SI Certification Program, sponsored by USC/WPS

Leading to Certification in Sensory Integration, this series of four 5-day courses includes...

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The University of Southern California Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, together with WPS, presents this training program in sensory integration consisting of four 5-day courses.


Presented by eminent occupational therapists and experts in sensory integration theory and practice, this four-course series offers the most thorough and practical sensory integration training in the world. It covers sensory integration theory, assessment, interpretation, and intervention. Based on scientific evidence and clinical reasoning, course content teaches participants how to apply sensory integration principles in multiple settings to treat problems such as learning and behavior disorders, attention deficits, autism spectrum disorders, and developmental delays.

Course 1: Sensory Integration Perspective

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Per Person: From $750.00

Next Course: Seattle

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Course 2: Specialized Techniques for Measuring Sensory Integration

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Per Person: From $750.00

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Course 3: From Interpretation to Intervention

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Per Person: From $750.00

Next Course: West Palm Beach

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Course 4: Sensory Integration Intervention

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Per Person: From $750.00

Next Course: West Palm Beach

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FAQs

Who should attend?

The full four-course series is designed for individuals seeking in-depth knowledge in sensory integration theory and practice. 

Can I take the courses out of order?

The four courses follow a logical progression and we recommend they be taken in order, from 1 to 4. Participants must complete course 1 before taking courses 2, 3, and 4. Participants must complete course 2 before taking course 3. 

Are international courses offered?

For a list of international SI Certification courses please view the USC Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy’s schedule. 

How do I know when a course has opened for registration?

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Course Originators

  • Erna Imperatore Blanche, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA 
  • Gina Geppert Coleman, MA, OTR/L 
  • Dottie Ecker, MA, OTR/L, FAOTA 
  • Susan Knox, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA 
  • Zoe Mailloux, OTD, OTR/L, FAOTA 
  • Shay McAtee, MA, OTR/L 
  • Terri Chew Nishimura, MA, OTR/L 
  • Diane Parham, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA 
  • Susanne Smith Roley, OTD, OTR/L, FAOTA 
  • Susan Spitzer, PhD, OTR/L 

The Sensory Integration courses follow a logical progression, and participants are advised to take them in sequence, from 1 to 4. Participants who complete all four courses within 5 years are eligible for Certification in Sensory Integration, including administering and interpreting the SIPT. This certificate, issued by the USC Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy and Western Psychological Services, acknowledges competency in several areas:

  • The theoretical foundations of sensory integration
  • Clinical reasoning strategies for using sensory integration in practice
  • Identifying the contributions of sensory integration to development
  • Administering the SIPT, the Sensory Processing Measure, including clinical observation and related assessments
  • Interpreting assessment results, including from research findings from the SIPT and related measures
  • Planning intervention strategies
  • Implementing intervention using sensory integration strategies in different contexts

Continuing Education 

Western Psychological Services (WPS) is an American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) Approved Provider of continuing education – CE Provider Number 3111. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. WPS is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. WPS maintains responsibility for this program and its content. The California Board of Behavioral Sciences has authorized WPS to offer continuing education for MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, and LCSWs – CE Provider Number PCE2790.

Upon completion of each course in the course series, you will receive a Certificate of Attendance with 30 continuing education contact hours (3.0 AOTA CEUs). 

Additional AOTA-related information for OTs: Course material for all four courses is at an Intermediate Level. Material for Courses 1, 2 and 3 is consistent with Category 2 credit for Occupational Therapy Process: Evaluation. Material for Course 4 is consistent with Category 2 credit for Occupational Therapy Process: Intervention.

Course 1: Sensory Integration Perspective

Course 2: Specialized Techniques for Measuring Sensory Integration

Course 3: From Interpretation to Intervention

Course 4: Sensory Integration Intervention

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Course 1: Sensory Integration Perspective

Course 1 is open to all who wish to attend.

February 26 2015 - March 2 2015

Course 1: Sensory Integration Perspective
Doubletree Suites by Hilton, Seattle Airport/Southcenter
Seattle,  Washington
United States

March 5-9 2015

Course 1: Sensory Integration Perspective
Holiday Inn Atlanta/Roswell
Roswell,  Georgia
United States

Course 2: Specialized Techniques for Measuring Sensory Integration

Participants must complete Course 1 before enrolling in Course 2.

May 28 2015 - June 1 2015

Course 2: Specialized Techniques for Measuring Sensory Integration
Doubletree Suites by Hilton, Seattle Airport/Southcenter
Seattle,  Washington
United States

May 14-18 2015

Course 2: Specialized Techniques for Measuring Sensory Integration
Holiday Inn Atlanta/Roswell
Roswell,  Georgia
United States

Course 3: From Interpretation to Intervention

Participants must complete Courses 1 and 2 before enrolling in Course 3.

