Conversion qualification process for full SIPT® / ASI® trained therapists to EASI®

The CLASI M2 course is presented online (asynchronous) by the Collaborative Leadership in Ayres Sensory Integration (CLASI) and is designed to provide in-depth information and teaching of the process of evaluating sensory integration and praxis.
The SASIC 2 CLASI M3 conversion course is presented online by SAISI lecturers. The holistic process of the evaluation of sensory integrative functioning is explained during these two parts of the SASIC 2 course. The administration of the EASI® is the primary focus and is presented as an assessment instrument to evaluate sensory integration dysfunctions and difficulties. Relevant EASI® test sheets and manuals are available for download on the CLASI M2 site. It was designed in this way to make assessment more affordable and accessible. SAISI therefore does not provide EASI® manuals or test sheets on the SASIC 2 courses and it remains the course participants’ responsibility to download and/or print these materials for training purposes.

The SASIC 2 course is divided into two parts, namely:

  • Part 1: SASIC 2 CLASI M2 (presented asynchronous online by CLASI)
  • Part 2: SASIC 2 CLASI M3 (presented online by SAISI in collaboration with CLASI)

PLEASE NOTE: Both courses should preferably be completed in the same year due to the consequent timeline for SASIC courses.

Part 1: SASIC 2 CLASI M2 (Asynchronous online)

CLASI M2 is a self-study / asynchronous online course. It contains a set of online lessons (pre-recorded videos) and EASI® scoring practices, which course participants may complete in their own time within the allocated time frame of five weeks.

CLASI M2 introduces the course participant to information on direct and indirect assessments focused on the EASI®. Access to a review the currently used Sensory Processing Measure 2 (SPM-2®) is available, although this is not the focus of the course.

The online course comprises 20 lessons and scoring practices, which need to be completed after each lesson. The course participant will be expected to work through the online site “Resources” section and print and/or download the required manual and sets of test forms, in preparation for completing the CLASI M2 lessons and scoring checks. The CLASI formal course outline indicates that the M2 course comprises 20 hours of course work (online pre-recorded videos and scoring checks) and additional time for practising the EASI® administration and scoring (an additional 10 hours is recommended). SAISI recommends setting aside at least 2-3 full days in order to work through the online content and allocate additional practice time thereafter. The course participant has five weeks during which the online M2 course work must be completed, before the set deadline.

It is vital to be well acquainted with the EASI® administration and scoring before attending the SASIC 2 CLASI M3 course. The participant will be expected to further practise the administration of the EASI® tests during the video lessons, as well as further practice of administration and scoring on adults and typically developing children thereafter, in order to prepare for the upcoming SASIC 2 CLASI M3 course.

Date
22 January – 23 February 2024
Deadline for course applications
5 January 2024
Cost
$200 / R3600 estimate (VAT incl.)
Total fee payable upon application

PLEASE NOTE:  The course fees are charged in US$ (not Rands). The final fee (Rand value) is calculated when course participants are registered with CLASI and the registration fees paid to CLASI. The course participant will then receive an invoice with the exact calculated Rand value according to the exchange rate at the time of payment.

Pre-course prerequisite
  • Access to an EASI® kit to practise effectively during the ASI® training process. Course fees do not include the EASI® kit and this is an additional expense for the course participant.  The manual, test sheets and how to compile an EASI® kit are available under the “Resources” section on the CLASI M2 site.
  • The manual, test sheets and how to compile an EASI® kit are available under the “Resources” on the CLASI M2 site.
  • Full EASI® kits can be purchased and orders can be placed with the SAISI office. *Prices are subject to change without prior notice.
  • Course participants may compile their own EASI® kit and purchase the 3-D shapes through SAISI.
  • Another option is to rent or to borrow an EASI® kit.
  • PLEASE NOTE: Please order and assemble the EASI® kit timeously as it is essential to have access to the EASI® test materials during the CLASI M2 & SASIC 2 CLASI M3 courses.
Timeline for completion of Course Work
100 % Completion of modules

Five weeks to complete all 20 lessons of CLASI M2, including passing all scoring checks.

Deadline: 23 February 2024

Part 2: SASIC 2 CLASI M3 (Online)

The SASIC 2 CLASI M3 course is presented by SAISI lecturers. This is a three-day online course.

During this course, course participants have the opportunity to clarify any questions that they may have about the EASI® test administration and scoring. Course participants undergo and further practice the assessments, administration and scoring of the EASI® while feedback is provided by the lecturers.

