Video Interaction Guidance
Video Interaction Guidance (VIG) is a special approach to help adults improve communication with children and support them in areas they are finding challenging - for example, a child with challenging behaviour or poor social and communication skills.
It works by looking at very short films of moments between you and your child when things are going well. We try to understand what it is that is working well in the clip and how we can apply this to the challenging situation. It can be used with very young babies right through to young adults.
VIG is an international approach with a strong evidence base. It has been recognised in a number of important guidelines including NICE (National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence) and 1001 Days Manifesto. It is one of two key interventions used by the NSPCC (see here) to improve parenting. The Mental Health Foundation, NHS and other service providers are currently using VIG.
VIG can be used with parents and children, and with professionals working with children.
Video Enhanced Reflective Practice (VERP) is a similar approach that helps to support professional development and can be used with one professional or with a whole staff team.
If you would like to ask about using VIG at home or in your professional setting, or you are a professional who would like to be trained to use VIG yourself, please contact me now.
Read more about VIG and VERP here.