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 Sensory Integration Regional Group

Contact: Marion Rogerson 

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.

Devon and Cornwall Sensory Integration Group

Contact: Ros Urwin 

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.

Middle England Regional Group

Contact: Fiona Easom

South Wales and West Sensory Integration Regional Group

Contact: Beverley Williams

North East Regional SI Group

Contact: Belinda Allman

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

North West Regional SI Group

Contact: Sara Kennard

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