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ERIC Number: EJ1143272
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jul
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1360-2322
Intensive Interaction Training for Paid Carers: "Looking, Looking and Find out When They Want to Relate to You"
Nagra, Maninder K.; White, Rose; Appiah, Afua; Rayner, Kelly
Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, v30 n4 p648-660 Jul 2017
Background: Intensive interaction (II) is a communication approach useful for working with people with severe intellectual disabilities. Health and social care providers offer II training courses to paid carers working in local services with the goal of improving social communication for their clients. Materials and methods: Eight paid carers who had been trained in II were interviewed 2-3 years after training, to explore how their practice had changed, and whether any changes were sustainable. Interviews were analysed using interpretative phenomenological analysis. Results: Analysis revealed a master theme of emotional and practical endurance, with "empowerment," "better understanding" and "perceived barriers to implementation" comprising subthemes. Conclusions: Despite actual and perceived barriers to the enduring use of II, all participants spoke positively of the approach and were continuing to use II in practice.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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