To provide training and education in Ayres Sensory Integration® of an internationally accepted standard in order to provide a service of excellence to the ultimate benefit of the client.


• To equip Occupational Therapists with basic as well as advanced up to date Sensory Integration interpretation principles and treatment techniques.
• To promote awareness within the multi-disciplinary framework in order to play a leading role in the application of Sensory Integration theory and practice in South Africa and in the rest of the world.
• To make Sensory Integration accessible to the network of individuals (including caregivers, parents and teachers) involved in the context of the client.

SAISI Journal Clubs

SAISI Journal Clubs

As SAISI is driven to provide continuous learning opportunities to all our members through various platforms. Aside from our formal courses, additional workshops, and publications we introduced the SAISI journal clubs in 2018. Through the journal clubs we aim to provide all members the opportunity to access, discuss and learn from relevant information in the field of Ayers Sensory Integration and related topics. read more…

Upcoming workshops presented by SAISI

Planned workshops for 2021: check back here or on our social media platforms for advertisements or contact SAISI office  We will keep you updated.


Topic: Sowing Sensory Seeds for the future. Making ASI® accessible to all South Africa’s children

Date: 28 June 2021 (Workshop 18:30 – 20:15 / AGM 20:15 – 21:00)

Register: follow this link

Cost: SAISI members & Comm serve therapists R250 / Non-members R350 / Students R50

CPD: 2 CEUs have been applied for through AOCP001

Provisional programmeZoe Mailloux – The EASI: what’s next? Chantel Moll: A final year student’s experience of using an SI approach during intervention for a child with Trisomy 13 Annamarie van Jaarsveld: Sensory spaces, community playgrounds & how YOU can get involved







This is an annual camp held in the December holidays for children aged 6-10 years.  It is run by occupational therapists.  The general approach of this camp is to provide a safe, tailor-made holiday experience for the child who would normally not be catered for within regular holiday camps. read more…

“Back to Urth” Playgrounds©

“Back to Urth” Playgrounds©

The light behind the “Back to Urth” Playgrounds© was ignited by the dream to reach more children.  Children from low socio-economic settings are more prone to Sensory Integration difficulties due them not being given the opportunity to experience movement in the variety of ways our sensory systems can provide.  read more…