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Autumn Special: Book now for a chance to win an online module free

Autumn Special – Book and pay in full for one of our ASI WISE onsite classroom modules in November or December 2018, and you will be entered into a free draw to win a place on an online module worth £200. You can use this place for yourself or gift it to a colleague or friend. The person attending must be eligible to attend and…

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News : ISIC 2019 – Hong Kong – Call for Abstracts.

Hot off the press from our friends in ASI in Hong Kong. Abstracts are welcomed from everyone with expertise and professional experience in Sensory Integration. Practitioners, researchers, and Sensory Integration instructors are encouraged to submit abstracts relevant to contemporary Sensory Integration theory and practice. Please use our online Abstract submission system here: http://www.isichk2019.com/call-for-papers/ Congress registration will start very soon ! We are looking forward to…

Choosing Wisely ® and ASI – a fantastic initiative from AOTA – it got me thinking about why people think sensory is easy and just anyone can do it.

Just like a parent can decide a child has a cold and needs Calpol, a sensory rich home environment can help support development. However just like a child may need a Dr, Dentist or other specialist if they have a more serious illness, what some people need is specialist intervention. Sensory Integration therapy requires years of training, first just to become a therapist and then…

Requesting ASI in an EHCP

If you are writing an EHCP contains recommendations for Ayres’ SI assessment or therapy, please do make sure you refer to ICEASI Level 2 (or equivalent) as knowledge and skills for an OT/PT or SLT who will be assessing for SI difficulties or providing the ASI intervention. The therapist may have trained anywhere in the world, so matching to this first and current version will…

All about ASI WISE

We have had lots of enquiries lately and some confusion about who we at ASI WISE are, and what our purpose is. We are a not for profit organisation established in 2017 to provide affordable accessible hands in education and CPD about Ayres’ Sensory Integration for occupational therapists across the UK and Ireland. The OT Directors are all time served clinicians and have developed and…

Book News: Inventing Ourselves – The Secret Life of the Teenage Brain.

The teenage brain challenges parents and professionals. This book by Neuroscientist Sarah Blackmore helps us understand why and provides clues about what might help teens, parents and others negotiate these sometimes tricky times. Hear her speak here : <div style=”max-width:854px”><div style=”position:relative;height:0;padding-bottom:56.25%”><iframe src=”https://embed.ted.com/talks/sarah_jayne_blakemore_the_mysterious_workings_of_the_adolescent_brain” width=”854″ height=”480″ style=”position:absolute;left:0;top:0;width:100%;height:100%” frameborder=”0″ scrolling=”no” allowfullscreen></iframe></div></div> Read more here: https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/mar/25/sarah-jayne-blakemore-secret-life-teenage-brain

‘Sensory’ in Autism isn’t just about sensitivity.

ASI WISE was recently invited to deliver a presentation about Autism and sensory issues to a UK National Autistic Society meeting. Our presentations to the audience addressed the science and evidence behind autism and explored a families experience of sensory integration therapy. Since the presentation we have had interesting conversations with some parents who attended. A common theme has been parents discovering that motor and…

Sensory-Based Eating Difficulties Research

ARE YOU THE PARENT OF A CHILD BETWEEN THE AGES OF 4 and 12? We have received a request to help find research participants from a group of parents whose children experience issues with eating. They would like to know more about how eating is related to children’s emotional behaviour and sensory sensitivity. The group have worked in collaboration with Prof Jackie Blissett (Aston University)…

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