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Ayres’ Sensory Integration – Sharing the Evidence

What a fantastic Coffee and Chat we had this week! We started to consider the Hume et al 2021 article as a way to guide discussion on the topic.

Join us to join the conversation and share the evidence.

And, it was a treat to have the very eloquent Teresa May-Benson share her passion about this subject with us. Her enthusiasm was infectious. As therapists providing ASI we all need to deliver a clear message about the evidence – to challenge others who say ASI has no evidence or inconclusive with current and emerging evidence.

Teresa’s clarity and eloquence on this subject was something we can all model and aspire to. The discussion afterwards was certainly thought-provoking, with exciting planning to consider how we use social media to share the evidence with others.

Join us to listen to the recording of Coffee and Chat and to work together to develop skills and resources to professionally, mindfully and with intention address the unhelpful messages being shared without reference to what evidence-based practice is and without consideration of recently published research and reviews.

Exciting times #timesarechanging #asi #sensory #rcot #cypf #asi #sensory

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Evaluation in Ayres’ Sensory Integration | EASI

The purpose of the Evaluation in Ayres Sensory Integration (EASI) is to provide a valid and reliable set of tests for assessing key sensory integration functions which underlie learning, behavior, and participation.

The EASI measures sensory perception, postural/ocular/bilateral motor integration, praxis, and sensory reactivity, in a manner that minimizes the influences of culture, language comprehension, and prior experience.

The EASI tests are currently being normed for children 3-12 years of age and will be made available to appropriately trained professionals, in a low-cost and accessible format.

For more information please visit: https://www.cl-asi.org/easi

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Ayres’ Sensory Integration in Practice – supporting complex clients

This webinar is a must for practicing OT’s, PT’s or SLT’s wanting to know about supporting clients with complex clinical presentations, including teens and adults. Just as relevant for parents to – this is a great introduction to Ayres’ Sensory Integration.

At about 40 mins in, is the most awesome way to change forever misconceptions about ASD!

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RCOT Conference : Alexis Quinn | Awesome | Advocate | A voice

If you were not at the RCOT Conference, you have missed the opportunity to hear Alexis speak with powerful words about her experience as an autistic person being detained under the Mental Health Act, her escape to Lagos and her return to the UK to tell her story and advocate for improved support and care for autistic people within the mental health system.

It’s not too late to register for the RCOT Annual Conference, and with conference materials available for the next 6 months, the £99 registration fee, with a chance to hear Alexis’ story and her clear understanding of what OT can offer to the healthcare system, it’s great value for money CPD.

Here is a video of her speaking on Youtube.

 

 
 

Alexis’ Story can also be read in her book,

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Sensory Ladders Open Access | anyone | anywhere | anytime

We are delighted to announce that Sensory Ladder training will soon be free to anyone | anywhere | anytime

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SPM 2 and Quick Tips is here