April 30 2015 - May 4 2015

Course 3: From Interpretation to Intervention
Hilton Palm Beach Airport
West Palm Beach,  Florida
United States

September 24-28 2015

Course 3: From Interpretation to Intervention
Doubletree Suites by Hilton, Seattle Airport/Southcenter
Seattle,  Washington
United States

July 16-20 2015

Course 3: From Interpretation to Intervention
Holiday Inn Atlanta/Roswell
Roswell,  Georgia
United States

Course 4: Sensory Integration Intervention

Participants must complete Course 1 before enrolling in Course 4.

June 5-9 2015

Course 4: Sensory Integration Intervention
InterPlay
West Palm Beach,  Florida
United States

November 13-17 2015

Course 4: Sensory Integration Intervention
Children’s Therapy Center
Seattle,  Washington
United States

October 23-27 2015

Course 4: Sensory Integration Intervention
Premier Children’s Therapy Center
Roswell,  Georgia
United States

Available Bundles

February 26 2015 - March 2 2015
May 28 2015 - June 1 2015
September 24-28 2015
November 13-17 2015

Course Bundle - Seattle, WA
Courses 1-4
Doubletree Suites by Hilton, Seattle Airport/Southcenter
Seattle,  Washington
United States

March 5-9 2015
May 14-18 2015
July 16-20 2015
October 23-27 2015

Course Bundle - Atlanta, GA
Courses 1-4
Holiday Inn Atlanta/Roswell
Roswell,  Georgia
United States

October 23-27 2014
December 4-8 2014
April 30 2015 - May 4 2015
June 5-9 2015

Course Bundle - West Palm Beach, FL
Courses 1-4
Hilton Palm Beach Airport/Interplay
West Palm Beach,  Florida
United States

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Purchase all four courses and save $300! To take advantage of this discount, select the four course bundle listed below all individual courses.

Starting Times

Sign-in is at 8:30 a.m. on the first day of each course. All courses run from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., except on the last day, when instruction ends at 1:00 p.m. Morning, lunch, and afternoon breaks are provided.

Course Materials

Registration includes Course Notebook, with content summaries, research data, articles, etc. The SIPT Administration DVD (W-260DV) is included in the fee for Course II. The SIPT Manual, SIPT Kit, and SIPT stopwatch must be purchased prior to Course 2. Required books are not included.

Note: WPS receives financial consideration for publications recommended for use during the Sensory Integration Certification Program sponsored by USC/WPS. Individual course instructors may be authors of such publications and as such may receive royalties or other compensation.

Reading List

Students are required to complete reading materials prior to the course starting date. View required and recommended reading list

Attendance Requirement

In order to receive the Certificate of Attendance you must be present for the entire course.

Refund Policy

A refund (less a $35.00 administrative fee) will be granted if written request for cancellation is received at least 15
days prior to the first day of the course. A refund (less a $60.00 administrative fee) will be granted if written request is
received less than 15 days prior to the first day of the course.

Course Cancellation

Register early. If there is insufficient enrollment for a particular course within two weeks prior to its start date, that
course will be canceled, and registration will be fully refunded or applied to another course at the registrant’s request.

Ayres Sensory Integration (OT-610)

OT-610 can count towards prerequisite requirements if it was completed less than 5 years prior to the start of the course you plan to attend. Information about the OT-610 course is available through through University of Southern California Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy department.

Show details for SIPT Manual, Updated Edition

Product #: W-260M

REQUIRED


Course 2
Course 3

Show details for Sensory Integration and the Child: 25th Anniversary Edition Book

Product #: W-437

REQUIRED


Course 1
Course 2
Course 3
Course 4

Show details for Understanding the Nature of Sensory Integration with Diverse Populations

Product #: PC-9

REQUIRED


Course 1
Course 2
Course 3
Course 4

Show details for Sensory Integration: Theory & Practice

Product #: DA-5

REQUIRED


Course 1
Course 2
Course 3
Course 4

Show details for Observations Based on Sensory Integration Theory

Product #: PTN-1A

Observations Based on Sensory Integration Theory

DVD/Workbook Set: Includes 60 Minute DVD and Workbook

$150.00

REQUIRED


Course 2
Course 3

Show details for Sensory Integration and Learning Disorders

Product #: W-303

REQUIRED


Course 1


Not Available From WPS

Required Reading List

Ayres, A.J. & Cermak, S. (2011)
Ayres Dyspraxia Monograph 25th Anniversary Edition
Torrance, CA: Pediatric Therapy Network.
(Courses 1 and 4)

Mailloux, Z., Mulligan, S., Smith Roley, S., Cermak, S., Blanche, E., & Bodison, S., Coleman, G., G., & 
Lane, C. (2011). Verification and clarification of patterns of sensory integrative dysfunction in a
retrospective clinical sample.  American Journal of Occpuational Therapy. 65.2. 143-151.
(Courses 1 and 3)

