Intensive Interaction Institute - Conference 2017

‘Intensive Interaction: Developing Good Practice, Developing Good Practitioners’

Defining, developing and sustaining Intensive Interaction best practices

Annual UK Intensive Interaction Conference 2017

Presented in association with the Intensive Interaction Institute and Leeds & York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust Learning Disabilities Service

Thursday 9 November 2017

The Met Hotel, King Street, Leeds, LS1 2HQ


At this year’s Intensive Interaction Conference delegates will be shown examples of ‘Intensive Interaction best practice’, with the approach being effectively used across a variety of different working and care contexts. Across all the presentations and facilitated workshops the main focus of the conference will be on enabling delegates to know how to better define, develop and sustain Intensive Interaction best practices, both generally and specifically for their service users, clients, students or family members.

All delegates are welcome to find out more about Intensive Interaction, whether they are new to the approach, and wish to find out more about it, or whether they are experienced Intensive Interaction practitioners or managers who wish to develop their practices and services to provide better quality Intensive Interaction, and anywhere in-between.

Whether or not you have previous experience of Intensive Interaction or our annual conferences, delegates can be sure to go away with new and useful practical insights and improved Intensive Interaction related knowledge.


9.30am Welcome and Introductions:

    Conference Chair: Amandine Mouriere, Associate of the II Institute

9.50am ‘Decision making in Intensive Interaction practice: a research report’

    Graham Firth, Intensive Interaction Project Leader, LYPFT

10.30am Morning refreshments and networking

10.50am ‘Developing an Intensive Interaction led organisation: how to make it happen!’

    Cath Brockie, Service Provider, Corran Support Services

11.20am 'Developing and embedding II within our school: the ever evolving journey’

    Lucy Golder, teacher & II Coordinator, Brimble Hill School, Swindon

11.50am ‘Developing Intensive Interaction Best Practice with a Dual Specialist Health Role: Juggling Chainsaws and Cream Cakes!’

    Ben Smith, Team Leader, Hywel Dda University Health Board, West Wales Specialist Behaviour Team

12.20pm ‘Developing Intensive Interaction best practice across a variety of children’s services, homes and education settings?’

    Lynnette Menzies, Independent SLT & II Institute Associate, working with families, children and young people

12.50pm Lunch and networking

1.40pm ‘Intensive Interaction & Touch: the human significance of the classroom’

    Julia Barnes, teacher & sensory manager, Ravenscliffe Special Needs School, Halifax

2.15pm Afternoon Workshops: groups looking at ideas to develop & sustain best quality Intensive Interaction practices at an individual and service level:

    • A “Developing best Intensive Interaction practices in schools or educational services?”
    • B “Developing best Intensive Interaction practices in residential or respite services”
    • C "Developing best Intensive Interaction practices at home"

3.15pm Afternoon refreshments and networking

3.30pm Workshop Feedback to all delegates

4.00pm Conference Panel Questions to all speakers

4.30pm Chair's Closing Remarks

After you have attended this conference you will have a better understanding of:

    • the defining features of Intensive Interaction best practices across a range of different working or care contexts
    • ideas to develop and sustain best quality Intensive Interaction practices at an individual practitioner level
    • ideas to develop and sustain best quality Intensive Interaction practice at a service level

Who should attend?

    This conference is suitable for: teachers, SLTs, OTs, LD nurses, psychiatrists, psychologists, parents, carers, support staff, therapists, social workers, service managers and commissioners - and anyone else who wants to find out more about developing the best Intensive Interaction practice for their service users, clients, students or family members

Conference fees:

£150 All learning materials, lunch and refreshments are included. Group booking rate ‘FIVE places for £600’ a saving of £150. Please email The Andrew Sims Centre to take advantage of this offer. £100 Parent and student rate - please contact us for eligibility


If you are paying by debit or credit card why not book online at The Andrew Sims Centre website? Alternatively complete a booking form (download here) and either scan email it to The Andrew Sims Centre or post to ASC administrator, Leeds & York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, 2150 Century Way, Thorpe Park, Leeds LS15 8ZB

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