Introduction to Sensory Integration Difficulties

"Content really useful especially where practical exercises used which generated lots of discussion amongst participants. Also found the section on how the brain works (Neuroscience of SP) really fascinating."

"Really liked the emphasis on considering sensory issues as a possible reason for behaviour. Certainly a useful message to spread to as many people as possible!"


Find out why sensory integration is part of everyone’s development and learning and how it is critical to help us all to participate in daily life. Explore how differences to sensory integration may affect people with autism and those with sensory integration difficulties. Through hands on activities, experience how different individuals may be affected and how this links to participation in daily life.
  • Consider how sensory differences can affect behaviour, learning, emotions and communication.
  • Learn about the evidence from brain science that supports the theory of sensory integration  difficulties.
  • Hear about sensory strategies for home, school and work.
  • See direct interventions and explore environmental adaptations.
 Summary:  This course will provide an introduction to sensory integration difficulties including autism.
 Audience:  Open to all
 Length: Classroom course: 1 day - Registration will open at 9.00 am for a 9.15 am start. The course will finish at 5:00 pm.
NEW - Book Now! Online course launches 1 November 2017: Over 5 hours of content using slides with voice-over, animations, videos, quizzes and many resources to download.

 Fee: Classroom course: Fee: £185 Includes FREE Gold or Silver Membership. Includes a light lunch and refreshments. Accommodation not included.  We can also offer the classroom course at our customers' sites on their preferred dates. Save up to 54%. See more information below.
Online course: Fee: £85 Includes FREE Gold or Silver Membership
 Lecturer: Classroom course: Experienced SI Network lecturers who are all practising therapists.
Course Manual:

The course manual is in electronic format and held on its own website. We will email you an access link to the course manual website approximately 2 weeks prior to the course. Sometimes these emails go into spam, so please keep an eye out. If not received then please contact us at We also ask that you download a PDF of the course manual before you arrive in case you have problems accessing the venue WiFi. You may choose to print out the PDF manual at home before you come to the course if you wish, or save paper and view it on your laptop or tablet. Just bring notepaper if you want to take your own notes during the lectures.

What shall I bring?

A laptop or tablet so you can view the electronic manual during the course. 

An SI Network certificate of attendance will be emailed to you after the course.


  • Be more knowledgeable about sensory systems and how they underpin daily life, development and learning.
  • Understand how the sensory systems are affected in people with autism and those with sensory integration difficulties .
  • Increase your understanding of how to use individualised support strategies with people with autism and those with sensory integration difficulties.
  • Be more confident in identifying and making changes to home and care routines, classrooms or your practice to be able to positively support the sensory needs of people with autism and those with sensory integration difficulties.
  • Have a better understanding of the evidence base sensory difference in people with autism and those with sensory integration difficulties, including relevant intervention approaches to address these differences.

Who should attend?

This course is suitable for those wishing to increase their understanding of the potential sensory differences experienced by children and adults with autism and those with sensory integration difficulties. See how this may alter participation in everyday life including differences in behaviour, learning, emotion regulation, communication and social interaction. This course is suitable for those with a basic understanding of autism and sensory integration difficulties.

How to book a place

Click on the link below for your preferred date/venue and complete the booking form which will open in a new window. Bookings must be made in the name of the person attending the course including their own email address. On booking, you will receive an invoice within 2 working days. Payment is required within 30 days or prior to the course start date, whichever is soonest. Please see our booking terms and conditions for more information.

Immediately after booking your course place you will receive a confirmation email from us.  If you do not receive this email please check your spam/junk email folder first and then contact us

Are there any places left?

Click the course link below to check place availability.

Can I reserve a place?

We are unable to reserve places. 

Cancellation insurance

The SI Network strongly advises that participants arrange cancellation insurance to cover unforeseen events such as illness, unfavourable weather, or cancellation of a course for which travel and accommodation costs have been incurred.

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On-site training

Save up to 54% off scheduled course fees and save staff travel/accommodation costs and time away from work

Up to 30 attendees: £2,900
Up to 40 attendees: £3,800
Up to 50 attendees: £4,200
Up to 60 attendees: £5,200

Fee includes:
  • Quality on-site sensory integration training delivered by our experienced SI Network lecturers who are all practising therapists.
  • On-line course manual and resources.
  • Attendance certificate for Continuing Professional Development records.
  • Course feedback from your delegates to measure success.
  • FREE Gold or Silver 2 Year SI Network membership for each attendee, valued up to £70.00 per person.
The customer will provide a suitable venue and catering, plus any marketing for the course. The course is delivered by 1 lecturer for up to 50 attendees and 2 lecturers for over 50 attendees. Lecturer travel/accommodation costs are included within the fee.

We can provide this training in the UK and Ireland only. No VAT payable as the SI Network is not VAT registered.

To find out more information and enquire about dates, please complete our on-site training request form. 

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Sensory Integration Education, Old Breedon School, 8 Reading Road, Pangbourne, RG8 7LY, UK

We are a not for profit organisation. SI Network (UK & Ireland) Ltd trading as Sensory Integration Education. Established 1994.

Company registration no: 05068304  Copyright 2018


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