Parham, L.D., Smith Roley, S., May-Benson, T., Koomar, J., Brett-Green, B., Burke, J.P., Cohn, E.S.,
Mailloux, Z., Miller, L.J. & Schaaf, R.C. (2011).  Development of a fidelity measure for research
on effectiveness of Ayres Sensory Integration intervention.  American Journal of Occupational
Therapy
, 65, 2, 133-142.
(Courses 1 and 4)

Parham, L. D., and Mailloux, Z. (2010)
Sensory Integration. (pages 325-372) in J. Case-Smith, Allen & J.C. O'Brien's
Occupational Therapy for Children 6th edition
St. Louis, MO: Elsevier, Mosby, & Sanders Inc.
(Course 1)

Schaaf, R. A., and Smith Roley, S. (2006)
SI: Applying Clinical Reasoning to Practice with Diverse Populations
Austin, TX: Pro-Ed
(Courses 1, 2, 3, 4)

Watling, R., Koenig, K.P., Davies, P.L., & Schaaf, R.C. (2011)
Occupational therapy practice guidelines for children and adolescents with challenges in sensory
processing and sensory integration

Bethesda, MD: AOTA Press.
(Courses 1, 2, 3, and 4)

Recommended Reading List

American Occupational Therapy Association. (2000)
Providing occupational therapy using sensory integration theory and methods in school-based practice.
Retrieved April 21, 2009, from http://www.aota.org/Practitioners/Official/Statements/40879.aspx 
(Courses 1)

AOTA (2008)
Occupational Therapy Practice Framework: Domain and Process: 2nd Edition
Bethesda, MD: American Occupational Therapy Association, pgs. 625-688.
(Courses 1, 2, 3, 4)

Bear, M. F., Connors, B. W. and Paradiso, M. A. (2007)
Neuroscience: Exploring the Brain 3rd edition
Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins
(Course 1)

Blanche, E. I. (1995)
Combining Neuro-developmental Treatment and Sensory Integration Principles:
An Approach to Pediatric Therapy
San Antonio, TX: Therapy Skill Builders.
(Course 4)

Diamond, M. & Scheibel, A.B. (1985)
The Human Brain Coloring Book
NY, NY: Coloring Concepts, Inc.
(Course 1)

Filley, C.M. (2001)
Neurobehavioral Anatomy
Boulder, CO: University Press of Colorado
(Course 1)

Miller-Kuhaneck, H. & Watling, R. (Eds.) (2010).
Autism: A Comprehensive Occupational Therapy Approach.
Bethesda, MD: AOTA Press.
(Courses 1 and 4)

Mulligan, S., (2003)
Occupational Therapy Evaluation for Children: A Pocket Guide
Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins.
(Course 2)

Parham, L. D., and Fazio, L. S. (2008)
Play in Occupational Therapy for Children: Second Edition
St. Louis, MO: Mosby.
(Courses 1 and 4)

Parham, L. D., Smith Roley, S., May-Benson, Koomar, J T., Brett-Green, B., Burke, J.P., Cohn, E., Mailloux, Z., Miller, Schaaf, R.C. (2010).
Development of a Fidelity Measure for Research Effectiveness of Ayres Sensory Integration.
The American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 64(3).
(Courses 1 and 4)

Pediatric Therapy Network (2003)
Applying Sensory Integration Principles Where Children Live, Learn, and Play (30 minute DVD)
Torrance, CA: PTN
(Courses 1 and 4)

Schaaf, R.C., Schoen, S., Smith Roley, S., Lane, S., Koomar, J. & May-Benson, T. (2009)
A frame of reference for sensory integration. In P. Kramer & J. Hinojosa (Eds) Frames of Reference for Pediatric Occupational Therapy, 3rd Ed.
Baltimore, MD: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 99-186
(Course 1)

Shumway-Cook, A. and Woollacott, M. (2007)
Motor Control: Theory & Practical Applications: 3rd Edition
Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins.
(Courses 1 and 4)

Williamson, G. G. and Anzalone, M. E. (2001)
Sensory Integration and Self-regulation in Infants and Toddlers:
Helping very young children interact with their environment
Washington, DC: Zero to Three.
(Courses 1 and 4)

Blanche, E. I., Bodison, S., Chang, M. C., & Reinoso, G. (2012).
Development of the comprehensive observations of proprioception (COP):
Validity, reliability, and factor analysis. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 66, 691–698
(Courses 2 and 3) 

Schaaf, R.C. (2011). 
Interventions that address sensory dysfunction for individuals with autism spectrum disorders: 
Preliminary evidence for the superiority of sensory integration compared to other sensory approaches. 
In B Reichow, P Doehring, DV Cichetti, & FR Volkmar (Eds).  Evidence-based practices and treatments
for children with Autism
(pp.245-273).
NY, NY: Springer. 
(Courses 1 and 4) 

Course participants are expected to complete the required reading materials PRIOR to the course start date.