Two fascinating new online courses written by OTs for OTs have launched this year, by world-class training provider Sensory Integration Education (SIE). Here’s an overview of both courses…

Feeding is one of the most complex things we require our bodies to do because it involves every sensory system integrating information about our body and the world around us. Would you know how to recognise when sensory-based issues are impacting on your client’s feeding difficulties and which strategies to advise and which to avoid?

Supporting Individuals With Feeding Difficulties: Sensory Integration in Practice – A Multidisciplinary Perspective
This is a 10-hour online course comprising videos, presentations, interactive quizzes, worksheets and clinical discussions between your highly experienced and engaging trainers Laura and Louisa. Laura Osman is a Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist, Advanced Sensory Integration Therapist, Feeding Therapist and Teacher. Louisa Hargett is a Highly Specialist Occupational Therapist, Advanced Sensory Integration Therapist, Feeding Therapist and Teacher.

This course will provide you with a multidisciplinary perspective to understanding the complexity of feeding and will provide strategies that will inform therapeutic and educational planning to support children with feeding difficulties to improve their relationship with food. It is great value at £65, is CPD Accredited and includes free Affiliate Membership to SIE.

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Have you ever dreamed of designing your own Ayres’ _Sensory Integration (ASI) space? Ever wondered how you could make a rented room work for your SI therapy? What equipment would you need if you decided to offer mobile SI-informed therapy in schools, homes and workplaces? This new course from SIE has all the answers for you.

Designing Your Own ASI Space is an online course, packed with helpful and practice advice from Moyna Talcer – a Consultant Occupational Therapist with 20 years’ _clinical experience, both in NHS and private practice, and an Advanced Practitioner in Ayres’ Sensory Integration.

This course is a must-see if you are thinking of adding SI-informed therapy to your practice. It comprises 5 hours of content using slides with voice-over, captioned videos, worksheets, downloadable handouts and recommendations for further reading. All advice is linked back to the evidence base for ASI and maintaining fidelity for ASI interventions.

The course also includes a bonus video of an interview with Mike Brooke of Southpaw UK, who discusses the precise requirements of the different kinds of suspension equipment that are suitable for owned or hired spaces and for mobile therapists.

If you want to be guided through the decision making process about designing an ASI space or a mobile ASI therapy service, then this is the course for you. Priced at only £45, it is CPD Accredited and also includes free Affiliate Membership to SIE.

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For more information on these courses, as well as SIE’s university-accredited postgraduate SI Practitioner training, and live webinars on CPD topics, visit sensoryintegration.org.uk.

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