(617) 969-4410 ext. 231
Course level: Intermediate to Advanced
Target Audience: Occupational therapists, OT assistants, physical therapists, PT assistants, speech and language pathologists with a background in sensory integration theory.
Domain: Performance Skills
Contact hours: This course is worth a total of 24 contact hours, or 2.4 AOTA CEUs.
Exam and Self-Study: 2.0 contact hours / .2 AOTA CEUs
SIPT Self-Study and Practice Administrations: 15 contact hours / 1.5 AOTA CEUs
Participants can earn a total of 41 contact hours or 4.1 AOTA CEUs from this course.
Course Completion Requirements: To receive contact hours or CEUs for this course you must attend and participate in the course activities.
Participants wishing to receive credit towards a certificate of completion for the Program of Essential Competencies in Sensory Integration MUST complete the accompanying competency exam following the course.
Occupational Therapy Practitioners/ Occupational Therapy Assistants: The Spiral Foundation is an Approved Provider of continuing Education for occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants by the American Occupational Therapy Association. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.
ADA/Section 504: If you require special accommodations, please contact us at the address above.
The Program of Essential Competencies in Sensory Integration (PECSI) will be returning for its second year starting in February 2017. The Spiral Foundation began offering this five course series in 2016 in response to the dissolution of the WPS/USC SI certification program. This five course program is designed to provide clinicians with a solid foundation of skills to understand, evaluate, and treat sensory integration difficulties. This program includes courses on sensory integration theory, clinical assessment, test administration, interpretation of patterns of sensory integration dysfunction and sensory integration intervention.
In the interest of convenience and accessibility participants have the option to take courses 1, 2, and 5 either live or online. Online courses are available as streamed videos that participants have free access to for the duration of the course. Courses 3 and 4, which address the administration and interpretation of the SIPT tests, must be attended in person.
Participants of both live and on-line formats will complete competency tests after each course segment to reinforce and assure learning of material. Participants who complete all five courses will receive a certificate of completion for the program.
Essentials of Administration of Sensory Integration Assessments is the third course in this series. Learn more about the program here.
This course is Part Three of the five part Program of Essential Competencies in Sensory Integration. Learn more about the program HERE.
This course, building on Course 2, will introduce participants to standardized assessments of sensory integration functioning. Participants will learn how to administer the Sensory Integration and Praxis Tests as well as Ayres Clinical Observations. The course format, a combination of lecture, hands on instruction and practice, and small group discussion allows opportunities for practical learning and individualized feedback on assessment techniques.
By the end of this course participants will be able to:
About the Speaker: Susan Curtis, MS, OTR/L is a staff occupational therapist at OTA The Koomar Center and South Shore Therapies. She has extensive experience in sensory integration evaluations and intervention. Over her career she has worked in a wide variety of settings with children from birth through adolescence. Susan also possesses specialized training for with infants and children with feeding issues. She has been an instructor of the Sensory Integration and Praxis Tests administration course for over 20 years for both Sensory Integration International and the USC/WPS Program and is also a provider for the Therapeutic Listening Program.
Prerequisites: This course is limited to occupational and physical therapy participants who have completed Courses 1 and 2 of this series, or who have completed course 1 of the WPS/USC SIPT courses and Course 2 of this series. All participants must bring with them the SIPT test manual, a stopwatch (NOT on a cell phone) and every two participants must have bring a SIPT test kit. Participants may also wish to bring highlighters.
Early Bird (register by April 17): $575
Standard (register after April 17): $600
Register Now!Cancellation Policy: No refunds except in the event the course is cancelled by Spiral. Please see here towards the bottom of the page for the Spiral Foundation's complete policy regarding cancellations and refunds. For questions, contact us at email@example.com or 617-969-4410 ext 231.
Day 1 Course Schedule:
8:00 – 8:30 Registration
8:30 – 9:00 Introduction to course
9:00 – 9:45 Design Copying (DC) administration
9:45 – 10:30 Design Copying scoring
10:30 – 10:45 Break
10:45 – 12:00 Design Copying scoring continued
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch
1:00 – 1:30 Design Copying scoring continued
1:30 – 2:30 Space Visualization (SV)
2:30 – 3:15 Figure Ground Perception (FG)
3:15 – 3:30 Break
3:30 – 4:15 Motor Accuracy Test (MAC)
4:15 – 5:30 Ayres Clinical Observations
*** Homework – Design Copying #1
8:00 – 9:00 Review of Design Copying #1 homework
9:00 – 10:15 Constructional Praxis (CPr) administration
10:15 – 10:30 Break
10:30 – 12:00 Constructional Praxis Part I scoring
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch
1:00 – 2:15 Constructional Praxis Part II scoring
2:15 – 3:00 Postural Praxis (PPr)
3:00 – 3:15 Break
3:15 – 4:00 Bilateral Motor Coordination (BMC)
4:00 – 4:30 Sequencing Praxis (SPr)
4:30 – 5:00 Oral Praxis (OPr)
5:00 – 5:30 Praxis on Verbal Command (PrVC)
*** Homework – Design Copying #2, Constructional Praxis