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...
Sensory Integration and Babies Part I

Sensory Integration and Babies Part I

This week, the World Association of Infant Mental Health (WA-IMH) is hosting a Week of Celebrating Babies.  Infant Mental Health is a new phrase to many – so what does it mean? WA-IMH’s mission promotes education, research, and study of the effects of mental,...