Ayres' Sensory Integration Therapy 

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Classroom SI Module 4: Advanced Treatment




This page contains information about the Classroom based SI Module 4 course. An Online SI Module 4 course will launch in September 2019.

Overview

The 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
Summary:
This classroom SI Module 4 course is designed to enable students to develop in-depth knowledge and experience in SI and therapy in order to support critical analysis and evidence of interventions.
    Participants: Occupational Therapists, Speech & Language Therapists and Physiotherapists only
    Length: 1 x 5 day block and 1 x 4 day block. (Participants must attend both blocks of this course).

    BLOCK 1
    Registration on Monday will commence at 9.00 am for a 9.30 am start. Finish time is 5 pm.
    Tuesday to Thursday: start 9 am, finish 5 pm.
    Friday: start 9 am, finish 3.30 pm.

    BLOCK 2
    Registration on Monday  will commence at 8:30 a.m for an 8.45 am start. Finish time is 5.30 pm.
    Tuesday:  start 8.45 am, finish 5.30 pm.
    Wednesday: start 9 am, finish 5.30 pm.
    Thursday: start 9 am, finish 3.15 pm.

    Fee: Gold Member Fee: £2,350    (Instalment plan option available)
    Bronze Member Fee: £3,133.33 

    A light lunch is included. Accommodation is not included.
    Lecturers: International lecturers plus experienced senior lecturing team.
    Director: Dr Sylvia Taylor-Goh, Postgraduate Education Director

    Objectives

    This course will be run over 2 blocks.

    Block 1

    During 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.

    Block 2

    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.

    Where does SI Module 4 fit in the pathway?


    SI Modules 1, 2, 3 and 4 are taken directly with SI Network and are accredited by Ulster University.  Modules 5, 6 and 7 are taken directly with Ulster University.  See more.

    Assessment information

    There are three pieces of coursework that must be passed; a Case Study, a Case Report and Reflective Piece.

    1. Case Study and Mentoring

    On completion of this module you will be able to: 

    • Evaluate, reflect and critically analyse one’s own client interaction and SI therapy practice during mentor session. 
    • Integrate evidence and use the skills of analysis and synthesis in the clinical reasoning process, leading to the development of safe and effective Treatment plan and SI practice.
    • Demonstrate advanced therapeutic skill in the area of SI intervention, including reflection and clinical reasoning & client management applied to the case study. 
    • Understand the principles and practices relating to scientific integrity, fidelity standards, and ethical issues in SI. 
    • Utilise the SI evidence base to rationalise treatment planning 
    • Critically evaluate the outcome of SI intervention using a single subject design or an appropriate qualitative research method. Discuss use of outcome measure. 
    • Critically reflect on the use of SI therapy in the treatment of sensory integration dysfunction. Experiment with creative thinking techniques in seeking solutions to complex problems 
    • Recognise and respond to the diverse needs of individuals including awareness of ethical issues. 

    2. Case Report Assignment

    • Use your case study to write a 250 word abstract and a 3500 word Case Report.

    3. Reflective Piece

    • Reflect on the learning achieved and how this has impacted on your patient/client interaction.

    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 must complete and pass SI Modules 1, 2 and 3. (£2,420 for 3 x module bundle*)

    An Advanced Sensory Integration Practitioner must complete and pass SI Modules 1, 2, 3 and 4. (£3,192 for 4 x module bundle*)

    How to book

    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.

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    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.

    How will we contact you?

    Following booking, you will receive a confirmation email and an invoice email (within 2 days).  You MUST then log into the website and check the 'My SI' > 'My Courses' page to see important course information, reading lists, resource documents, what to bring etc. This is YOUR responsibility. Please check the course information pages frequently for updates. You will not receive pre-course information by email.

    SI Module 4 will launch as an online course in September 2019.

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