The classroom SI Module 4 course, accredited by Ulster University, is the second part of the modular pathway which also offers the opportunity to work towards a Postgraduate Diploma or Masters in Sensory Integration. 30 credits
This course will be run over 2 blocks.
Block 1During the first block, learning needs will be established at the outset by setting a learning contract and objectives and discussing the use of mentoring. Teaching will be in the form of lectures, watching and critiquing videos from a master clinician, as well as from your own treatment sessions, and interactive group discussion. Lectures will be given on the principles of treatment, clinical reasoning, outcome measures, and current evidence base. Guidance on how to critique research and the way this is reported in journal articles will be given, with an opportunity for group discussion. Different learning opportunities will be offered e.g. observing a video from a master clinician, as well as an opportunity to ask questions from students’ own treatment videos brought with them. Reflective practice and how to maximise benefit from the mentoring process will be discussed.
You will need to bring your own treatment videos to facilitate discussion. Between blocks, you will be expected to assess a client from their caseload, plan and deliver an intervention that is evidence based and has a measurable outcome. Some of the sessions will need to be videoed. This will be practice and work-based learning, which will be facilitated through a personal mentor, at least once a month for an hour. You will be expected to keep a reflective log on your learning through the mentoring process.
Over the second four day block the main focus will be on presentation of case studies and critical analysis, including video footage of treatment sessions, building further on previous learning. The student cohort will be present; building further on previous learning. The presentation will be part of the summative assessment. Following the second block, you will complete assignment 2 through self-directed learning. One aim of this programme is to enable students to increase your analytical and problem-solving skills and skills of critical thinking to Masters level. Therefore learning and teaching strategies reflect this. A study of the concept of critical thinking and the theories underlying clinical reasoning and problem-solving are introduced early in modules and this way of thinking is then applied to the topics discussed later. The teaching methods used are designed to encourage you to organise their thoughts, present arguments and evaluate situations in discussion with others. Therefore workshops, tutorials and seminars predominate. Lectures will present material, particularly that pertaining to their own research activities or scholarship. However, this is followed up by appropriate opportunity for students to discuss and evaluate the ideas presented.
The development of life-long learners is an important aspect of the rationale for the module and a student-centred approach is employed whereby students are encouraged to determine their own learning needs and therefore direct module content in order to achieve the learning outcomes. Self directed study forms an important part of the learning strategies and contributes to approximately ¾ of the total notional learning hours. Initially students will be directed in study skills and guided in the areas for study. Often self learning is tested in a formative way through discussion in tutorials and seminars. Practical exercises will enable students to increase their practical and/or theoretical knowledge using a problem-solving and critical approach. This module will require them to work in the clinical field between module blocks with the guidance of a clinical mentor.
There are three pieces of coursework that must be passed; a Case Study, a Case Report and a Reflective Piece.
1. Case Study and Mentoring
On completion of this module you will be able to:
2. Case Report Assignment
3. Reflective Piece
SI Modules 1, 2, 3 and 4 are taken directly with Sensory Integration Education and are accredited by Ulster University. Modules 5, 6 and 7 are taken directly with Ulster University. See more.
Who should complete this course?
Our accredited SI Modular Pathway courses are designed for degree qualified occupational therapists, physiotherapists and speech & language therapists to develop the skills required to practice Ayres’ Sensory Integration Therapy in the context of their particular professional background.
You must have completed and passed SI Module 3, prior to starting SI Module 4.
See the full Entry Conditions here.
Which modules do I need to take to practise sensory integration therapy?
A Sensory Integration Practitioner will have been awarded the Postgraduate Certificate in Sensory Integration by completing and passing SI Modules 1, 2 and 3.
An Advanced Sensory Integration Practitioner must complete and pass SI Modules 1, 2, 3 and 4.
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SI Module 4 will launch as an online course in September 2019.
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