We have renamed our membership categories to help signpost people interested in sensory integration to the best membership category for them, plus we’ve boosted our membership benefits. Here are the new membership categories and below you’ll find a table explaining the benefits of each level.
Our Bronze category of membership is now Affiliate Membership and remains and always will be free. We are proud to be a not-for-profit organisation, investing surpluses back into course development, supporting early-career researchers and disseminating curated information on sensory integration and processing. We want as many people as possible to understand and recognise sensory needs and know where to go to seek help and support for sensory needs: if you have an interest, personal or professional, in learning more about sensory integration, you can have free Affiliate Membership with us, always. See the table below for the benefits that you can access.
As part of your working life, do you come into contact with people who may have sensory needs? Would you be able to do your job better if you understood that people may have different sensory needs and to understand how to recognise and make adjustments to accommodate those needs? Open to all, Professional Membership is suited to professionals who will come into contact with people with SI difficulties, for example but not limited to: Allied Health Professionals; education and SEN staff; social workers; adoption agency staff and adoptive parents; care workers; psychologists; GPs; mental health professionals; emergency services staff; prison staff; nursing staff; human resources professionals; people with responsibility for improving accessibility in their workplace, etc. See the table below for the benefits that you can access.
This level of membership is exclusive to therapists around the world who are eligible to qualify and practice as Sensory Integration Practitioners and Advanced Practitioners on our MSc in Sensory Integration pathway, accredited by Sheffield Hallam University. If you are a qualified Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapist or Speech and Language Therapist interested in training in or advancing your practice of sensory integration therapy, this is the category that delivers huge benefits for you. For 25 years, we have provided world-class training in and a community of practice for Ayres’ Sensory Integration® (ASI) theory and therapy. Find out what we can do for your career.
You can now download your SIE membership badge to display on your website and/or social media. Just log in to the My SI section of our website.
Find out how to join here. If you would like to manage your membership with us, log on to your account and view your profile under My SI.