Regional SI Groups and Special Interest Groups for Professionals
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.
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
Submitting feedback and meeting dates for publication in Network
SI Network (West Midlands) meeting to be held on: Tuesday 29th November at 7pm for 7.30 in the gym at Elmfield School, Love Lane, Stourbridge – There will be a brief parent introduction followed by a discussion about how we can best provide support to parents who are concerned their child may have a Sensory Processing Disorder. Please let Marion Rogerson know if you are going to attend. Charge: £3 to cover costs. Drink and nibbles will be provided.
Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Essex, Enfield Sensory Integration 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.
We are holding the next SI Middle England Group meeting at Ash Green, Ashgate Road, Chesterfield. S42 7JE – Wednesday 26th of April from 1pm to 4pm.
Ash Green are kindly allowing us access to their Sensory Integration Room, so that we can have a practical session looking at different ways of using suspended and other equipment for therapy. We are a small and friendly group who welcome new participants.
South Wales and West Sensory Integration Regional Group