Certificate in Ayres Sensory Integration (CASI)

This certification program is being run in partnership with Kickstart Kids Therapy

With many decades of experience in continuing education in ASI, the leaders at CLASI have developed the Certificate in Ayres Sensory Integration (CASI) with an emphasis on optimal learning methods for the various types of content. The result is a six module hybrid program which provides the convenience of self-paced, online learning with onsite learning for hands-on concepts that are enhanced through mentored experiences and feedback.

Upon completion of the program, learners will critique, analyse, and use advanced theoretical-practical tools of assessment and intervention for best practice using ASI Theory and Practice.​

COVID-19 Update

While we’d love to run the live modules in person (Modules 3 and 6), COVID-19 restrictions will dictate the possibilities. If we aren’t able to use a live venue for these modules, they will be run as virtual synchronous modules through an online platform. Applicants will be informed of the details closer to the dates

Enrolment Limits

Modules 3 and 6 will initially have a 35 person capacity as a COVID-19 safety precaution. Any registrations after this number will be placed on a wait list pending an available slot.

Dietary Requirements

For modules 3 and 6, please add your dietary requirements during the checkout process or via email. For the Sydney enrollment, when you view your cart, you will find a section to add this information right below the ‘enter a promo code’ option. For the Brisbane enrollment via PayPal, you can add dietary information as a message to the seller.

Questions?

We’d love to hear from you if you are considering enrolling in CASI. Feel free to drop us an email: courses@sensoryenterprises.com.au

Follow the ASI Education Roadmap to Certification

Modules 1 to 6 will give you ICEASI Level 2 Practitioner status. You can assess your APEL to see where you hop on.

Module 1 (Online)

AYRES SENSORY INTEGRATION (ASI) THEORY

Module 1 is a research-based series of lessons that provide a foundation in ASI theory including neuroscience. COST $400

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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 with a theoretical basis for the application of the theory of sensory integration for clinical practice.

The focus of the first module will be on the theory of sensory integration, the central nervous system, the neuroscience of sensory systems, modulation, praxis, and the principles of evaluation and intervention in sensory integration. This online module provides 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.

ONLINE MODULE

Register for the online module and start the lessons immediately. The convenient program allows you to work through the lessons at your own pace.

WHO CAN TAKE THIS COURSE

Module 1 is open to all who wish to learn about ASI theory.

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 correlations

  • Describe the neurological structures and their functions involved in the process of sensory integration

  • Describe the relationship between sensory integration and participation in everyday activities and occupations

  • Describe the functional implications and occupational factors in relation to changes of sensory impairments;

  • Discuss the praxis and its role in performance and behavior​

COURSE INSTRUCTOR

Susanne Smith Roley OTD, OTR/L, FAOTA is an occupational therapist with more than 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. 

ONLINE FORMAT

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 one year from the date of purchase, allowing you to return to the content to review and refine your understanding.

Brisbane

Online

You can also pay by direct deposit.

Sydney

Online

Module 2 (Online)

COMPREHENSIVE ASSESSMENT OF ASI

Module 2 introduces the learner to information on direct and indirect assessments including the Sensory Integration and Praxis Tests (SIPT) and the Evaluation in Ayres Sensory Integration (EASI.) COST $400

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COMPREHENSIVE ASSESSMENT IN ASI

Module 2 is a set of 20 lessons aimed at introducing and orienting the learner to the scope of comprehensive assessment in ASI, including specific methods for assessing core sensory integrative functions and planning intervention when applying the ASI framework. Learners are introduced to information on direct and indirect assessments, including the Evaluation in Ayres Sensory Integration (EASI) (Mailloux, Parham & Smith Roley, 2016, in process) and the Sensory Integration and Praxis Tests (SIPT.)

ONLINE MODULE

Register for the online module and start the lessons immediately. The convenient program allows you to work through the lessons at your own pace.

