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SI Network Newsletter 1st January 2017
Squeeze yourself into the New YearJanuary is traditionally a time for trying to squeeze back into pre-Christmas clothes and planning for the year ahead. This month we are focusing on proprioception (the sensory system associated with heavy work through the joints and muscles) and continuous professional development.
Our Editor’s picks of the month contain lots of great ideas to tempt you to try something new or to remind you of something you haven't used in a while. The news stories have been selected to inspire you to want to further develop your own knowledge base and seek out new training and development opportunities over the next 12 months and beyond. Good luck with those resolutions!
SI Network News
Congratulations to all the SI Network students who recently received awards at the Ulster University Winter Graduation Ceremony.
Well done Fiona Taylor (Advanced OT and SI Practitioner) and colleagues, Emma Lashbrook, Laura Stone and Kirsty Smillie on your interesting practice-based article on SI strategies with adults that was published in the November 2016 issue of the OT News.
Advanced Practitioner and E Mentor, Jane Woodburn tells us all about her busy life and explains why she loves ultra-running!
Some amazing therapist to aspire to!
Important to remember the impact music can have on movement.
101 activities to teach children how to move their bodies through play.
A book full of activities and ideas to support setting up the ideal sensory circuit in a school, therapy setting or even at home.
Date: 9-10 February 2017
Fee: £370. Payment plan available.
Date: 7-8 March 2017
Fee: £380. Payment plan available.
Is It Sensory or Is It Behaviour? Changing Behaviours to Improve Functional Performance and ParticipationThis course will delve into the confusing and challenging behaviors that children and adults often demonstrate; addressing the question Is it sensory or is it behaviour?
Date: 9-10 March 2017
Fee: £380. Payment plan available.
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A great video to support families and carers understand the proprioceptive system and some ideas to support effective regulation.
Pinterest has 100’s of ideas for heavy work activities for all ages, a favourite this month is mop painting, great to support the activation of the muscles and joints in the upper body.
Steinberg, N et al (2016) Journal of Sports Sciences, 34 (15), p1430.
Don’t want to spoil the ending, but some interesting correlations were found!
Doumas, M. et al (2016) Journal Of Autism And Developmental Disorders, 46 (3), p. 853-61.
Looks at the effects of proprioceptive processing in postural control in people with ASD.
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