Evaluation of Social Interaction Skills (ESI)
The ESI is a dynamic observational instrument used by occupational therapists to evaluate a person's quality of social interaction during natural social exchanges with typical social partners. It can be used with any person of any age or without a disability where the person has difficulties with social interactions. It can be used alongside the AMPS to complement the identification of a person's level of motor, process and social interaction skill.
In-Person Three Day Training Workshop
The workshop provides critical information related to the theoretical basis of the ESI as well as experiential learning of administering and scoring ESI evaluations. Participants obtain valuable, hands-on information regarding occupation-based assessment and intervention, as well as viewing and scoring videotaped and live ESI observations during the course.
Potential ESI raters are required to complete 10 live observations after the course and submit this data for rater calibration. Rater calibration allows each rater’s severity to be determined and whether or not they are scoring the ESI reliably.