WHO CAN TAKE THIS COURSE

Module 2 is open to healthcare professionals with at least a bachelor level equivalent college/university degree in occupational therapy, speech pathology, physical therapy, psychology, or medicine. Module 2 is a prerequisite to Module 3. 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

After the course, participants will be able to:

  • Determine an assessment plan for a client

  • Determine the evaluations appropriate to assess ASI constructs in all areas

  • Analyze the psychometric strength of the evaluations

  • Reliably administer the EASI, SIPT, and SPM

  • Understand the constructs tested by sensory related measures

  • Design clinical observations of sensory integration constructs when standardized measures are not possible

  • Demonstrate competence in the application of clinical observations based on ASI

  • Identify whether an evaluation report meets the standard for structural elements on ASI Intervention Fidelity Measure​

COURSE INSTRUCTOR

Zoe Mailloux, OTD, OTR/L, FAOTA is a founding partner, alongside Susanne Smith Roley, of the Collaborative for Leadership in Ayres Sensory Integration (CLASI). She has participated in test development and clinical research related to sensory integrative dysfunction and autism and she was a research assistant to Dr. A. Jean Ayres from 1978 to 1984 during which time she was involved in many clinical and research projects with Dr. Ayres. Zoe has more than 30 years of experience in non-profit management and she is currently an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy, Jefferson School of Health Professions at Thomas Jefferson University.  She is also in private practice and consults on a variety of projects including program and professional development. Zoe has published numerous journal articles and textbook chapters and has received a number of professional awards, including being named a fellow of AOTA in 1993. She also received an award of excellence from the Autism Research Foundation, the Wilma West Lectureship at the University of Southern California and the A. Jean Ayres Award and the Virginia Scardina Award of Excellence from the American Occupational Therapy Foundation.  Zoe is interested in innovative practice that will enhance life satisfaction in new and effective ways for children and their families.

CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS

Module 2 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.

ONLINE FORMAT

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 one year from the date of purchase, allowing you to return to the content to review and refine your understanding.

Brisbane

Online

Or pay by direct deposit.

Sydney

Online

Module 3 (Onsite)

COMPREHENSIVE ASSESSMENT IN ASI

Module 3 is a hands-on practical review of all aspects of sensory integration and praxis with a variety of assessments including administration and scoring of the assessments from Module 2. COST $2200

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HANDS-ON COMPREHENSIVE ASSESSMENT IN AYRES SENSORY INTEGRATION

This module provides hands on practice and review of all aspects of sensory integration and praxis with a variety of assessments that were introduced in Module 2. During the onsite Module 3, participants will have an opportunity to clarify any questions they have about the information presented in the online instruction, practice assessment administration and scoring with peers and, when possible, practice the assessments with children brought into the course. 

*Module 2 is a prerequisite to Module 3.

WHO CAN TAKE THIS COURSE

Module 3 is open to healthcare professionals with at least a bachelor level equivalent college/university degree in occupational therapy, speech pathology, physical therapy, psychology, or medicine. 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

After the course, participants will be able to:

  • Determine an assessment plan for a client

  • Determine the evaluations appropriate to assess ASI constructs in all areas

  • Analyze the psychometric strength of the evaluations

  • Reliably administer the EASI, SIPT, and SPM

  • Understand the constructs tested by sensory related measures

  • Design clinical observations of sensory integration constructs when standardized measures are not possible

  • Demonstrate competence in the application of clinical observations based on ASI

  • Identify whether an evaluation report meets the standard for structural elements on ASI Intervention Fidelity Measure​

CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS

Module 3 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 M3: Occupational Therapy Practice.

Brisbane

Location: TBC
Date October 15th – 18th 2021

Or pay by direct deposit.

Sydney

Location: TBC
Date: April 23rd – 25th 2021

Module 4 (Online)

CLINICAL REASONING USING ASI

In Module 4 research is used to guide the interpretation of the assessment data, linking findings to participation strengths and challenges to guide intervention and planning. COST $400

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CLINICAL REASONING USING ASI

Module 4 provides information on using research to guide the interpretation of assessment data, linking findings to participation strengths and challenges, and guiding intervention planning. Participants prepare a case study for analysis.

ONLINE MODULE

Register for the online module and start the lessons immediately. The convenient program allows you to work through the lessons at your own pace.

