Ayres’ Sensory Integration for Health and Wellbeing

Using Ayres’ Sensory Integration and sensory strategies to support health and wellbeing.


This 2-day Workshop for health, social care and special education professionals is brought to you by the team at ASIWISE and Sensory Project. The workshop will provide an opportunity to develop individualised sensory strategies using Chain Analysis and personalised Sensory Ladders to understand and support health and wellbeing, communication and self-regulation. This course is suitable for those working with people with all levels of cognitive ability.

Day 1: 9.30 – 16.00

 Day 1: 16.15 – 17.15 Optional Session: Playing with the EASI and seeing how it might work with adults. This is not training in the EASI – just a chance to see it and learn a bit more how it is being developed and to brainstorm how it might work with adults.

Day 2: 9.30 – 15.00

OPTIONAL:  Dinner out on Day 1 is a chance explore the EASI with people big and small  – a family-friendly chance to explore the EASI normative data collection project in a fun and informal way. (Dinner is at your own expense. Prior booking is required by 20 January 2018.)

Over two days you will explore using the theory of Sensory Integration to understand and analyse behaviours that can be challenging to health and social care professionals and care teams.

You will consider how sensory integration difficulties may contribute to the person’s presentations and difficulties participating in everyday life.

By the end of the workshop you will be able to:

  1. Describe the theory of Ayres’ Sensory Integration and its application for managing behaviours that challenge.
  2. Describe and reformulate behaviours using a range of tools including chain analysis.
  3. Incorporate cognitive and behavioural strategies alongside sensory integration theory to develop personalised Sensory Ladders.
  4. Develop individualised sensory strategies informed by chain analysis and other tools.
  5. Implement sensory-integration informed strategies and sensory approaches to enhance communication, support self-regulation; facilitating participation in everyday life.

A course certificate will be issued following completion of and participation in both days, for your CPD portfolio.

Feedback from previous workshops;

“Flippen awesome, inspiring. Motivating!”

“Amazing workshop” 

“Kath is a very effective trainer. She is able to explain complex concepts is a clear understandable way and relate this to occupation and current research. Her courses are well presented and very enjoyable. She uses case studies to help understanding very well.”

“What did I like most about Kath’s training? Everything! It was all relevant to my work. I am so excited about returning to work with a bucket full of new strategies and a different perspective on people’s behaviours and communications. Thank you, Jennifer OT”

“It was wonderful, would travel down anytime to do it again!

For information about our range of courses and conference presentations you can follow these links:

Click here to book for UK workshops:

October 2017 – Truro Cornwall

December 2017 – Truro Cornwall

January 2018 – Kettering, near Northampton: Book here via Eventbrite: Using Sensory Integration and sensory strategies to reduce restraint and behaviours that challenge.

ASI-WISE and Sensory Project lecturers are able to lecture locally and abroad.