ASI WISE is working with world leaders in Ayres Sensory Integration; Susanne Smith Roley and Zoe Mailloux of CLASI to develop a range of courses to meet the learning needs of UK and Ireland therapists.
The team at CLASI have many decades of experience in continuing education in ASI. They have developed the Certificate in Ayres Sensory Integration (CASI) with an emphasis on optimal learning methods for the various types of content.
Working with CLASI, ASI WISE have created a 6 module step on step off hybrid program which provides the convenience of self-paced, online learning with onsite learning for hands-on concepts (M1, M3 and M6). All the modules are enhanced through small group live mentored tutor groups online to explore practical application and promote reflective practice.
Upon completion of the program, learners will critique, analyse and use advanced theoretical-practical tools of assessment and intervention for best practice using ASI Theory and Practice.
In the ASI WISE Region (Wales, Ireland, Scotland and England), CLASI CASI Modules 1, 2, 4, and 5 are offered through online training. Modules 3 and 6 are only offered onsite, this live face to face classroom-based learning will be located in sites across the ASI WISE region over the coming years.
ASI WISE will also be offering Module 1 face to face for therapists needing additional support and hands-on learning for the theory and neuroscience modules; reflecting therapist requests as not all therapists have had the same depth of clinical education in neuroscience on undergraduate programmes across the UK and Ireland.
Each module will provide approximately 30 hours of training including the assignments, for a total of 180 hours for the program. CLASI is an approved provider of continuing education units (CEU) by the American Occupational Therapy Association. ASI WISE will be seeking regional certification for their hybrid programme in the next few months.
Completion of all 6 modules including assignments is required for the CLASI CASI – Certificate in ASI, with APEL arrangements for prior equivalent learning or transfer from other programmes.