Deeply Rooted in Neuroscience

It’s now almost 5 years since I met the first occupational therapist who would treat our son and who would introduce us to the life-changing power of Ayres Sensory Integration Therapy. The words she said that day have stuck in my mind ever since…“I love this, and how it works because it is deeply rooted in neuroscience” Something in those words and in watching the changes in my son…

We can’t help if he won’t engage…

  Another fantastic blog post from It Must be Mum. Highlighting how the cost of the government cuts in healthcare leaves practitioners feeling like they cant be more proactive, and its the most vulnerable who have no voice who are the first to suffer. It has encouraged me to think more carefully about why some families are unable to engage with services and about how…

Food Chaining – From Book to Family Life

I came across the book Food Chaining Food: The Proven 6-Step Plan to Stop Picky Eating, Solve Feeding Problems, and Expand Your Child’s Diet by Cheri Fraker, Mark Fishbein, Sybyl cox and Laura Walbert whilst I was looking for ways to support my own son to learn how to become a more effective and adventurous eater.   It’s a fantastic, easy to read, accessible book, which great for recommending to…

Where are all the books?

There are so many fantastic books available to those interested in finding out more about Ayres’ Sensory Integration, Check out our Facebook “book corner” photo album and some of our previous blog posts for some fantastic reviews of these books. Building Sensory Friendly Classrooms   The Body Keeps the score Superkids Activity Guide Self Regulation Interventions and Strategies and When my worries get too big  I…

Changing lives with trauma; Sensory Ladders, Sensory Strategies and Ayres’ Sensory Integration

Last week I found a copy of a therapy review that a young person wrote a few years ago. “My sensory me is about me – and only me. It’s not about anybody else. It helps me be me.  I don’t worry about what other people think I should be. I am starting to like me now. I’m not so sad anymore. Knowing why I’m different…

Escape 2 Africa – ISIC 2018

We are delighted to let you know that ASI Wise will be represented at… International Congress for Sensory Integration South Africa 2018 In May 2018 – three of our directors will be traveling to beautiful Cape Town from the UK, to participate in this event and to learn from and share knowledge and learning with the international ASI community. We are extra excited that Kath…

Claire Smith OT on BBC2

Get your coffee and get ready to watch for Claire on BBC 2 in the next 5 minutes… http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05z13hx

About Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and Ayres Sensory Integration

This feature article was written by Claire Smith, one of the first UK OT’s to deliver Sensory Integration alongside Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT). I am delighted to introduce Claire to you, as she was one of the first people I ever lectured about how to apply Sensory Integration’s in Mental Health. That was way back in 2004 and tonight she features on a BBC Documentary…

teachers sensory strategies

Sensory Integration Ideas for the Classroom

This very practical book is laid out in an easy to use manner, and is very accessible to anyone, even those new to Ayres’ Sensory Integration (AS)). There is enough science to convince someone new to ASI that it is a theory and approach based in science, but it is not overwhelming. The focus on the environment, written in a common-sense no-nonsence way includes lots…

ADHD sucess through meaningful occupation and understanding the brain

In this video, Jessica shares the personal story of her journey with ADHD and how she has found success in her life by understanding how her brain works. Jessica explains how medication is not enough, but through use of neuroscience, exercise, and finding the right fit of meaningful occupations she has turned her life around. An amazing story about the journey of an inspirational young lady.  

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