A podcast about Assessment with Dr Zoe Mailloux

This is a great podcast, Jayson from OT School House interviews Dr. Zoe Mailloux, OTD, OTR/L, FAOTA on the importance of completing a comprehensive evaluation in sensory integration. Since being a research assistant for Dr. A. Jean Ayres, Dr. Mailloux has gone on to author more than 30 published journal articles and has taught courses on Ayres Sensory Integration® all around the world. She is…

Research Update: Atypical sensory processing and social impairments and Autism.

The link between sensory integration difficulties, restrictive repetitive behaviours and Autism has been written about and been the subject of studies for a while. However, many professionals have considered the social impairments of Autism to be completely independent to sensory processing differences. This article challenges that view. Read more here: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1878929316301736

Research Update: A systematic review of ayres sensory integration intervention for children with autism.

The lay summary of this published systematic review is an excellent introduction to this paper. This peer reviewed published article is a good resource to share when evidencing the effectiveness of ASI for children with Autism. “Ayres Sensory Integration intervention is one of the most frequently requested and highly utilized interventions in autism. This intervention has specific requirements for therapist qualifications and the process of…

Ayres’ Sensory Integration is absolutely about participation in occupation.

This is a superb publication which summarises and links Ayres’ original work and current science and evidence. Therapists practicing ASI are often criticised for not using a theory grounded in function and occupation, and focussed on promoting participation in everyday life. Here is her own words, and woven across this article is the history and a very clear message about Ayres’ views about sensory integration,…

Neural Foundations of Ayres’ Sensory Integration.

Dr Susanne Smith Roley shared the draft of this with us when she teaching CLASI CASI M6 with ASI WISE in June. Lovely to see it in press and able to be shared! Thank you to all the authors! Just what’s needed to support practice. Read it here: https://www.mdpi.com/2076-3425/9/7/153/htm

AOTA Article: Trauma and OT

Many Occupational Therapists using a sensory integration approach in their clinical practice have worked productively and mindfully with children, adults and older adults with trauma. Our unique education and training facilitates our practice in a range of settings- schools, mental health settings and hospitals, where as a profession we are tasked to address barriers to participation in everyday life. Occupational Therapists are uniquely placed to…

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