Setting the Scene
- Explore and consider Ayres' sensory integration and its application with
adolescents, adults and older adults
- Consider evidence from Ayres' sensory integration and neuroscience.
- We will do this using clients stories and case study.
- What's different? What's the same? - Working across the ages with Ayres SI
Consider and explore different presentations:
- Stages of presentation
- Referral reasons
- Commissioning service drivers
Using video and case study, we will present a range of assessment methods
used within these different clinical populations including:
- Use of standardised and norm referenced assessment tools from SI and
- Clinical observations from Ayres' SI
- Unstructured observations
- Importance of interview and narrative alongside client psycho-education.
- Whilst emphasising clinical reasoning based in Ayres' SI, we will present and
explore how to combine and use Ayres' SI alongside other psychological
approaches exploring the supporting neuroscience - defining the differences and
Why SI and how do we know it can make a difference?
We will make clear links to occupation, function and participation, in considering
how to measure the impact of Ayres' SI interventions within this client population.
Using case study and research we will explore the selection of outcome measures
and how to use the results to:
- Motivate clients and maintain therapeutic engagement
- Educate and influence others in the multidisciplinary team
- Drive service delivery and design SI.
- This will be done with reference to WHO, European Healthcare Delivery Directives
and Fidelity to Ayres' SI.
Using case studies and video we will consider environmental affordances across a
range of treatment settings - from hospital or home
We will present and explore equipment restrictions and opportunities with these
settings and across the ages from adolescents to adults and older adults,
considering possibilities to be found in community resources.
You will consider and plan how to action and implement your learning over the last
2 day into clinical practice.