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The Sensory Integration Global Network (SIGN) is a Webbased resource developed by a loosely structured group of international volunteers dedicated to protecting the integrity and promoting the work of Ayres Sensory Integration® (ASI). SIGN provides an international resource to educate the public and professionals about A. Jean Ayres and sensory integration theory and practice to help them to discriminate between ASI and other interventions, especially those that use similar descriptors of improving sensory integration and sensory processing.

This article aims to increase awareness of the existence of SIGN within the readership of the American Occupational Therapy Association's (AOTA' s) Sensory Integration Special Interest Section. The persons working with SIGN hope that by informing the public about the trademark and exposing both the public and professionals to the underlying principles incorporated within the trademarked ASI approach, consumers will be able to make educated choices about the types of interventions they access. Additionally, the network hopes to assist practitioners by clarifying the terminology used when describing sensory integration practice.


Published in its final version as:

Soechting, Elizabeth, Glennon, Tara, Miller-Kuhaneck, Heather, et. al. "The History, Development, and Purpose of the Sensory Integration Global Network." American Occupational Therapy Association's Sensory Integration Special Interest Section Quarterly 32.1 (2009): 1-2.