Sensory Integration Training
At Pathways, we recommend a therapist who has received postgraduate training in sensory integration and can use the Sensory Integration and Praxis Test (SIPT) to evaluate a child with sensory processing and integration concerns. It is important to note that some qualified therapists do not have direct sensory integration certification, but rather have had a direct mentoring relationship with a therapist certified in sensory integration.
The University of Southern California (USC) Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy together with Western Psychological Services (WPS) provide the sensory integration certification program approved by Dr. A. Jean Ayres and the Franklin B. Baker/A. Jean Ayres Baker Trust. The program consists of four, five-day courses covering sensory integration theory, assessment techniques, interpretation of the Sensory Integration and Praxis Test (SIPT) results, and intervention/treatment. Click here for more information on the USC/WPS Sensory Integration Certification Program.