Regional SI Groups and Special Interest Groups for Professionals


Aims

Special interest and regional groups support therapists and other professional members through the development of local networks, which will provide opportunities for sharing research and understanding about Sensory Integration, and promoting excellence in practice.

The aims of the special interest and regional groups include:

  • developing and supporting local networking
  • providing opportunities for members to support each other
  • creating possibilities for peer support and mentoring
  • encouraging review and dissemination of published research and articles of interest
  • sharing of ideas, innovative and emerging best practice

How to start a 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:

  • Find a least 5 colleagues who are already SI Network members, additional group members need not be SI Network members.
  • Please complete the registration form for your group.
  • Inform the Regional Group Committee Representative of your group's future or past activities.

What we do:

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

So that the the Network can grow as an organisation, this is a two way relationship. We need members at regional and local levels to work together, to disseminate national and international news, to develop and promote sensory integration practice regionally, support research and clinical audit locally and be available to respond to and help inform national policy development, research and promotion of best practice.

The role of Regional and Local Co-ordinators

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

  • Setting up dates and venues for the year. (In some groups, the venue stays the same).
  • Co-ordinating the organisation of meetings
  • Communicating with visiting speakers
  • Arranging the years ‘Speaker Schedule’
  • Communicating with all members of the group
  • Communicating the groups activities with other local and regional co-ordinators and with the SI Network
  • Opportunities to hear feedback about recent courses
  • Book, equipment and research article review and feedback
  • Journal club
  • Submitting feedback and meeting dates for publication in Network

SI Groups

West Midlands SI Group

Contact: Marion Rogerson

Alison Double – Co-chair of the West Midlands Sensory Integration network group and Senior Lecturer on the BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy at the Institute of Health and Society, University of Worcester, is presenting her Case Study (about the Treatment of a child with Sensory Integration Disorder) written for her Level 4 (Advanced Treatment) Sensory Integration Practitioner qualification. 

When: Monday 26th June.

Time: From 7pm for tea, coffee, nibbles and networking – the presentation will start at 7.30pm.

Where: Elmfield School Gym, 14 Love Lane, Stourbridge, DY8 2EA.

Price: £3 per person – this will pay for the hall rental and refreshments.

RSVP: If you would like to attend please can you let us know asap, and at the latest by 10th June, so we can ensure appropriate refreshments are available.

We do hope you will be able to attend.

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

South Wales and West SI Group

Contact: Beverley Williams

North East SI Group

Contact: Belinda Allman

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

North West SI 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. 

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