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Designing Your Own ASI Space

03 Mar 2021 19:42 | SIE News (Administrator)

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 Sensory Integration Education has all the answers for you.

Designing Your Own ASI Space is a short, 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.

Setting up your own ASI clinic is many SI Practitioner’s dream but do you have all the knowledge to make that dream a successful reality? Before even looking at equipment and colour schemes, have you considered planning permission, insurances, the right location, working loads on ceilings, the best lighting rings and storage options, how to choose the right structural engineer and builders? What would the impact be on your home life if you chose to set up an ASI space in a room on your property? What risk assessments do you need to make and maintain?

Would you be better to hire a space within a building, and what should you look for when choosing to rent a room? What do you need to ask the landlord and what services would you be best negotiating from them at the start of the contract? What kind of suspension equipment is possible in a space that you don’t own?

If you would like to work as a mobile SI Practitioner, Moyna draws on her own experience to recommend her ‘go-to’ equipment, how to get the most out of each piece of equipment and what alternatives are there if it’s not possible to have suspended equipment.

During her career Moyna has worked in schools, and people’s places of work and homes; in various rented spaces; until, eventually, she spent two years designing and building her own bespoke ASI clinic. Hear what she thinks were the best things to spend time and money on and how she would do it differently if she were to create her own clinic again.

The online course, accessible 24/7, 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, National Sales Manager 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. Mike discusses the pros and cons of various key items of SI equipment, right down to what kind of equipment will fit in what size of car boot for therapists who need to transport their equipment from venue to venue.

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. Find out more and how to book here.

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