As the national SI organization, GSIÖ has been representing Austria in international panels concerned with SI training (e.g., ICEASI, USC/WPS Instructor Meetings) since the 1990s and developed standards for SI training. These include:
The programs developed by GSIÖ are implemented by cooperating course providers who are obligated to keep the standards set forth by GSIÖ. The course provider schedules courses, calculates course fees, advertises and organizes the courses. Find upcoming courses and the opportunity to sign up directly on the cooperating course provider's website!
Since 1996, a few hundred therapists from Austria and the neighboring countries have completed their basic SI training according to the GSIÖ's program ASI®TherapyORIGINAL. You can trust in our long standing experience in curriculum development, our expertise through decades of close cooperation and exchange with the leading experts in the field, and our professional identity as occupational therapy clinicians!
GSIÖ has developed two types of programs:
ASI®TherapyORIGINAL is GSIÖ's certification program in Ayres SI intervention for therapists. It has been developed in close cooperation with co-workers and successors of Dr. Ayres, and is taught until today in part by first-generation SI experts from the origins of SI, Southern California.
SI ORIGINAL is GSIÖ's well-grounded course series in Sensory integration addressing diverse health care and educational professions