Established in 1994, Sensory Integration Education is a not-for-profit organisation working with allied health professionals, education and health experts, academic researchers and families to improve awareness, understanding and the treatment of sensory integration and sensory processing difficulties.
We do all this using the proven framework of Ayres Sensory Integration Therapy. For more than 25 years and across 105 countries, we train those who work with and care for people with sensory challenges and we support and disseminate research into Ayres Sensory Integration Therapy.
Our MSc in Sensory Integration pathway, delivering SI Practitioner and Advanced Practitioner status, was the world’s first postgraduate qualification in SI accredited by a UK university. Our higher education partner is Sheffield Hallam University, one of the largest allied health professions education providers in the UK. Find out more about our partnership here.
We have a long history of successfully partnering with higher education institutions. We have exclusively partnered with the University of Liverpool; Cardiff University; Ulster University; and Sheffield Hallam University. Each new university partner has helped us to create a step-change in the development and delivery of our SI training. Our partnership with Ulster University to deliver SI training and qualifications was exclusive with SIE between 2011 and 2020. By mutual agreement, in 2020 SIE progressed to partner with Sheffield Hallam University to take advantage of their additional scope to develop educational programmes and research in sensory integration.
For families, professionals and therapists, we have an ever-growing suite of high-quality interactive online courses and live webinars: including introductory level short courses with practical tips; engaging Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses; and thought-provoking Masterclass Series lectures.
We are proud to be a not-for-profit organisation, investing surpluses back into course development and supporting early-career researchers. We encourage, support, and disseminate research into Ayres Sensory Integration Therapy. Find out more about our research support services here.
Guiding Values and Principles
- Anticipates and looks to the future in a proactive, creative, dynamic, adaptable and productive manner
- Embraces professional differences, valuing all members, roles and functions of the organisation equally
- Is collegiate, modelling engaged, positive, respectful and professional working practices
- Promotes the health, safety and well being of all associates
- Commits to continuous professional development in line with the organisation’s needs
- Encourages all associates to seek smarter work solutions