University of Southern California
Mrs. T.H. Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
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Sensory Integration: Advanced Training

The USC Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy provides leadership in promoting and advancing the work originally designed by Dr. A. Jean Ayres through its world-renowned training programs in the sensory integration theory and frame of reference in occupational therapy.  Advanced training in sensory integration theory and methods, Ayres Sensory Integration®, are available to therapy professionals that lead to Certification in Sensory Integration including Administering and Interpreting the Sensory Integration and Praxis Tests.

USC OS/OT Courses

Two of the OT elective courses at USC count toward certification in sensory integration: OT 564 and OT 610.

OT 564 is a semester-long elective course providing in-depth lectures in sensory integration theory and experiences related to the use of this theory in occupational therapy practice.

OT 610 is a 4-month lecture and training program originally founded by Dr. Ayres to provide graduate OT students, as well as experienced occupational therapists, with the background knowledge and skills for advanced practice in this area.  This 4-month training program is designed for individuals seeking hands-on experience in actual practice including expert mentorship in delivering individual therapy with a focus on application of sensory integration theory to performance in early intervention, schools, clinic settings, and in specialized programs. Please note that tuition for OT 610 (Summer) is not included in fall or spring semester.  Students who wish to take OT 610 in the summer must pay a separate 4 units of tuition for the summer session.

This course may also be taken as Continuing Education.