Spandex: It’s more than just a material swing (Part II)

Spandex: It’s more than just a material swing (Part II)

Today’s post is written by Robyn Turnbull, who contributed the first part of the blog all about spandex a few weeks ago.  There was so much to say about this wonderful piece of material that she has shared some more ideas today in Part II.  Robyn is ASI®...
Spandex: It’s more than just a material swing

Spandex: It’s more than just a material swing

Today’s blog post was written by Robyn Turnbull (ASI® certified with Fidelity Measure) and she works in Cape Town. For a session to be considered truly Ayres’ Sensory Integration® (ASI®), one of the criteria in the fidelity measure (Parham, et al., 2011)...

Impressions from Dr A. Jean Ayres at 100

On 22 July SAISI hosted Dr Susanne Smith-Roley (indicated as SSR below), a scholar and mentee of Dr Ayres (JA), to celebrate her legacy on what would have been her 100th birthday.  The interview was facilitated by Dr Annamarie van Jaarsveld (AvJ), Gina Rencken (GR)...
Sensory processing, occupational performance and leisure

Sensory processing, occupational performance and leisure

In Part II of the blog post on occupational performance, ASI-trained therapist Tharina Annandale looks at how sensory preferences affect leisure choice, which also has a close link to mental health.   Occupational performance can be defined as different aspects...
Sensory Integration and Babies Part II

Sensory Integration and Babies Part II

In our last blog we had a brief look at how the worlds of sensory integration and baby/toddler therapy meet.  We summarised the sensory systems involved and how occupational therapists can assist parents and infants with feeding and sleep routines.  In this blog post...