Presentation on theme: "Dame Hannah Rogers Trust How we use Intensive Interaction across the trust."— Presentation transcript:
Dame Hannah Rogers Trust How we use Intensive Interaction across the trust
Dame Hannah Rogers Trust Charitable Trust based in South Devon– supporting young people with severe physical & learning disabilities.
Comprised of : Residential School (ages 9-18) Hannahwood - Adult transitional placement – both residential and day facility (ages 19-25) Children’s respite centre Currently developing a post 25 provision Outreach services Seale Hayne
Client Group People with a range of aetiologies, Majority have Cerebral Palsy, Various syndromes – Retts, Angelmans, Otahara Dual diagnosis of CP & autism Acquired neurological disorders Many young people have PMLD and very high medical needs
SLT Dept Very lucky to be well staffed 4 therapists (approx 3 WTE) 3 assistants (approx 2 WTE) Also work as part of MDT with nurses, physios, OT, care & education staff
Challenges for I.I at DHRT TC audit showed I.I was occurring but not consistently. How do we record & monitor? How do we ensure consistency? How do we ensure it is part of total communication? Developed an Intensive Interaction working party which resulted in….
Rolling staff training – Both practitioner and more basic – thank you Cath! Staff mentoring system Regular I.I meetings – practitioner and trainees and P.A’s Encouraging classes to incorporate it into sessions e.g. Tac Pac Timetabled slots in adult provision Intensive interaction folders Tackling the problems
Evidencing How do we record I.I? Base lining – x3 videos of ‘normal’ interaction – graph Video as many sessions as possible and complete record form & if possible practitioner form – file in young person’s folder Review videos – x3 videos – graph
Why try Intensive Interaction ? Enjoyment & leisure Attention Interacting with another person Practising underlying communication skills – turn taking, awareness of others, anticipation
Hopes for the future of I.I DHRT Cascade of information & training continues throughout the Trust Greater understanding of the benefits of II for many of our clients