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.
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 1: 30 hours of Sensory Integration Practice (Pass/Fail).
Weighting: it has no contributing mark.
Assessment 2: Written case study supported by video material
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?
A 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.
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.
This is an online course. You cannot download this course. You cannot access it without being connected to Wi-Fi/Broadband.
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