DescriptionASI WISE/CLASI Module 5 provides the foundation knowledge and skills to evaluate ASI as an evidence-based method, or frame of reference, for intervention. The learner is introduced to the intervention principles of ASI and to the concept of “fidelity” to an intervention; specific instruction is provided about fidelity measures, in general, and the appropriate use of the Ayres Sensory Integration Fidelity Measure (ASIFM). Videotaped segments of intervention are featured to clearly identify the difference between ASI and other treatment methods and to show the structure and process of the intervention. Module 5 also focuses on intervention planning from assessment, formulating the proximal outcomes that guide the selection of therapeutic activities and reaching and measuring distal participation-related outcomes.
WHO CAN TAKE THIS COURSE
Module 5 is open to open to healthcare professionals with at least a bachelor level equivalent college/university degree in occupational therapy, speech pathology, physical therapy, psychology, or medicine. Module 5 is a prerequisite to Module 6.
After the course, participants will be able to:
Apply clinical reasoning in the design and implementation of intervention for individuals with sensory integration difficulties or dysfunction
Link the hypothesis from assessment with therapeutic proximal goals toward meeting proximal, participation-related outcomes.
Use dynamic assessment while working with clients to refine the intervention during treatment
Name the process elements of the ASI Intervention Fidelity Measure
Describe the way in which the process elements interact during a direct intervention session
Explain the relationship between the activities and the facilitation of adaptive responses;
Explain the importance of the client’s motivation and active involvement during the intervention;
Discuss the benefits and limitations of ASI intervention with a wide variety of diagnostic groups, ages, and types of difficulties;
Demonstrate the way in which sensory strategies are implemented in various contexts, including the home, school and the community.
REQUIREMENTS AND ASSIGNMENTS
Click here to view requirements and assignments for each CLASI module and the full CLASI Certificate in ASI program.
Susanne Smith Roley OTD, OTR/L, FAOTA is an occupational therapist with over 30 years of experience in pediatrics. She obtained her BS in OT at Indiana University, her MS in Allied Health Sciences at Boston University and her OTD at University of Southern California. She is in private practice in Orange County in Southern California and co-founder of the Collaborative for Leadership in Ayres Sensory Integration (CLASI). Susanne was on the original faculty of the Center for the Study of Sensory Integrative Dysfunction (CSSID0 started by Dr. Ayres, subsequently known as Sensory Integration International (SII). She was a course originator of the Sensory Integration Certification Program sponsored by USC/WPS and its Program Director for 14 years through the University of Southern California Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy. She is a past chair of the Commission on Practice and the Sensory Integration Special Interest Section for AOTA; and a contributing author of the Occupational Therapy Practice Framework: Domain and Process, 2002 and 2nd Edition. She is an internationally recognized author and lecturer on the theory and application of sensory integration. She is co-editor of numerous chapters, articles, and the books, Understanding the Nature of Sensory Integration with Diverse Populations and Sensory Integration: Applying Clinical Reasoning to Diverse Populations. She is a fellow of the AOTA and recipient of the AOTF Virginia Scardina Award of Excellence and the AOTF A. Jean Ayres Award.
CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS
Module 5 will provide 30 hours of training including the assignments. CLASI is an approved provider of continuing education units (CEU) by the American Occupational Therapy Association. The following AOTA CE Classification Code applies to M5: Occupational Therapy Practice.
ASYNCHRONOUS ONLINE FORMAT
Register for the online module and start the lessons immediately. The convenient program allows you to work through the lessons at your own pace.
The online platform guides you through the lessons, supplemental videos and assignments. The user-friendly system allows you to create your own account to manage all of your CLASI modules. You must have internet access that allows streaming to complete the lessons and must use an approved web browser. We recommend Safari, Microsoft Edge, or Firefox. Google Chrome and Internet Explorer are not supported. Online lessons are available for one year from the date of purchase, allowing you to return to the content to review and refine your understanding.