“The EASI is under development as part of a larger initiative, the Ayres 2020 Vision, a project aimed at commemorating the 100th birthday of Dr. A. Jean Ayres.The Ayres Sensory Integration 2020 Vision established goals in scholarship, assessment, and standards for training, to honor and celebrate the work and life of A. Jean Ayres. The most ambitious goal of the ASI 2020 Vision involves the development, standardization, and normative data collection for the EASI.
International Normative Data Collection (INDC) for the EASI, will require a large cohort of dedicated professionals who are donating their time and effort. The EASI would not be possible without this impressive and generous group of committed people.
Developing any standardized test, especially one that involves an international sample, requires a great deal of creativity, collaboration, organization, patience, and persistence. The likelihood of success in planning and executing the EASI normative data collection project will depend on a diverse team, with a variety of skills and abilities.
This project utilizes “The Four Agreements” by Don Miguel Ruiz(1997). A project of this magnitude will surely bring moments of disagreement, frustration, disappointment, and other challenges. Adhering to the simple, yet profound, assumptions put forth by Ruiz seems likely to enhance the probability of a productive and successful outcome, so everyone involved is asked to read and abide by these statements. In fact, reminding oneself and other team members of these assumptions is encouraged:
- Be impeccable with your word
- Don’t take anything personally
- Don’t make assumptions
- Always do your best
In addition, this project’s success, thus far, has been facilitated by the following:
Keep the purpose of the project at the forefront. Put simply – we hope to understand children as fully as possible to help them as effectively as possible. This is the only reason for these tests
Note key focus:
Leave your ego and personal agendas behind”EASI Manual 2019 p 5-6