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Professional Registration: 

United Kingdom:
Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)The HCPC is the registration and regulatory body for health and care professionals in the UK, protecting the public by ensuring only professionals who have specific training standards, professional skills and behaviour can use certain titles. Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapist and Speech and Language Therapist are protected and restricted titles; which can only legally be used by people with specialist undergraduate training. (www.hcpc-uk.org/)
Ireland:
CORU is Ireland’s multi-profession health regulator. Their role is to protect the public by promoting high standards of professional conduct, education, training and competence through statutory registration of health and social care professionals. (www.coru.ie/)
The Health Regulation Worldwide Website will allow you to find the relevant regulatory bodies for other countries. (www.healthregulation.org/)
 

Guidance on use of the term Sensory Integration Practitioner: 

Sensory Integration Practitioners should be state registered occupational therapists, physiotherapists and speech and language therapists (or their equivalents in other countries).

ICEASI has developed a set of principles to guide the education of allied health professionals across the globe. This guidance is to support the development of education programmes around the world, promoting best practice of Ayres’ Sensory Integration by occupational therapists, physiotherapists and speech and language therapists (or their equivalents in other countries) who have certification in Ayres’ Sensory Integration.

ICEASI was established by world leaders in Ayres’ Sensory Integration, with founding members including those taught and directly mentored by Jean Ayres, in whom she entrusted her legacy. Therapists who have completed certificated training to the ICEASI standards will have the competencies required to ensure best practice of Ayres’ Sensory Integration, as part of their professional practice as an OT, PT or SLT.

The ICEASI levels specify competencies for practice, which includes the skills to deliver intervention and engage in reflective practice. Your therapist should be able to provide evidence of modular education in Ayres’ Sensory Integration; including learning about theory and neuroscience, assessment with a range of tools including standardised tools e.g. SIPT, ability to rate and provide intervention according to Fidelity in Ayres’ Sensory Integration. 

Education programmes across the globe vary but can include pre-registration undergraduate programmes, university certificated and accredited programmes and programmes provided by specialist training organisations dedicated to developing research-informed holistic practice. Ayres’ Sensory Integration is a ‘hands-on therapy’ and so ICEASI promotes and advises the ‘hands-on learning’ of assessment and intervention skills, taught by expert occupational therapists. 

For more information to help you understand your therapist’s qualifications and training please see www.sensoryproject.org/iceasi/.