I am doing M2, M3 and M4 – What happens next?
M2 is an online module that takes approximately 30 hours to complete. It is an introduction to assessment and is the learning material that we build on in M3 and learn to do practically on M3.
M3 is face to face learning, that is about deepening your knowledge of sensory integration and developing your skills to carry out a comprehensive assessment on a person’s sensory integration and processing strengths and challenges. The module is spread over 4 days
M4 is an online module that takes approximately 30 hours to complete. It is the module that is about collating and interpreting assessment data using advanced clinical reasoning, applying the principles of the data-driven decision-making process.
At the end of M3, there is an opportunity for you to load the SIPT software programme onto your computer in order that you can upload your scores as part of the SIPT scoring process. You will need a Windows-compatible computer to load this programme. It does not run on a Mac (unless your hard drive is partitioned), or any other operating systems.
What happens during the 6- 8 weeks after M3?
In the first 6- 8 weeks after you complete M3, you will begin to practice administration of the SIPT tests and some of the EASI tests. This will be on typical children and adults, developing your skills to do this competently. You should also be thinking about who you might use as your M3 case study. This should be someone who is able to be assessed with the SIPT. You will be expected to practice the full administration of the 17 tests of the SIPT and some of the EASI tests where appropriate.
You should first practice administration with friends and family, before practising with 2 typically developing children. It is important to practice with children at this point, even if you work with adults. This is to support your understanding and appreciation of the ability of the SIPT and EASI to discern SI challenges in clinical populations.
You will then assess your M3 case study, this should be someone from your usual typical caseload, so it does not have to be a child if you are working with adult populations.
You will also be expected to use other assessments as part of completing a comprehensive assessment of your M3 case study. This will include assessment with Ayres’ Clinical Observations, as well as the use of other measures and tools eg MOHOST, AMPS, SPM, AASH, SII and Sensory Profile, as appropriate to your client group and used in your organisation. These will not be supplied by ASI Wise.
Case Study Submission:
When completed you need to submit these items via a Goggle Drive – more about g drive here.
- A PowerPoint presentation, using the format supplied, to introducing the case study which can be shown to the group
- A completed background information form about the case study
- A completed Sensory Processing Measure or Adolescent Adult Sensory History
- A copy of your processed SIPT results or if you do not have a scoring stick in your place of work, a .sip file from the SIPT programme. This is an unscored SIPT file (you may not receive the processed SIPT report and graph until after you have presented your case study to the group)