Ayres' Sensory Integration Therapy 

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Online SI Module 2: Clinical Reasoning in Sensory Integration - Assessment



Overview

The online SI Module 2 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. 20 credits
 Summary: SI Module 2 focuses on giving the student the tools and knowledge to assess using the Ayres’ Sensory Integration framework. Students will explore the patterns of sensory integration dysfunction, sensory integration models and the principles and practice of assessment. Students will develop clinical reasoning skills and the ability to synthesise assessment information as relevant to sensory integration. By the end of the module, students will be able to plan an intervention from synthesising case history and assessment data.
     Audience: Occupational Therapists, Speech & Language Therapists and Physiotherapists only who have already passed SI Module 1.
     Length: 16 weeks
    Hours: Online Content and contact with Mentors - 55hrs, Independent study (including assessment) 145 hrs, Total effort: 200 hrs
     Fee: Gold or Silver Member Fee: £849 (Instalment plan option)
    Bronze Member Fee: £1,132
     Director: Dr Sylvia Taylor-Goh – Speech and Language Therapist. 

    Overview

    The SI Module 2 course, accredited by Ulster University, is the second part of the modular pathway which also offers the opportunity to work towards a Postgraduate Certificate, Diploma and Masters in Sensory Integration.

    Objectives

    Students will:

    • Develop an in-depth understanding of the key concepts of Ayres’ Sensory Integration.
    • Be knowledgeable about patterns of sensory integration dysfunction underpinned by current research.
    • Be familiar with a range of models related to Ayres’ Sensory Integration theory and practice.
    • Understand the principles of assessment and the skills required for Ayres Sensory Integration assessment.
    • Will enhance their clinical reasoning skills and their ability to synthesise assessment data, with a view to interpreting complex information gained from this assessment process.

    Student Learning

    Students will:

    • Learn online through multi-media methods. 
    • Be fully supported throughout SI Module 2 by a team of Advanced Practitioner e-mentors, who will engage with the students online, facilitating their clinical development through a range of methods. 
    • Have access to Ulster University’s library online. 
    • Have an online ‘coffee shop’ forum in order to also meet and chat to other students on this module. 
    • Have access to a downloadable module manual.
    • Be encouraged to start gaining clinical skills through the experience of working clinically within an ASI framework under appropriate clinical supervision. 
    By the end of the next module, 30 such clinical hours need to be evidenced. it is recommended that ten such hours are experienced during the module, and before Module 3 is started.

    Hours:

    • Online Content and contact with Mentors - 55 hrs
    • Independent study (including assessment) 145 hrs
    • Total effort: 200 hrs

    How does SI Module 2 fit in with other modules on the Pathway?

    Recent advances in neuroscience support the application of the theory of Sensory Integration (SI) as a treatment approach with children, adolescents, adults and with older adults. This module builds on the theory of SI, the principles of sensory integration assessments and the use of clinical reasoning to apply theory to practice in the context of specific client groups.

    Assessment information

    The assessment will be in three parts.

    Assessment 1: This will require the student to engage with online literature searching, identification of key papers and an evaluation of their contribution to the field. This will be submitted online halfway through the module, in order to help the student organise their knowledge base as a key component of clinical reasoning in Ayres' Sensory Integration.

    Weighting: 20% of the module’s overall mark. It will be submitted by end of Monday in Week 7.

    Assessment 2: Students will be given access to all case study material pertaining to this assessment online. This assessment will require the student to identify, interpret, and synthesise accurately video material and raw assessment data, to identify strengths and barriers, generating appropriate clinical hypotheses, and consider plan of action going forward for that person and significant others.

    Weighting: 80% of the module’s overall mark. It will be submitted by end of Friday in Week 16.

    Assessment 3: Reflection -you will produce a short piece of work reflecting on your learning and how this has impacted on your professional practice. This is Pass/Fail.

    Weighting: it has no contributing mark. It will be submitted by end of Friday in Week 16.

    Subject to change.

    Audience

    Qualified occupational therapists, speech & language therapists and physiotherapists who have previously completed SI Module 1. Participants should have passed the SI Module 1 assessment prior to registering for SI Module 2. 

    Do I need to provide evidence of competence in English language?

    Yes. If English is not your first language, you will need to complete this form when registering for a Modular Pathway course.  If you do not meet the minimum English requirement, you cannot complete this course.

    Which modules do I need to take to practise sensory integration therapy?

    A Sensory Integration Practitioner must complete and pass:

    • SI Module 1: Foundations and Neuroscience
    • SI Module 2: Clinical Reasoning in Sensory Integration - Assessment
    • SI Module 3: From Assessment to Intervention

    A Sensory Integration Advanced Practitioner must complete and pass:

    • SI Module 1: Foundations and Neuroscience
    • SI Module 2: Clinical Reasoning in Sensory Integration - Assessment
    • SI Module 3: From Assessment to Intervention
    • SI Module 4: Advanced Treatment

    Technology requirements

    This is an online course. You cannot download this course. You cannot access it without being connected to Wi-Fi/Broadband.
    • Windows: Google Chrome (latest version)
    • Mac: Safari 7 and later, Google Chrome (latest version)
    • Mobile: Safari in Apple iOS 7 and later, Google Chrome (latest version) in Android OS 4.1 and later
    • Stable WiFi/Broadband access required to run the online course.

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    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.

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