WHO CAN TAKE THIS COURSE

Module 4 is open to healthcare professionals with at least a bachelor level equivalent college/university degree in occupational therapy, speech pathology, physical therapy, psychology, or medicine. Module 4 is a prerequisite to Modules 5 and 6. 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

After the course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the patterns of sensory integration function and dysfunction

  • Analyze and interpret assessment results according to the patterns of SI function and dysfunction

  • Relate the data obtained through the application of the instruments with the difficulties of occupational performance of the individual

  • Identify client-centered goals and objectives from presenting concerns linked to the interpretation

  • Create the intervention plan based on the evaluation performed

  • Determine how the intervention will be conducted, as well as various contexts for children identified with sensory dysfunction​

COURSE INSTRUCTOR

Zoe Mailloux, OTD, OTR/L, FAOTA is a founding partner, alongside Susanne Smith Roley, of the Collaborative for Leadership in Ayres Sensory Integration (CLASI). She has participated in test development and clinical research related to sensory integrative dysfunction and autism and she was a research assistant to Dr. A. Jean Ayres from 1978 to 1984 during which time she was involved in many clinical and research projects with Dr. Ayres. Zoe has more than 30 years of experience in non-profit management and she is currently an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy, Jefferson School of Health Professions at Thomas Jefferson University.  She is also in private practice and consults on a variety of projects including program and professional development. Zoe has published numerous journal articles and textbook chapters and has received a number of professional awards, including being named a fellow of AOTA in 1993. She also received an award of excellence from the Autism Research Foundation, the Wilma West Lectureship at the University of Southern California and the A. Jean Ayres Award and the Virginia Scardina Award of Excellence from the American Occupational Therapy Foundation.  Zoe is interested in innovative practice that will enhance life satisfaction in new and effective ways for children and their families.

CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS

Module 4 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 M4: Occupational Therapy Practice.

ONLINE FORMAT

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 one year from the date of purchase, allowing you to return to the content to review and refine your understanding.

Brisbane

Online

Or pay by direct deposit.

Sydney

Online

Module 5 (Online)

EVIDENCE-BASED ASI INTERVENTION INCLUDING FIDELITY TO INTERVENTION

Module 5 introduces research and manualised methods of ASI intervention including the Fidelity Measure - assisting researchers and clinicians to reflect on practice, correctly distinguishing ASI intervention from other approaches. COST $400

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EVIDENCE-BASED ASI INTERVENTION INCLUDING FIDELITY TO INTERVENTION

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 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 and to show the structure and process of the intervention. Module 5 also focuses on intervention planning from assessment, formulating the proximal outcomes that guide the selection of therapeutic activities, and reaching and measuring distal participation-related outcomes. 

ONLINE MODULE

Register for the online module and start the lessons immediately. The convenient program allows you to work through the lessons at your own pace.

WHO CAN TAKE THIS COURSE

Module 5 is open to open to healthcare professionals with at least a bachelor level equivalent college/university degree in occupational therapy, speech pathology, physical therapy, psychology, or 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.​

COURSE INSTRUCTOR

Susanne Smith Roley OTD, OTR/L, FAOTA is an occupational therapist with more than 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 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. 

ONLINE FORMAT

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 one year from the date of purchase, allowing you to return to the content to review and refine your understanding.

Brisbane

Online

Or pay by direct deposit.

Sydney

Online

Module 6 (Onsite)

EVIDENCE-BASED ASI INTERVENTION HANDS-ON PRACTICE AND REVIEW

Module 6 provides the opportunity for therapists to observe experts in ASI intervention strategies working with clients in an ASI clinic setting. Includes small group work on own case studies. COST $2200

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EVIDENCE-BASED ASI INTERVENTION HANDS-ON PRACTICE AND REVIEW

Module 6 provides the opportunity for therapists to observe experts in ASI intervention strategies work with children in a clinic which meets the criteria outlined in the Fidelity Measure. Participants bring a completed case to the course for analysis in small group and whole group discussions including interpretation of assessment findings, identified outcomes, and intervention strategies, design, and refinement of the fidelity to the ASI intervention principles.

WHO CAN TAKE THIS COURSE

Module 6 is open to occupational therapists (OT), physical therapists (PT), and speech and language pathologists (SLP). Modules 1-5 are prerequisite to M6. 

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 ways 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 community.​

CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS

Module 6 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 M6: Occupational Therapy Practice.

Brisbane

Location: TBC
Date: April 28th – May 1st 2022

Or pay by direct deposit.

Sydney

Location: TBC
Date: September 10th – 13th 2021

Full Course Package

ALL SIX MODULES INCLUDED

If you would like to complete the full course instead of individual modules, enroll in this option. COST $5800

Brisbane

Or pay by direct deposit.

Sydney