||The aim of this module is to enable you to understand the current neuroscience, and the relevant and emergent theories, concepts, and practices, related to Ayres’ Sensory Integration. You will be able to relate sensory processing to the underlying neurology and evidence base of sensory integration.
Occupational Therapists, Speech & Language Therapists and Physiotherapists. Psychologists registered with HCPC or medical doctors who have GMC registration (or the equivalent) can apply for SI Module 1 only.
Hours: Online Content and contact with Mentors - 55hrs, Independent study (including assessment) 245 hrs, Total effort: 300 hrs
|Fee:||Gold or Silver Member Fee: £849 (Instalment plan option)
Bronze Member Fee: £1,132
|Director:||Dr Sylvia Taylor-Goh|
The learning units include the neuroscience supporting the theory of sensory integration and an overview of all sensory systems. You will enhance your clinical reasoning skills and be able to draw on knowledge of sensory systems and sensory integration theory and research to support your clinical observations and interventions.
In addition, you will have your own E-Mentor who will support your individual learning needs with online groups offering peer learning support.
40% online, open book, multiple choice questions with a one hour time limit on the neuroscience of sensory processing from primary receptors to cortical interpretation.
Assessment period for Coursework 1: This assessment will be made available at the start of week 8 of the course. Once students log on to do the assessment they have an hour to complete. Students must have completed the assessment by the end of the 16th week from the start of the module.
60% Online clinical scenarios, across a range of client groups across the lifespan, are presented for critical evaluation, application of Ayres' sensory integration and evidence of current neuroscience knowledge and understanding and emerging clinical critical thinking.
This assessment involves answering a set of short answer questions on two clinical scenarios.
Scenario one: Students will select one scenario from four scenarios provided that relate to registration and modulation concepts within sensory integration.
Scenario two: Students will select one scenario from four scenarios provided that relate to posture and praxis.
Students can complete the assessment on scenarios one and two at any time within the given assessment period for coursework 2 (they will not need to complete both together in the same session). Once students log on to do each scenario, they have an hour to complete.
Assessment period for Coursework 2: This assessment will be made available at the start of week 10 of the course. Once students log on to do a clinical scenario, they have an hour to complete. Students do not need to complete both scenarios in the same session. Students must have completed the assessment (both scenarios) by the end of the 16th week from the start of the module.
Pass / Fail. As part of the assessment strategy in the School of Health Sciences, students will be expected to produce a short piece of work reflecting on the learning achieved and how this has impacted on their patient/client interaction (500 words).
This course is an introduction to Ayres’ Sensory Integration theory and practice. It is not an assessment or therapy course, and therefore you cannot refer to yourself as a Sensory Integration Practitioner.
However, subject to successful completion of the course’s assessment, as validated through Ulster University, you are able to generate hypotheses as to sensory system involvement, consider the impact on the person’s participation in life, and to consider strategies that would, and would not, be helpful in reducing participation barriers.
A Sensory Integration Practitioner’s judgement would be considered essential to confirm/negate your hypotheses and should be sought through mentoring or supervision, in line with best practice.
A Sensory Integration Practitioner must complete and pass:
A Sensory Integration Advanced Practitioner must complete and pass:
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. However medical doctors and psychologists registered with HCPC or have GMC registration (or the equivalent) can apply for SI Module 1 only. Applicants from other backgrounds will need to be assessed on an individual basis by our Education Panel to ensure that they have the appropriate knowledge and understanding required for SI Module 1.
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