Online SI Module 3: From Assessment to Intervention



The SI Module 3 course, accredited by Ulster University, is the third part of the modular pathway which also offers the opportunity to achieve a Postgraduate Certificate, and work towards a Postgraduate Diploma and Masters 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: The SI Module 3 will take the student forward from the interpretive skills they acquired in SI Module 2, to engage with goal setting and SI interventions across the lifespan. They will develop the skills for both evaluating the effectiveness of their own intervention/s, while also able to evaluate the evidence base for interventions from current research. Frameworks for evaluating the fidelity of the complex intervention that is Ayres' SI will also be embedded.
     Participants: Occupational Therapists, Speech & Language Therapists and Physiotherapists only who have passed SI Module 2.
     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: £1,198.67
     Director: Dr Sylvia Taylor-Goh, Director of Postgraduate Education


    Students will:

    • Be able to set appropriate goals arising from accurate clinical interpretation of case history and assessment data.
    • Select, plan, and justify appropriate SI interventions, as applicable across the lifespan, including the selection of appropriate outcome measures and the use of Fidelity tools.
    • Evaluate the effectiveness of their interventions, with appropriate rationale provided from their knowledge of the relevant evidence base.

    Where does SI Module 3 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 3 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.
    • Gain clinical skills through the experience of working clinically within an ASI framework under appropriate clinical supervision.


    • Online learning - 55 hrs
    • Independent study (including assessment) 145 hrs
    • Total effort: 200 hrs

    Assessment information

    Assessment 1: 30 hours of Sensory Integration Practice (Pass/Fail).

    Weighting: it has no contributing mark.

    Assessment 2: Written case study supported by video material

    Weighting: 100%

    Assessment 3: Reflection (Pass/Fail)

    Subject to change.

    What will SI Module 3 allow me to do?

    By the end of SI Module 3, students will be able to provide SI interventions with people in a range of different settings and across the lifespan.

    The module will take the students on from the assessment and interpretation skills acquired in module two and will teach them goal setting, as well as SI interventions and skills for evaluating the effectiveness of intervention.

    Throughout Modules 2 and 3, students will become conversant with how to evaluate the evidence.  Students will have knowledge of and familiarity with the Fidelity Measure (Parham et al, 2011) and this will underpin the teaching on all modules on the pathway. Students completing these modules will therefore be supported to develop clinical reasoning skills that they can justify using the most current evidence base for SI; they will be able to articulate where sensory integration is explained through theory and where it is supported by research and underpinning neuroscience.

    By the end of Module 3, students’ knowledge and skills, as an SI Practitioner, will cohere with those identified at practitioner level in the proposed ICEASI framework.

    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 2, prior to starting SI Module 3.

    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.

    Are there any places left?

    Click the course link below to check place availability.

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

    Can I reserve a place?

    We are unable to reserve places. 

    How will we contact you?

    Immediately after booking your course place you will receive a confirmation email from us containing important course information.  If you do not receive this email please check your spam/junk email folder first and then contact us. 

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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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