Aliens

Through the Eyes of Aliens
Author : Jasmine Lee O'Neill
Publisher : Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Total Pages : 144
Release : 1998-09-01
ISBN 10 : 9780857000989
ISBN 13 : 0857000985
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Through the Eyes of Aliens Book Description:

This is a rich and positive description of how it feels to be autistic and how friends, family and the professionals that work with autistic people can be more sensitive to their needs. Jasmine Lee O'Neill, autistic herself, perceives the creativity, imagination and keenly-felt sensory world of the autistic person as gifts. She argues that 'normalizing' autistic people - pushing them into behaving in a way that is alien to their true natures - is not just ineffective but wrong. In this vivid and enjoyable book, she challenges the reader to accept their difference and to celebrate their uniqueness. The book contains a wealth of insight into the autistic world and the author covers all the main topics of most concern for people with autism. She identifies the reasons for particular characteristic behaviour and is both clear and sensitive about whether, and if how so, the autistic person should be encouraged to adapt such behaviours. Drawn from her own experience, she has many suggestions for ways in which the 'normal' world can shape itself to work around the behavioural characteristics of autistic people. Her book is for anyone who is interested in learning more about autism, including families and friends of autistic people, doctors and therapists, and all those who work with them. It will also prove a source of inspiration to autistic people themselves.

Developmental Drama

Developmental Drama
Author : Mary Booker
Publisher : Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Total Pages : 144
Release : 2011
ISBN 10 : 9781849052351
ISBN 13 : 1849052352
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Developmental Drama Book Description:

People living with severe or profound multiple disabilities (PMLD) can often struggle to connect with the world around them. This book shows how, through enjoying dramatic interaction, they can develop their communication skills, learn to deal with emotions more effectively and gain a greater understanding of their physical and social environment. This guide presents a variety of ways in which drama can be used as a medium for assisting the social and emotional development of people with PMLD, including sensory impairment. It fully explains techniques that are proven to build confidence and promote participation, and illustrates how to include support staff effectively within the process. Charting the author's own journey as a dramatherapist, it clarifies in detail some effective approaches and how to address key issues that arise in dramatherapy practice. This is an accessible and life-saving guide for practitioners looking to use drama in work with people with PMLD, but are unsure where to begin.

Understanding Intensive Interaction

Understanding Intensive Interaction
Author : Graham Firth
Publisher : Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Total Pages : 240
Release : 2010-01-01
ISBN 10 : 9781843109822
ISBN 13 : 1843109824
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding Intensive Interaction Book Description:

This compendium offers a multidisciplinary perspective to intensive interaction, bringing together the authors' experience and research from different disciplines. Each chapter is devoted to an over-arching concept - including psychological theories of human behaviour, relationship building and maintenance and social inclusion.

Understanding Intensive Interaction

Understanding Intensive Interaction
Author : Cath Irvine
Publisher : Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Total Pages : 240
Release : 2010-01-15
ISBN 10 : 9780857003591
ISBN 13 : 0857003593
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding Intensive Interaction Book Description:

Intensive interaction is a valuable approach, with the potential to radically enhance the well-being of difficult-to-reach individuals, such as those with profound and severe learning disabilities, autistic spectrum conditions and emotional problems. This highly accessible book will help families and professionals develop a deeper understanding of this highly-successful approach and its associated issues, resulting in improved communication opportunities within a variety of care, therapeutic and educational settings. This compendium offers a multidisciplinary perspective to intensive interaction, bringing together the authors' experience and research from different disciplines. A glossary format and thematic structure are employed to enable readers to quickly access topics of interest, and gradually build on their understanding of the approach. Each chapter is devoted to an over-arching concept - including psychological theories of human behaviour, relationship building and maintenance and social inclusion - and illustrated with case studies to support theoretical assertions and offer practical examples of useful techniques. A useful reference and reflective tool, this book will interest both family and professional carers, support staff, special education teachers, learning disability nurses, social services practitioners, speech and language therapists, clinical psychologists, occupational therapists, or anyone who is interested in intensive interaction and wants to learn more.

Using Intensive Interaction and Sensory Integration

Using Intensive Interaction and Sensory Integration
Author : Jane Horwood
Publisher : Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Total Pages : 112
Release : 2008-06-15
ISBN 10 : 1846428076
ISBN 13 : 9781846428074
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Using Intensive Interaction and Sensory Integration Book Description:

People with severe autism experience the sensory information they receive from the world completely differently to those not on the spectrum. They feel cut off and overwhelmed, and their behaviour can become very distressed. This handbook shows how we can engage with people who are non-verbal or semi-verbal and sometimes even those who have speech but lose the power to process it when they are in crisis. We can help them to make sense of the world. Intensive Interaction uses a person’s own body language to make contact with them and Sensory Integration develops the capacity of an individual to receive, process and apply meaning to information provided by the senses through targeted physical activities. These techniques can be used to develop an environment tailored to the particular sensory needs of the person with severe autism, reducing factors that cause distress. With illustrations, case examples and a wide range of tried-and-tested techniques, this practical guide provides indispensable tools for parents, carers and other professionals supporting people with severe autism and other learning disabilities.