The next step in my learning journey starts this week…

I’m so excited that 3 years after starting my postgraduate training in Ayres Sensory Integration, I have finally been able to take the next step in my journey and this week I have started to study the materials for ASI WISE CLASI CASI Module 2 online, with face to face M3 later in August. Next year will mark 20 years since I completed my Master’s…

Assessment tools are just that – tools in our toolbox!

We should use and value our specialist skills – promoting our profession – information from one assessment tool is not a comprehensive assessment. We should act with integrity and only practice what we are skilled in and trained to do. This can and must include postgraduate training and we should value this investment in our own skills to deliver a great service to our clients.…

Evidence-Based Guidelines for Occupational Therapy Using Ayres Sensory Integration

ICEASI has recommended education standards for competency to practice Ayres Sensory Integration. AOTA have published an article, including the table below, in their publication OT Practice in 2017 discussing this in more detail. Sadly the full article is not accessible to those who are not AOTA members. This publication makes recommendations for international education standards for Ayres’ Sensory Integration Education. These standards were finalised at a meeting…

What happens to attachment when nurturing is not as it should be?

As OT’s using Ayres’ Sensory Integration, we are mindful of her early work which reminded us of the importance of sensory input in developing the mother-infant bond, a building block which she saw as essential for emotional stability alongside sensory-motor and sensory-perceptual skills that underpin our ability to engage in purposeful activity. Ayres’ recognised the importance of being able to take in, process and integrate sensory…

Occupational Therapy, Ayres’ Sensory Integration and Mental Health

Click here to read this article, and on the last day of OT Week! OT has so much to offer mental health care – we have a unique role using Ayres’ work to inform current practice in inpatient care – proud to be an OT owning the sensory integration frame of reference! http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jcap.12174/full

Position Statement on the Legal structure of SI Network – a comment for discussion

I was pleased to get a response from the Chair to my concerns that there had been no Annual Conference available (an earlier request) to share the latest research and network with the membership, along with a General Meeting, which the current Articles of Association require, annually.  Clarification of the legal structure of SI Network, and notice of adoption of up to date Articles of…

Do you know about The OT Hub?

At Sensory Project we support and champion innovation for developing OT practice… The OT Hub is a new resource for Occupational Therapy, which a small team near Bristol in the UK have recently launched. This introduction comes from Jamie and the rest of their team. www.theothub.com A new collaborative online platform for the exploration, collaboration, and promotion of the occupational therapy profession. Our service is…

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