Become a Spiral Foundation Research Affiliate
The Spiral Foundation is committed to expanding the body of research in sensory integration, and together we can make that happen! Our expert staff offers a wide range of research related activities to affiliates and partners, including:
  1. Development of research plans and design of studies
  2. Oversight and management of research projects
  3. Provision of staff for implementation of research projects
  4. Data analysis and consultation
  5. Research article writing and publication submission
  6. Consultation on writing articles and submitting for publication
  7. Literature reviews and article searches
  8. Provision of fidelity to Sensory Integration Intervention checks.
For a free consultation to discuss the desired project and the scope of the Spiral Foundation's involvement, contact Teresa May-Benson at or call (617) 969 - 4410 ext. 240.
Our Past Affiliates
Boston College Campus School, Wendy Drobnyk and Karen Rocco: Consultation and fidelity to Ayres Sensory Integration® ratings for a SI intervention study on children with Rett's Syndrome.
Brandeis University, Dr. Paul Dizio: Collaboration on an NIH funded motor control study with children with autism.
Brandon School: Collaborative study examining the relationship of trauma and sensory processing in boys.
Boston University, Drs. Ellen Cohn and Simone Gill: Collaborative studies on parent's perspectives of their children with SPD and the relation of sensory processing problems and obesity and birth weight.
Integrated Listening Systems (iLs): Development and implementation of a multi-site single case series effectiveness study of iLs with children with autism; development and implementation of a practitioner perceived effectiveness study of iLs programs.
LADDERS/Bridgewater State University/Saint Louis Zoo, Drs. Margaret Bauman and Ellen Ingmanson, Ingrid Porten: Examination of sensory processing problems in captive chimpanzees, development and implementation of a sensory integration-based intervention study with a captive chimpanzee.
Sensory Integration Research Collaborative (SIRC): Development of a fidelity to Ayres Sensory Integration Intervention® measure.
SPD Foundation, Drs. Lucy Miller and Sarah Schoen: Multi-site study examining the reliability and validity of Goal Attainment Scaling.
Therapeutic Systems/Vayu Vest: Study development and planning, consultation, literature review.
Tufts University: Student projects involving analysis of existing Spiral Foundation data on adults with SPD.
Virginia Commonwealth University, Dr. Shelly Lane: Doctoral projects involving analysis of existing Spiral foundation data on the relationship of coping and sensory processing disorder.
Wolf School, Lise Faulise: Research consultation and data analysis.