Online SI Module 3: Intervention



The SI Module 3 course, accredited by the University of Ulster, 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 for 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)

SI Module 3 moves the clinician forward from assessment to be able to design, implement, record and evaluate sensory integration interventions which are individualised for each client. The online course will involve coaching and tips from expert clinicians, both local and international, on how to organise and use equipment as well as in the principles of a therapy session. The course is designed to fill the gap in other courses to train clinicians in the practical skills and activities of therapy as well as the principles behind therapy. Clinicians will understand and be able to apply the concepts around fidelity to treatment in formal ASI therapy, as well as understanding and be able to create appropriate intervention which is drawn from SI principles, but where fidelity to ASI is not practical or possible. This means that clinicians will be able to create appropriate treatment approaches across the range of clinical settings and client groups.

As part of Sensory Integration Education’s commitment to moving the field of SI Education and Training forward, SI Module 3 will include the clinicians planning and carrying out therapy under supervision, and this will be evaluated as part of the course.

You will need to have access to at least one client who would benefit from an Ayres Sensory Integration approach to intervention and for whom you can offer key aspects of SI management.

However, we believe that clinical experience is a wide area and we will encourage you to explore many different aspects of SI practice. Your logged clinical experience could, for example, include observing a qualified SI practitioner in their practice; administering and interpreting assessment data for clinical decision-making; training and supporting carers; or creating appropriate scaled goals for a client.

We will work with you to ensure that fulfilling the supervised clinical experience requirement is not a barrier to any clinician who wishes to achieve certification as a Sensory Integration practitioner. We look forward to exploring the creative ways in which ASI is expressed across different professions and different settings.

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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.

 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 Options: 

    Gold Member - Online SI Module route: £899    (Instalment plan option available)
    This option is for students who have previously passed the online SI Module 2 course.

    Gold Member Fee - Classroom SI Module 2/3 route. 
    Students who have previously completed the old classroom SI Module 2/3 are required to pass the online SI Module 3 course before starting the online SI Module 4 course:
    £199 for Online SI Module 3 plus £899 for online SI Module 4. (Instalment plan option available)

    Bronze Member Fee: £1,198.67
     Director: Dr Sylvia Taylor-Goh, Director of Postgraduate Education

    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.

    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?

    When you complete and pass SI Module 3, you will be able to provide SI interventions to people in a range of different settings and across the lifespan. You will be able to negotiate and set appropriate goals, which reflect both the client’s priorities and their sensory processing and integration needs. You will be able to select and scale appropriate outcome measures and to be able to use Fidelity tools where necessary. You will be able to evaluate the effectiveness of your interventions and to be able to explain how this relates to the underlying neurology and the current evidence base. With the experience of a supported and supervised block of SI therapy under your belt, you will be ready to assess and treat within an SI framework.

    By the end of SI Module 3, your knowledge and skills will cohere with those identified at practitioner level in the proposed ICEASI framework, and you will be entitled to use the title SI Practitioner.

    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. 

    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 downloadable transcripts of the course for offline study.
    • Gain clinical skills through the experience of working clinically within an ASI framework under appropriate clinical supervision.

    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.

    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: Google Chrome (latest version)
    • Mobile: Apple iOS 7 and later, Google Chrome (latest version) in Android OS 4.1 and later
    • Microsoft Word is required for the online SI Module 2, 3 and 4 courses. If you do not already have Microsoft Word, you will be able to download a free copy from Ulster University.
    • Although the course learning material can be viewed on an iPad or tablet, you will need access to a laptop or PC to complete the assessments.
    • Stable WiFi/Broadband access required to run the online course.
    • We recommend that you use the free Google Chrome browser to access the learning content and the assessments. You will not be able to view the content and assessments properly whilst using other browsers.
    • You will also need access to Microsoft Word to complete the assessments for SI Module 2, SI Module 3 and SI Module 4, but this can be downloaded free of charge from Ulster University.

      How to book

      Click on the link to the right 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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