M1 AYRES SENSORY INTEGRATION THEORY
The latest advancements in neuroscience support the application of the theory of sensory integration as an approach to dealing with children, adolescents, adults and older adults. This module will provide the therapists a theoretical basis for the application of the theory of sensory integration for the clinical practice.
The trainings for the first module will provide a study to the theory of sensory integration, to the central nervous system, the neuroscience of sensory systems, modulation, the praxis and the principles of the evaluation and intervention in sensory integration. This online module provide in-depth lectures accompanied by supplemental videos and assignments to enhance your experience.
We strongly advise that prior to starting that you familiarize yourself with the seminal texts such as Ayres (2005) Sensory Integration and the Child, available through www.wpspublish.org. Click here to view the required and suggested readings.
*Module 1 is a prerequisite to all other modules.
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LEARNING OBJECTIVES. After the course, participants will be able to:
- Define scientific theory, model and frame of reference
- Recognize core principles and concepts of Ayres Sensory Integration® Theory
- Describe the common patterns of sensory integration dysfunction and their proposed neural correlates.
- Describe the neurological structures and their functions involved in the process of sensory integration;
- Describe the relationship between sensory integration, and participation in every-day activities and occupations
- Describe the functional implications and occupational factors on the basis of the changes of sensory impairments;
- Discuss the praxis and its role in performance and behavior
Susanne Smith Roley OTD, OTR/L, FAOTA is an occupational therapist with over 30 years of experience in pediatrics. She obtained her BS in OT at Indiana University, her MS in Allied Health Sciences at Boston University and her OTD at University of Southern California. She is in private practice in Orange County in Southern California and co-founder of the Collaborative for Leadership in Ayres Sensory Integration (CLASI). Susanne was on the original faculty of the Center for the Study of Sensory Integrative Dysfunction (CSSID0 started by Dr. Ayres, subsequently known as Sensory Integration International (SII). She was a course originator of the Sensory Integration Certification Program sponsored by USC/WPS and its Program Director for 14 years through the University of Southern California Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy. She is a past chair of the Commission on Practice and the Sensory Integration Special Interest Section for AOTA; and a contributing author of the Occupational Therapy Practice Framework: Domain and Process, 2002 and 2nd Edition.
She is an internationally recognized author and lecturer on the theory and application of sensory integration. She is co-editor of numerous chapters, articles, and the books, Understanding the Nature of Sensory Integration with Diverse Populations and Sensory Integration: Applying Clinical Reasoning to Diverse Populations. She is a fellow of the AOTA and recipient of the AOTF Virginia Scardina Award of Excellence and the AOTF A. Jean Ayres Award.
CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS
Module 1 will provide 30 hours of training including the assignments. CLASI is an approved provider of continuing education units (CEU) by the American Occupational Therapy Association.
The online platform guides you through the lessons, supplemental videos and assignments. The user friendly system allows you to create your own account to manage all of your modules. You must have internet access that allows streaming to complete the lessons. Online lessons are available for 1 year from the date of purchase, allowing you to return to the content to review and refine your understanding.