We regularly get asked this and similar questions. Here is our reply…
ASI WISE is absolutely committed to the EASI. Our Directors have been and are all involved in the development of the EASI and the global normative data collection of the EASI.
Please know that once you learn Ayres’ Clinical Observation and the SIPT on our current M3, you will be able to easily transfer learning to the EASI, including in future interpretation based on normative data currently being collected. You will also be introduced to the EASI where it is “in development” on our modules.
Our combination of online and face to face training is a modular programme run in conjunction with CLASI. It is very robust and will equip you with the research to practice not only in the UK and Ireland, but also abroad.
While your learning is considered post-graduate learning, including critique and analysis of research – this learning also includes hands on practical development of the knowledge and skills to be able to assess and treat a range of clients across the lifespan.
Learning ASI is a bit like learning to drive a car – some theory can be done online and from books, or in online chat sessions – but you do have to eventually get in a car and learn to drive with helpful supportive instruction, feedback and application in real life.
What do people say about our modules?
“That it is a great course where you’ll gain practical knowledge on sensory integration. It is fantastic to have three amazing OTs to provide you with examples and assist understanding your case studies.” Samantha Senior Paediatric Occupational Therapist
“Do it! Have an open mind be curious brave don’t be afraid to discuss challenge and critique; it will change your practice! ” Lindsey Lead OT in Intellectual Disabilities
“A very good course, hands on, very well documented and the best professionals in Ayres Sensory Integration teaching.” Alexandra PT
“I am an OT and I’m interested in becoming an ASI Practitioner with your programme? What does ICEASI Level 2 mean and is it the same as other Practitioner and Advanced Practitioner courses? What do I call myself on completion of the ASI Wise CLASI CASI Programme, Practitioner or Advanced Practitioner as some of my colleagues have done Advanced Practitioner training and can’t see the difference? Thank you. Jo.”
Thank you for your question. I would suggest that you describe or sign yourself on reports as
Occupational Therapist with Certification in Ayres’ Sensory Integration (ICEASI Level 2).
This would clearly describe your profession, while also describing your training in Ayres’ Sensory Integration to be able to know and understand the neuroscience and theory, be able to provide comprehensive assessment including with standardised norm-referenced tools, able to use clinical reasoning to develop a hypothesis to support intervention planning, delivery and measurement of progress/outcomes in line with ICEASI Level 2 Certificate level Outcomes.
Not all terms used abroad are the same as here in the UK or Ireland. Practitioner and Advanced Practitioner refer to terms historically used and linked to a specific programme. At international meetings, representatives from many international organisations have tried to establish an international standard for education in ASI. Programmes that meet criteria for ICEASI Level 2 will equate to a therapist having learnt and applied knowledge and skills to assess, interpret and clinically reason to practice – being able to provide and reflect on intervention using the principles of Ayres’ SI.
Our Directors; Amanda Adamson, Kath Smith and Ros Urwin have been meeting up and collaborating with colleagues from across the globe at international conferences and forums. For many years, they have represented ASI education in the UK and Ireland, actively contributing to the development of the learning standards. Read more here
Completion of ASI WISE’s CLASI CASI modular programme will mean therapists are grounded in, know and understand seminal theory and history of ASI and are aware of and can apply current research and evidence in practice, meeting ICEASI Level 2 criteria.