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What is Sensory Integration?

Sensory integration, sometimes called sensory processing, refers to the processes in the brain that make sense of the information coming in from our senses, giving us information about what is happening outside and inside our body.

Difficulties with sensory integration or sensory processing can cause under or over reactions to sensory signals. Sensory issues can occur on their own (sometimes referred to as sensory processing disorder) or as part of other diagnoses including autism and ADHD.

Qualify as a Sensory Integration Practitioner or Advanced Practitioner

The world's only UK university accredited MSc in SI pathway to practise sensory integration

We offer clinicians an accessible pathway to university-accredited postgraduate qualifications in and the ability to practise Ayres Sensory Integration® (ASI) theory and therapy. Sheffield Hallam University, our higher education partner, is one of the country’s largest allied health professions education providers; UK University of the Year for Teaching Quality 2020; and in the top 5 modern universities for research that is rated internationally excellent or world leading. You truly couldn’t be in better hands.
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Join our 20,000+ worldwide members to learn more about Ayres Sensory Integration and sensory processing topics, research and resources.

For over 25 years, we’ve pioneered world-class training in sensory integration and sensory processing topics. From training practitioners to support people with sensory difficulties in clinics, schools and residential settings to helping parents and carers better recognise, understand and manage sensory needs at home: we can help.

  • World-class UK university-accredited training in sensory integration

  • Short, online courses in sensory integration and sensory processing for professionals and parents and carers

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SI Module 1: Foundations and Neuroscience


“Really enjoyed it, great support from my tutor. Lectures were interesting and easy to follow. Very easy to access, fantastically done course. Can’t believe I did the whole module from my dining room almost stress free!”

Understanding Sensory Processing and Integration in Children - a guide for Parents and Carers


“It gives you the tools and more of an understanding of the child’s behaviour, which will give you more confidence to help support the child’s needs, resulting in a much happier contented child - which can only ever be a good thing for everyone involved in the child’s care.”

SI Module 3: Clinical Reasoning and Practise in Sensory Integration: Intervention

Vanessa Taylor, OT

“I would really recommend it. SI Module 3 really enhances your learning and I found that the combination of studying, my clinical hours and then meeting with my Mentor really helped me to feel competent at the end of the process to work as an ASI practitioner.”

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