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RIWC_PARA_A095 Intensive Interaction for people with Significant Intellectual Disabilities

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A095 Intensive Interaction for people with Significant Intellectual Disabilities

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RIWC_PARA_A095 Intensive Interaction for people with Significant Intellectual Disabilities

  1. 1. A Study on Applying Intensive Interaction Approach on Adults with Severe Intellectual Disabilities & Autism Spectrum Disorder 25.10.2016 Lily Lai Services Manager
  2. 2. Adults with Severe Intellectual Disabilities & Autism Spectrum Disorder(ASD) • Lack of communication abilities • Avoid interaction • Affecting their participation in daily activities 2 Participate in daily activities Avoid interaction Communication abilities
  3. 3. Intensive Interaction Approach as a Practical Tools • Develop communication abilities • Establish genuine connection among people • Enhance social engagement & social inclusion 3
  4. 4. Cindy • Passive & had very limited ability in learning • Avoided interaction • Could not understand oral speech • Sat by herself in a corner always
  5. 5. Cindy
  6. 6. Outcomes 6 We • Built up a trusting relationship • Engaged her to play Cindy • Wore a smile & was happy always • Increased Eye & Hand contact • Responded to being called • Joined in group activities
  7. 7. 7 • Learning disabilities with ASD • Could not understand oral speech • Had repetitive & obsessive behavior • Avoided interaction Fai
  8. 8. Outcomes 8 We • Established a trusting relationship • Respected his choice Fai • Wore a smile & was happy always • Increased eye contact • Could express his needs & choices • Joined in group activities
  9. 9. Improvement Strategies • Be genuine and learn to be with them • Be patient. It is a slow process to see changes
  10. 10. Lesson Learnt 10 Intensive interaction approach requires a long-term development involving the whole community.

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