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Audience: The course is aimed at Occupational Therapists.
Length: 2 days - Registration will start from 8:45am. Course will start at 9.00am and finish at 4.30pm
Silver/Gold Member £370
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Instalment plan option available (4 x monthly payments of £92.50)
A light lunch is included. Accommodation is not included.
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Cerebral palsy describes a group of permanent disorders of the development of movement and posture causing activity limitation, resulting from changes in the brain before or during birth or in the child’s early years. Causes include accident, injury or infection. Cerebral Palsy is registered in approximately 3 in 1000 live births in developed countries. Approximately 10% of cases arise later.
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is currently developing guidelines for the diagnosis and management of Cerebral Palsy (see Resources). In its draft scoping document Sensory ‘disturbances’ are noted, and among the interventions recognised is, “managing difficulties associated with the processing of sensory and perceptual information in children and young people with cerebral palsy”.
Because this is such an important area of emerging practice, in this month’s EmphaSIze we explore somatosensory, tactile, visual and vestibular processing in Cerebral Palsy in the selected articles. Featured equipment considers the impact of movement and tactile sensations on attention, and having opportunities for movement.
The apps include a virtual rollercoaster ride, shape drawing, a game, and a musical morning routine. Books include Sensory Stories, a text book, facts about Cerebral Palsy, and a novel about a boy with Cerebral Palsy.
Editor: Cathy Warne
The Sensory Integration Network UK & Ireland is delighted to welcome Dr. Sylvia Taylor-Goh to its Board of Directors, in the pivotal role of Director of Postgraduate Education.
Dr. Taylor-Goh brings to the Board her experience in postgraduate and post-registration health education from a range of higher education settings and in a variety of roles. In addition, her PhD advancing knowledge of AHP clinical decision making (King’s College London), will inform how one understands the development of students as ASI practitioners across the Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma/Masters courses in Sensory Integration.
As Director of Postgraduate Education, Dr. Taylor-Goh will lead a team of experienced and highly reputable clinical specialists in the area of Ayres Sensory Integration. She will be responsible to the Board for the planning, development and implementation of all of Sensory Integration Network’s postgraduate university accredited courses. She will work in collaboration with Ulster University, to deliver a high quality postgraduate, post registration, education programme and enrich the experience and learning of all SI Network students on accredited courses.
Dr. Taylor-Goh’s significant clinical, educational and publishing profile, combined with a strong interpersonal style, will also promote the overall work of the Sensory Integration Network.
She says, "I am delighted to be joining the board of the SI Network UK and Ireland. In my new role as Director of Postgraduate Education my aim is to promote excellence in both the provision and delivery of the post graduate courses and ensure relevance to clinical practice”
Eating and drinking are necessary aspects of daily life, and for many of us are enjoyable and culturally important activities too. For some people with sensory integration difficulties however, and also for their families and carers, mealtimes can be extremely stressful. See more.
With assistance from contributors to the Sensory Integration Network Feeding Difficulties Facebook page, this month we feature books that help problem solve mealtime struggles, two mealtime stories, articles that explore various sensory aspects of eating and drinking, apps that encourage experimentation with a wider range of food, some specialist equipment and some novelty items to help make mealtimes more enjoyable.
See more: EmphaSIze Newsletter January 2016 - Eating Difficulties
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A one day practical guide for parents - promoting sensory integration and development through play and participation.
While discovering their own unique sensory preferences, parents and carers will be learning to understand their children’s behaviours in terms of the neuroscience of development, attachment and play with clear underpinning in the theory of sensory integration; helping parents feel comfortable advocating about and creatively meeting their children’s and family's sensory needs, exploring practical ideas and ways to do this at home, school and out and about.
Date: 27th February 2016
SI Module 4 is the final hurdle of the SI Modular Pathway to achieve that long-awaited Advanced Practitioner status.
Back in September, we took the opportunity at the ESIC Friday night dinner, to make a moment of professional celebration for the new graduates who this year successfully completed module 4 of the SI Network Modular Pathway.
Their hard work and efforts all paid off and they have now achieved official status as Sensory Integration Network Advance Practitioners - an outstanding achievement!
Jo Elliott, Susan Brown, Gina Daley, Laura Graham, Lynn Herbert, Jannine Laverie, Julie Martell, Nicole Southon and Jane Woodburn all managed to attended the ESIC dinner to collect their certificates and they received huge applause from all of the congress delegates.
A couple of the girls were also acknowledged for their outstanding results on the course: Susan Brown received the Postgraduate Certificate award for the highest marks across modules 1 and 2/3. Whilst Gina Daly (also a newly appointed SensorNet editor) received the Postgraduate Diploma award for highest marks across all 4 modules and the research modules.
Unfortunately, not all the graduates could make it to the event but of course we couldn’t forget you, so congrats to you all as well!
Well done to everyone for putting in such hard work this year!
Next stop the Postgraduate Diploma…?
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