SI and Special Interest Groups for Professionals


SI and special interest groups support therapists and other professional members through the development of local networks. These provide opportunities for sharing research, understanding sensory integration  and promoting excellence in practice.

  • Develop and support local networking
  • Providing opportunities for members to support each other
  • Create possibilities for peer support and mentoring
  • Encourage review and dissemination of published research and articles of interest
  • Share ideas, innovative and emerging best practice

SI Groups

Devon and Cornwall SI Group

Contact: Simon Curtis

Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Essex, Enfield SI Group

Contact: Fiona Taylor or Sandi O'Neill 
Meetings are held three monthly in Hatfield. Although hosted by Hertfordshire Partnership NHS Trust, the group is open to any professionals with an interest in Sensory Integration working with adults. Members work with adults with Learning disabilities, mental health and within Older Peoples services.

Middle England SI Group

Contact: Fiona Easom

The next three meetings will take place on:

  • Wednesday 1st May 2019,1pm to 4pm at Children’s Choice Therapy, 11D Lancaster Park, Needwood, Staffordshire. DE13 9PD
  • Thursday 7th November 2019, 1pm to 4pm at Alderwasley Hall School, Belper, Derbyshire. DE56 2SR
  • Tuesday 12th May 2020, 1pm to 4pm at Ash Green, Learning Disabilities Centre, 281 Ashgate Rd, Chesterfield S42 7JE

North East SI Group

Contact: Belinda Allman

The group's focus is Adults; CAMHS; Community; In-patient; Learning Disability; Mental Health

North West and Yorkshire Regional Specialist Interest Group

Contact: Sara Kennard

South Coast SI Group

Contact: Neil Catty or Helen Nunn

A welcoming group who meets four times a year to discuss topics related to Sensory Integration, discuss cases, share resources, and look at research or developments in practice. We also host an away day once a year. Anyone welcome with an interest in Sensory Integration. 

South Wales and West SI Group

Contact: Beverley Williams

Scotland SI Group

Contact: Catherine Morris

We are a group of mainly occupational therapists, (including Advanced SI Practitioners) and some Speech and Language Therapists meeting up to 4 times a year. Clinical areas: Paediatrics, Adult Learning Disability, Adult Mental Health, Adult Autism Services. Why not join our closed Facebook group?

If you would like to attend, please register on Sensory Integration Education's Therapists Scotland Facebook page or contact Catherine Morris for more information. Please bring photographic ID for the reception staff. 

West Midlands SI Group

Contact: Marion Rogerson or Alison Double 

Norfolk and East SI Group

Contact: Simon Pearce

Aims:

  • To provide a forum to discuss sensory integration (SI) for adults with LD/ ASC/ mental health, community, inpatient and secure settings.
  • To provide networking opportunities and a support for SI practitioners working in the region.
  • To share knowledge, news, experience and best practice in the SI field.

We meet 4 times a year and meetings are hosted and chaired on a rotational basis.

Next meeting: 16th January 2019 – time and venue (Norwich area) to be confirmed.


Start your own group

Did you know you can get a grant of £100.00 towards the setting up or running of a local Sensory Integration regional group?

What you have to do:

What we do:

  • Send you £100.00
  • Publicise your group's activities on the website and in the EmphaSIze Newsletter email

Co-ordinator role

All groups will need to identify a co-ordinator, who will help organise local meetings and study days etc. For example:

  • Setting up dates and venues for the year
  • Co-ordinating the organisation of meetings
  • Arranging the ‘Speaker Schedule’ and communicating with visiting speakers
  • Arranging opportunities to hear feedback about recent courses; books, equipment and research article reviews, Journal club
  • Submitting feedback and meeting dates for publication in the EmphaSIze Newsletter and website

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support@sensoryintegrationeducation.com


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