Pre-Congress Workshops

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Wed, May 31, 2017

EASI Events: The Evaluation in Ayres Sensory Integration (EASI)

with Zoe Mailloux, OTD, MA, OTR/L, FAOTA, Assistant Professor at Jefferson University, Philadelphia

 

The Evaluation in Ayres Sensory Integration (EASI) is a new, direct measure of sensory integration functions. This set of tests has been in development since 2014, under the leadership of Zoe Mailloux, Diane Parham, Susanne Smith Roley and Roseann Schaaf, in conjunction with a large group of volunteers from around the globe.  The purpose of the EASI is to provide a valid and reliable tool for assessing key sensory integration functions that underlie learning, behavior, and participation. The EASI measures sensory perception, postural/ocular/bilateral integration, praxis, and sensory reactivity, in a manner that minimizes the influences or culture, language comprehension, and prior experience. Collecting worldwide normative data on children 3-12 years of age is planned, so that the EASI can be used to assess sensory integration in a free and accessible format for children everywhere.

 

GSIÖ is supporting this effort by hosting an open workshop and two meetings on the normative data collection process, as pre-congress events. Congress participants who wish to learn more about the EASI are welcome to participate for free in the following events will be offered on Wed., May 31, 2017:

 

GSIÖ is supporting this effort in hosting an open workshop and two meetings on the normative data collection as pre-congress events. Congress participants who wish to learn more about the EASI are welcome to participate for free in the following events that will be offered on Wed., May 31, 2017:

 

10:00 - 13:00:  Workshop "Introduction to the EASI"

                       In this session, an overview of the EASI tests and the test development process will be presented to provide an introduction to the tests and some insight to the considerations for building reliable and valid measures. Participation in the workshop is free of charge. 

 

16:00 - 17:30: Open Meeting "EASI Normative Data Collection Planning"

                       The process for normative data collection will be presented with an overview of preliminary plans for recruitment and training of normative data collectors. Participation in the meeting is free of charge. 

 

17:30 - 19:00: Meeting of the Regional Leads for the EASI Normative Data Collection Project

                       This planning meeting will include the Regional and Country Leads who will coordinate the  normative data collection process. All participants are welcome to attend the first 30 minutes of the meeting to hear the introductions and overall plan. The remainder of this meeting will be a planning meeting for the regional and country leads only;  No registration is required for this meeting.


 Thu, June 1, 2017

Creating Practice-Based Evidence - How Each of Us Can Contribute

Pre-Congress Workshop with Erna Imperatore Blanche, PhD, MEd, OTR/L, FAOTA, Professor at USC, Los Angeles

 

How can you as a clinician create evidence in your daily practice? Which tools do you need? Where do you start?

Erna will present some theoretical background on practice-based evidence and its relationship to evidence-based practice. She will share her experience of two decades of systematically collecting data at her private practice in LA, what and how they have been collecting, and how they have used the results. 

We want you to go home with a vision and a strategy how to start contributing to the evidence of Sensory Integration, and with the motivation to start right away!

 

This workshop is day 1 of the congress but not an obligatory part of the program. You can book it separately additional to the 2-day congress pass. Please go to the registration page to book your tickets!