Intensive Interaction and Challenging Behaviour – A case study

The following is a case study of a female client, SA, who has diagnosis of severe learning disabilities, autism and associated communication difficulties. SA is non-verbal and communicates through objects of reference, body language and challenging behaviour, in form of self injury behaviour or aggression to others. Some of the challenging behaviours include banging her head, biting and scratching areas …

Gary LaVigna visits Liaise

Last week we had a visit from Gary LaVigna, co-founder with Thomas Willis of the Institute of Applied Behaviour Analysis (IABA) in Los Angeles. The IABA was created to provide the most advanced and highest possible quality services to support people with developmental disabilities. Their training programme is based on the multi element model of positive behaviour support (PBS) which was …

What is Autism?

Autism …… is a lifelong condition that affects how a person communicates with and relates to other people means differences and difficulties in three main areas known as the “Triad of Impairment”: social communication: problems using and understanding verbal & body language social interaction: problems in recognising and understanding other people’s feelings, and in managing their own social imagination: problems …