Training

In 2017 100% of people who gave us feedback said they would recommend our workshops to others

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Us in a Bus offers two 1 day, practical workshops for individuals, groups and organisations are:  ‘An Introduction to Intensive Interaction’ and follow on workshop ‘Next Steps with Intensive Interaction’. We know that establishing some common ground with people who are often isolated can help them have more of an impact on the world. One of the approaches that can help this to happen is Intensive Interaction, a simple and empathetic way of encouraging people to communicate in ways that are familiar and natural to them.

Our workshops are priced at £75 per person for organisations, with a discounted rate of £50 per person for subsequent people from the same workplace booking on the same workshop.  We are also able to offer a price of £25 for parents, family carers or students.  Booking both the Introduction and Next Steps workshops at the same time will entitle you to a 10% discount.

The workshops are run by Janet Gurney and are suitable for anyone who wants to communicate and relate more closely with people with profound learning disabilities and complex needs, including Day Service and Support Staff, Home Leaders and Service Managers, Advocates, Families, Occupational Therapists, Teaching Staff and  Speech and Language Therapists etc. Janet has 30 years of experience in supporting people in this way. Her workshops have been developed and delivered in response to requests for Us in a Bus to share some of their approaches to building and developing relationships with people who can often seem ‘difficult to reach’, including people with autism.

To see the workshops to be held during 2018 and 2019 go to the Training Dates page.

 

In-House Training

Our Director of Training, Janet Gurney, delivers in-house workshops and conference presentations across the UK and internationally, introducing participants to the theory and practice of Intensive Interaction, and to an understanding of how sensory processing issues can be an integral factor in ensuring Intensive Interaction is as effective as possible. Janet is happy to discuss how the content of each workshop can be tailored to meet the needs of the participants and the people they support. For more information, including costs, please contact admin@usinabus.org.uk or telephone 01737 823310.  

“I’d just like to take a few minutes to thank Janet Gurney for the Intensive Interaction training session she ran in Dublin yesterday.  I have been using Intensive Interaction principles in my professional work for many years, but I don’t think it’s ever really made as much sense to me as it did yesterday!” “I really appreciated the opportunity to discuss the challenges and rewards of working with people with PMLD, in what I felt was an understanding and supportive environment, and Janet’s presentation style really facilitated looking at my everyday work with new eyes and fresh understanding.” Comments from Catríona Campbell, Speech and Language Therapist after attending Janet’s training.  

If you are interested in attending any of the workshops please download a Booking Form below and email it to us.  Alternatively, if you want to discuss your requirements please contact us using the contact button below.

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Consultancy

Making Intensive Interaction part of people’s daily lives often requires a shift in workplace culture and environment and consequently Us in a Bus is increasingly being asked to provide consultancy services. We can work alongside clients and staff to help make those shifts a reality. Us in a Bus provides a range of consultancy services to promote the particular needs of people with profound learning disabilities.

'We have trained over 10,000 people on how they can improve their engagement with those who have learning disabilities and complex needs'