Module 5 provides the foundation knowledge and skills to evaluate ASI as an evidence-based method, or frame of reference for intervention.  The learner is introduced to the intervention principles of ASI and to the concept of “fidelity” to an intervention; specific instruction is provided about fidelity measures, in general, and to the appropriate use of the Ayres Sensory Integration Fidelity Measure (ASIFM). Videotaped segments of intervention are featured to clearly identify the difference between ASI and other treatment methods; to show the structure and process of the intervention, and the way that intervention is planned from assessment to formulating proximal outcomes that guide the selection of therapeutic activities, to reaching and measure distal participation-related outcomes; DDDM steps

DATE AND LOCATION:  You pick! Register for the course and start the lessons immediately. The convenient program allows you to work through the lessons at your own pace.  Click here to register.

WHO CAN TAKE THIS COURSE: Module 5 is open to open to health-care professionals with at least bachelor level equivalent college/university degrees in occupational therapy, speech pathology, physical therapy, psychology, and medicine. Module 5 is a prerequisite to Module 6. 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES. After the course, participants will be able to:

  • Apply clinical reasoning in the design and implementation of intervention for individuals with sensory integration difficulties or dysfunction

  • Link the hypothesis from assessment with therapeutic proximal goals toward meeting proximal, participation-related outcomes.

  • Use dynamic assessment while working with clients to refine the intervention during treatment

  • Name the process elements of the ASI Intervention Fidelity Measure 

  • Determine the way in which the process elements interact during a direct intervention session

  • Explain the relationship between the activities and the facilitation of adaptive responses;

  • Explain the importance of the client’s motivation and active involvement during the intervention;

  • Discuss the benefits and limitations of ASI intervention with a wide variety of diagnostic groups, ages, and types of difficulties;

  • Demonstrate the way in which sensory strategies are implemented in various contexts, including the home, school and the community.

REQUIREMENTS AND ASSIGNMENTS: Click here to view requirements and assignments for each CLASI module and the full CLASI Certificate in ASI program



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.  



Module 5 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 following AOTA CE Classification Code applies to M5: Occupational Therapy Practice.


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. 

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Cancellation Policy: There will be no cancellations/refunds offered after user has accessed the learning management system. In the case of emergencies, we will consider on a case by base basis. Please contact Katie Estrada at if you have any questions or concerns.