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Video Interaction to Promote Positive Parenting

The Video Interaction to Promote Positive Parenting programme is an intervention in which the therapists work with parents using videofeedback to help them to understand and adapt to their infant's individual communication style to promote the best possible social and communicative development.

In the series of home-based sessions, the therapist makes videotapes of interactions between the parent and child in the home setting and uses video excerpts to work with the parent in a series of sessions that are developmentally sequenced to improve the quality of parent understanding of infant's communication.

The focus is first on interpretation of the infant's behaviour and recognising their intentions, then working on sequences of sensitive responding during everyday activities, emotional attunement, and patterns of verbal and non-verbal interaction. 

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