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)…

Back to School

Love it or hate it, the new school year is almost here. We have asked some of our team of therapists and parents for some top tips on making the most of the new year Practice practice practice. There are lots of things you can have a go at before the first day, practice putting on and wearing a uniform, practice eating and packing a packed…

More about how UK and Ireland therapists learning ASI can support the development of the EASI

The EASI has a strong foundation in the history and research that underpins Ayres’ Sensory Integration, with the development of the test being led by Dr Zoe Mailloux, Dr A Jean Ayre’s Research Assistant for the development of the Sensory Integration and Praxis Tests, published in 1989. Like the EASI, the SIPT was developed with reference to an earlier set of tests, these original tests,…

EASI Update

Therapists across the globe are collaborating, giving of their time and energy to develop a new assessment tool to comprehensively assess sensory integration difficulties. This is the final call for therapists wishing to join the team for the UK and Ireland EASI ( Evaluation of Ayres’ Sensory Integration) normative data collection project. You can read more about this global initiative, Goal 2 of the ASI…

Balance Testing across the lifespan – read research here…

What a great article – This test has overlap with SIPT Test Standing and Walking Balance – look at their conclusion re scores for 4-9 year olds… wow at just about the age cutoff for norms on the SIPT! Ayres knew her stuff! The information re post 39 years is interesting too in light of use of the SIPT across the lifespan and how we…

ADHD and Running – meaningful occupation for improved mental health.

We posted about exercise and ADHD – here is one man’s story. Documentary photographer Martin Eberlen was diagnosed with ADHD in his early 30s, he turned to running to help manage his condition. “Running helps me control my thoughts, it slows me down, and gives me the opportunity to focus on the things I need to focus on,” he says. Read more and see some…

Neuroplasticity Infographic

This beautiful and detailed infographic originally created by Alta Mira, San Francisco, is a great introduction to neuroplasticity you can see the infographic below and read more about it here https://bigthink.com/ideafeed/this-nifty-infographic-is-a-great-introduction-to-neuroplasticity

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