“I am an OT and I’m interested in becoming an ASI Practitioner with your programme? What does ICEASI Level 2 mean and is it the same as other Practitioner and Advanced Practitioner courses? What do I call myself on completion of the ASI Wise CLASI CASI Programme, Practitioner or Advanced Practitioner as some of my colleagues have done Advanced Practitioner training and can’t see the difference? Thank you. Jo.”
Thank you for your question. I would suggest that you describe or sign yourself on reports as
Occupational Therapist with Certification in Ayres’ Sensory Integration (ICEASI Level 2).
This would clearly describe your profession, while also describing your training in Ayres’ Sensory Integration to be able to know and understand the neuroscience and theory, be able to provide comprehensive assessment including with standardised norm-referenced tools, able to use clinical reasoning to develop a hypothesis to support intervention planning, delivery and measurement of progress/outcomes in line with ICEASI Level 2 Certificate level Outcomes.
Not all terms used abroad are the same as here in the UK or Ireland. Practitioner and Advanced Practitioner refer to terms historically used and linked to a specific programme. At international meetings, representatives from many international organisations have tried to establish an international standard for education in ASI. Programmes that meet criteria for ICEASI Level 2 will equate to a therapist having learnt and applied knowledge and skills to assess, interpret and clinically reason to practice – being able to provide and reflect on intervention using the principles of Ayres’ SI.
Our Directors; Amanda Adamson, Kath Smith and Ros Urwin have been meeting up and collaborating with colleagues from across the globe at international conferences and forums. For many years, they have represented ASI education in the UK and Ireland, actively contributing to the development of the learning standards. Read more here
Completion of ASI WISE’s CLASI CASI modular programme will mean therapists are grounded in, know and understand seminal theory and history of ASI and are aware of and can apply current research and evidence in practice, meeting ICEASI Level 2 criteria.
This will include the ability to understand in detail, use and apply a wide range of assessment tools and methods to clinically reason how to provide intervention to anyone of any age and in any clinical setting; including how to use and interpret the current “gold standard tool” the SIPT (Sensory Integration and Praxis Test), with learning about a new test in development the EASI (Evaluation of Ayres’ Sensory Integration).
Please see our shop for more information about our modules and other workshops supporting the learning of therapists wanting to practice Ayres’ Sensory Integration.
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