Date
15-17 April 2024
Deadline for course applications
2 February 2024
Cost
R3710 (VAT incl.) *Including CLASI licence fee for 1 year
Deposit: R557 (Payable upon application)
Pre-course activities due
SASIC 2 On-site Course activities

  • Completion of all 20 lessons of SASIC 2 M2, including passing all scoring checks by 23 February 2024.

The following will be required during SASIC 2 CLASI M3:

  • A full EASI® kit. It is of utmost importance that course participants familiarise themselves and check the contents of their EASI® kits before the SASIC 2 CLASI M3 course.
  • Download and or print the EASI® manual (available from the CLASI M2 site).
  • At least two sets of test sheets must be printed for use to practise on and write notes during the course.

PLEASE NOTE: Please order and assemble the EASI® kit timeously as it is essential to have access to the EASI® test materials during the SASIC 2 M2 & SASIC 2 M3 and SASIC 2 courses.

Post course activities due
SASIC 2 CLASI M3 Course activities

  • TASC (Test administration and scoring check): 5 July 2024
  • EASI® assessments of two typical children: 5 July 2024
  • EASI® assessment of one atypical child (with suspected sensory integration difficulties) for interpretation during the SASIC 3 course: 26 July 2024

* Penalty to apply for late submission: A penalty fee of R500 will be charged should the course participant not have submitted the TASC and or EASI® assessments by the set time (deadline) or request submission extension. Extension may not be possible, due to the tight SASIC course timelines; however, should it be possible, the course participant will be provided with a new submission deadline.

EASI assessment results

The above EASI® assessment results will be uploaded by the course participants onto an EASI® data capturing platform. Instructions for uploading will be provided during the SASIC 2 CLASI M3 course. SAISI has an agreement with CLASI to have access to all the data of South African children.

This is an online course.  The SASIC 3 Conversion Course focuses on the interpretation of sensory integration difficulties and dysfunctions based on the results of the EASI® and the SPM/SPM2 using the SIPT® /EASI® Crosswalk and the latest ASI® constructs. The course assumes prior knowledge of interpretation of the SIPT as well as knowledge of patterns of sensory integration dysfunctions as previously taught on SAISI courses.
Date
22-23 August 2024
Deadline for course applications
18 June 2024
Cost
R1855 (VAT incl.)
Deposit: R278 (Payable upon application)
Pre-course activities due
  • TASC (Test administration and scoring check): 5 July 2024
  • EASI® assessments of two typical children: 5 July 2024
  • EASI® assessment of one atypical child (with suspected sensory integration difficulties) for interpretation during the SASIC 3 course: 26 July 2024

Course participants must have their atypical case available for discussion at the SASIC 3 course:

  • EASI® results, relevant clinical observations, sensory questionnaires, (such as SPM 1/2 or SP 2), any other additional tests, as well as any other relevant information.
  • A 5-minute video clip of the a-typical case, in an unstructured situation.
  • An EASI® manual.
Post course activities due
Course participants must take note that, in order to successfully complete their ASI® training, it is mandatory to submit their Fidelity Measure© (FM) videos along with the accompanying DDDM. For more detailed information, please refer to the FM timeline letter.

Course participants who are already trained in either the SIPT® or the EASI® must submit their Fidelity Measure. It is recommended that a mentor is consulted during this process, and any mentorship fees should be paid directly to the mentor by the course participant.

If course participants have any uncertainties regarding the expectations for FM submissions, it is strongly advisable that they attend the annual online Fidelity Measure workshop, especially if they have not attended a SASIC 4 course within the past four years.

PLEASE NOTE: Once the Fidelity Measure submission has been passed, course participants will receive a final certificate stating that they are ASI® trained (SAISI), able to use the SIPT®/EASI® Test and can treat using ASI® principles. 

Course information and application for SASIC 2 CLASI M3 On-site (If participants prefer to attend face-to-face)

Conversion group participants have an option to do the SASIC 2 CLASI M3 course on-site. Conversion participants only attend four of this five-day course at a discounted rate.  Recognition for prior learning is given for day five, which covers observations.

PLEASE NOTE: If participants prefer this on-site option there are limited time to do post-course activities and extension will not be possible, due to the tight timeline. The timeframe stays the same as for online participants.

Date
3-6 June 2024 in Cape Town (on-site)
Deadline for course applications
2 April 2024
Cost
R3975 (VAT incl.) *Including CLASI licence fee for 1 year
Deposit: R596 (Payable upon application)
Fidelity Measure (FM) submission
A case study, according to the DDDM, and a 10-minute video clip on the intervention of a child for scoring on the ASI® Fidelity Measure© must be submitted.  Course participants must achieve a score of 80% for the Fidelity Measure© process elements in order to pass and become fully ASI® trained.
Timeline
Submitted on or before 25 April 2025.