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