a. Sensory Integration Network:
As a not-for-profit organisation, the Sensory Integration Network has pioneered world-class training in sensory integration for professionals and parents for over 25 years. You can find a wide range of short online courses and webinars with helpful practical strategies for children with a wide range of sensory difficulties. Training is for both professionals and families:
b. ASI WISE
ASI WISE (Ayres Sensory Integration in Wales, Ireland, Scotland and England) provides a broad range of consultancy, therapeutic and training services about Ayres’ Sensory Integration for individuals as well as the health, education, social and residential and custodial care sector within the UK.
They offer a range of courses, workshops and seminars about Ayres’ Sensory Integration from practical modular allied health professional training (for OTs, PTs and SLTs) to 2 day courses for teachers and specialist trauma practitioners.
c. Creative Therapies:
Creative Therapies Seminars by Marti Smith, Occupational Therapist, offers workshops that are practical, fun, and enthusiastic.
If you are tired of theory and want useful ideas that can be implemented as soon as you return to your workplace, give these workshops a try. Suitable for parents or professionals.
Workshops include Sensory Regulation for Childhood Trauma, Calming Strategies for Autism and Hints for Handwriting.
d. Developmental FX
A not for profit organisation which, since their founding in 2003, has taken their expertise as specialist occupational and speech and language therapists in addressing the complex needs of children with Fragile X Syndrome and applied those skills to serve young people affected by mental health issues, developmental disorders, social/emotional delays, autism, other genetically identified conditions, and any combination of these issues. The children and families they reach are equipped with life-changing resources and ready to engage more fully in an ecosystem that is more aware and supportive of their needs.
Their virtual education programme is available to therapists, educators, parents, and providers and consists of a range of online courses, training, podcasts, parent resources and mentoring services that have a global reach.
e. Online Sensory Processing Training for Parents and Teachers by Griffin OT
Griffin OT has developed an online sensory processing training course for parents and teachers to access in the comfort of their own homes.
Our flagship online sensory processing awareness training covers everything you ever wanted to know about Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD). It will give you the knowledge and confidence you need to support sensory differences. By the end you will understand sensory behaviours and know which strategies you can use to support children to succeed.