(0222) SI Module 2/3: Block 1: 9th - 13th October 2017 and Block 2: 8th - 12th January 2018 - Birmingham, UK
The SI Module 2/3 course, accredited by Ulster University, is the second part of the modular pathway which also offers the opportunity to work towards a Post Graduate Diploma or Masters in Sensory Integration. This course is open to Occupational Therapists, Speech & Language Therapists and Physiotherapists only. This course consists of 2 Blocks both of which need to be attended to complete the course.
This course aims to develop the participants’ skills in evaluation and clinical reasoning based on a sensory integration framework. It builds on the theory of Sensory Integration from the SI Module 1 course to enable participants to use this knowledge in the evaluation and clinical reasoning process in the context of their specific client group. Interpretation of this information is promoted through analysis and clinical reasoning enabling goal-setting and intervention planning and consideration of the research evidence as applied to diverse populations.
A comprehensive evaluation requires a broad spectrum of information obtained through clinical observation, questionnaires, interviews, and standardised assessment. Interpretation of this information is promoted through analysis and clinical reasoning.
This course comprises modules 2/3 delivered over 2 teaching blocks.
- This block builds on the theory of SI and the administration and application of praxis and modulation assessments.
- Comprehensive assessment includes the ability to use a broad spectrum of information obtained through clinical observation, questionnaires, interviews, and standardised assessment, including the Sensory Integration and Praxis Tests, developed and standardised by Ayres.
- Students will work in groups of 2 or 3 with the support of the lecturers in order to gain proficiency in administering the SIPT, Clinical Observations and other assessments.
- Between Block 1 and 2 there is a requirement to practise administering the assessments and prepare a case study. You will be given 3 test administrations with the recommendation that you practice on the minimum of 2 typical children or adults and 1 atypical case study that you will bring for discussion during Block 2. Prior to Block 2 you will have scored and inputted the test results for your case study and you will bring the computer test results for presentation with your case study during the second block. You may also consider bringing a video to support your case discussion. It is your responsibility to ensure that you have the permission of the client or client’s parent/carer.
- This block aims to further develop the participants’ skills in assessment interpretation and clinical reasoning based on a sensory integration framework across the lifespan.
- Interpretation of this information is promoted through analysis and clinical reasoning enabling goal-setting and intervention planning.
- Case analysis of students’ cases will form the basis for the interpretation part of the course.
- Assessment will be by submission of the assignment and a reflection piece.
- Each participant will be provided with a participant’s handbook for Block 1 and Block 2 which will support you in considering the assessment and interpretation process for all aspects of Sensory processing dysfunction, including modulation and praxis.
- The delivery will be in the form of lectures, workshops, where test administration will be practised and self-directed learning through video.
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