Us in a Bus’ vision is of a society where people with profound learning disabilities and complex needs have opportunities to communicate and socialise that most of us take for granted. Almost 30 years of delivering our services has provided us with overwhelming evidence that Intensive Interaction is a highly effective way to create meaningful connections to really make a difference to people’s wellbeing.
Us in a Bus’ Chief Executive Victoria Goody is very proud of how the whole team embraced International Intensive Interaction Week. “This year’s International Intensive Interaction Week took place from 14th to 20th October and our Practitioners took the opportunity for extra engagement and conversations about Intensive Interaction with staff, carers and families who support and care for the 205 people we visit every week. Using our social media channels we were able to share many of these encouraging conversations about the benefits of Intensive Interaction and the impact it has had on the people we support.”
Below you will find all the relevant resources for International Intensive Interaction Week 2019:
All extracts within the graphics have been taken from the testimonials and feedback gathered by our Interaction Practitioner’s.
Our team have been speaking to staff/carers/families at the homes we visit (even more than usual if that’s possible!), about the impact of II upon the people we support. This has produced many brilliant and encouraging conversations.
We look forward to sharing throughout III week…
International Intensive Interaction Week, is always a great opportunity to share the benefits of Intensive Interaction with as wide an audience as possible.
Luke’s Mum kindly shared a couple of thoughts with us, so that we could share them with you…
“Person centered…means of communication…benefits to happiness”.
3 excellent reasons to shout about Intensive Interaction, during International Intensive Interaction Week 2019.
Singing is fun, it is also how we signal the start and close of each session. Our ‘hello’ and ‘goodbye’ songs are woven in to our Intensive Interaction, they are both playful and meaningful for the people we support.
We regularly use song and music within our II practice. Interactions are still led by the person we are supporting; once noticed, emphasising a person’s physical rhythms/movements with a musical accompaniment, becomes an opportunity for turn taking, that they can lead.
Sometimes our connections and conversations are very quiet, they can be incredibly subtle…but sometimes they are exuberant displays of self-expression, full of music!
Us in a Bus’ vision is of a society where people with profound learning disabilities and complex needs have opportunities to communicate and socialise, that most of us take for granted.
Almost 30 years of delivering our services has provided us with overwhelming evidence, that Intensive Interaction is a highly effective way to drive progress.
It is International Intensive Interaction Week 2019, so we just wanted to remind you that within the resources section of our website, you will find our contributions to the previous 2 years of III Week…
We hope you are enjoying our shared conversations about the impact of Intensive Interaction! More to come…
We aren’t sharing this feedback just to blow our own trumpet!
It is International Intensive Interaction Week and we are engaging in LOTS of great conversations about Intensive Interaction (II). We want as many people as possible to learn about, use, and share II… because we all deserve to be heard.
Our team are fantastic at explaining our approach, to anyone they feel needs to hear about it (basically everyone!) For III Week this year, there has been a huge, targeted effort to discuss and answer questions at the homes we visit.
If you are new to our page and/or have not heard of Intensive Interaction before, please read the wonderful introduction on our website, written by our Director of Training Janet Gurney. You can find it under ‘What We Do’ ‘Intensive Interaction’.
We are rounding off International Intensive Interaction Week 2019, with this beautifully captured moment.
We would love to know, what this snapshot of a session says to you?