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



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 Master's of Science Degree in Sensory Integration.  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. (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.
     Participants: Occupational Therapists, Speech & Language Therapists and Physiotherapists only who have already passed SI Module 1.
     Length: 16 weeks, 24 hour access
    Hours: Online Content and contact with Mentors - 55hrs, Independent study (including assessment) 145 hrs, Total effort: 200 hrs
     Fee: Gold or Silver Member Fee: £899 (Instalment plan option)
    Bronze Member Fee: £1,198.37
     Director: Dr Sylvia Taylor-Goh, Director of Postgraduate Education 


    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.

    Where does SI Module 2 fit in the pathway?

    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.

    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.


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

    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.Students will review a journal article and then answer a series of online questions.

    Weighting: 20% of the module’s overall mark. It will be submitted by end of Friday in Week 16.

    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.

    What will SI Module 2 allow me to do?

    By the end of the SI Module 2 course, students will be able to synthesise, analyse and interpret assessment data and articulate clear reasoning related to their hypothesis of the sensory integration difficulty. The module will concentrate upon the key concepts of ASI, exploring the patterns of SI dysfunction, models of SI, principles and practice of assessment, clinical reasoning, synthesising the assessment data and the process of interpretation of assessment. Students will be supported to develop assessment and interpretation skills drawing on a range of assessment tools. The SIPT (Sensory Integration and Praxis Tests) and the incoming EASI (Evaluation in Ayres’ Sensory Integration) will continue to be utilised as key teaching tools in this module.

    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 1, prior to starting SI Module 2.

    See the full Entry Conditions here.

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

    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. 

    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.

    How to book

    Click on the link below for your preferred date and complete the booking form which will open in a new window. Bookings must be made in the name of the person completing 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.  Note: Participants taking our accredited postgraduate SI Modular Pathway courses will be bound by our partner University's Cheating and Plagiarism Policy and other relevant policies upon registering with the University.

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    Please note that booking will close 1 month prior to the start date.

    Can I reserve a place?

    We are unable to reserve places. 

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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.

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