The University of Southern California Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy together with Western Psychological Services presents this training program in sensory integration consisting of four 5-day courses.
Presented by eminent occupational therapists who are experts in Sensory Integration Theory and Practice, this four-course series offers the most thorough and practical sensory integration training in the world. It covers sensory integration theory, assessment, interpretation, and intervention. Based on scientific evidence and clinical reasoning, course content teaches participants how to apply sensory integration principles in multiple settings to treat various problems, including learning and behavior disorders, attention deficits, autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, and developmental delays.
Course 1:The Sensory Integration Perspective
This course provides in-depth information on the theoretical foundations of sensory integration, with emphasis on the role of sensory integration in development and its use in intervention.
Course 2: Specialized Techniques for Measuring Sensory Integration
This course trains participants to use and understand the Sensory Integration and Praxis Tests (SIPT) and other measures of sensory functioning. Participants learn to assess clients with various diagnoses and referring problems, using the SIPT as the “gold standard.”
Course 3: From Interpretation to Intervention
This course provides information necessary for interpreting standardized and nonstandardized assessment data, and for using this data to plan intervention strategies.
Course 4: Sensory Integration Intervention
This course provides clinical reasoning strategies for designing and implementing intervention using a sensory integration frame of reference.
Course I : The Sensory Integration Perspective
The “Perspective” course, provides both an overview of sensory integration and in-depth information on its theoretical foundations, basic science supporting the theory, and implications for practice. It examines the functional contributions of individual sensory systems, praxis, and their impact on everyday activities. This information is used to identify deviations from typical sensory integration and praxis abilities, and to provide insight into methods used in sensory integration intervention. Instructor for this course will be Erna Imperatore Blanche, Ph.D., OTR/L, FAOTA.
Following the course, participants will be able to:
- Identify the different sensory systems and their contributions to daily life
- Identify the basic principles of sensory integration
- List several sensory strategies that can be used at home, in school, and in the community to enhance function;
- Explain to clients the relationship of sensory integration to typical and atypical development;
- Describe the roles of the individual sensory systems in human activity;
- Discuss praxis and its role in performance and behavior;
- Relate the spectrum of sensory integrative functions to occupation.
Each participant must have access to reliable neuroanatomy references during the course.
When & Where
15th December Through 19th December, 2008
Hotel Tip Top Plaza, Thane
Last date for enrollment is on the 17th of June 2008. For more information on Course I, click here.
Course II: Specialized Techniques for Measuring Sensory Integration
The SIPT course provides in-depth training in using and understanding measures of sensory integration. Emphasis is placed on learning to administer the Sensory Integration and Praxis Tests (SIPT) and related measures and on making accurate clinical observations. These measures are discussed relative to the functions they assess, presenting problems, and appropriate intervention. Instructor for this course is Shay McAtee, MA, OTR/L.
Courses 2 and 3 are open to health care professionals wishing to learn how to evaluate sensory integration and praxis and how to interpret these findings based on research for the purpose of planning intervention.
Following this course, participants will be able to:
- Demonstrate basic competency in administering the Sensory Integration and Praxis Tests
- Identify a variety of tests and observations that can be applied in diverse settings to assess sensory integration
- Describe the functional implications of the abilities assessed by the SIPT and related measure
Participants must bring to the course a SIPT Kit, a SIPT Manual (Product No. W-260M), and a continuously running stopwatch with a 30- or 60-second face. Two participants may share one Kit during the course. All materials are available through Western Psychological Services.
A graduate level course in Statistics or Tests and Measurement is recommended.
When & Where
12th January, 2009 through 16th January, 2009.
Hotel Tip Top Plaza, Thane (tentative)
Last date for enrollment is on the 17th June, 2008. For more information on Course II, click here.