Comprehensive assessment is key to individualized, effective intervention for children with sensory integration concerns. The Evaluation in Ayres Sensory Integration (EASI), an open access and internationally normed set of tests, will assess sensory integrative functions that underlie occupation. The 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 to begin on June 2018, so that the EASI can be used to assess sensory integration in a free and accessible format for children everywhere.
Dr. Sultan Alfawaz is leading the Middle East region and supporting this effort by hosting an open workshop and meetings on the normative data collection process. Participants who wish to learn more about the EASI are welcome to participate for free of charge on May 12, 2018.
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.
There will be a video conference call with Dr. Zoe Mailloux, OTD, OTR/L, FAOTA who is one the test authors. Dr. Mailloux would answer any inquiries regarding this promising tests or the normative data collection plan.
09:00 - 10:00: Registration & breakfast
10:00 - 11:00 Tactile Perception test
11:00 - 11:30 Hands on practice
11:30 - 12:30 Praxis tests and hand on practice
12:30 - 13:30 Prayer/lunch time
13:30 - 15:00 Vestibular, Proprioceptive, Ocular, Postural and Bilateral Integration Tests
15:00 - 15:30 Prayer/break time
15:30 - 17:00 Visual, Auditory and Sensory Reactivity tests
17:00 - 17:30 normative data collection plan
Event Location: Postgraduate Auditorium, Third floor – KFSH&RC
Event Time: 09:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Event Targeted Audience: Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Students
Event Language: English.
Event Interpretation: Not available.