The Spiral Foundation

To increase understanding and acceptance of sensory integration and sensory processing dysfunction through EDUCATION and RESEARCH

The Spiral Foundation offers a wide variety of educational programs and materials, including:

→ INTENSIVES
Unique 5-day advanced mentorship programs focusing on hands-on experience to assist development of clinical reasoning skills and better implementation of assessments and interventions.
→ COURSES  
Full courses, live and on-line, on a variety of introductory to advanced topics.
 WEBINARS
Presentations on a variety of intermediate topics for parents and professionals.
→ LIVETALKS
Audio only podcasts on a variety of introductory topics for professionals.
→ TOOLKITS
Free resources for adults and caregivers of children with SPD.
→ RESEARCH
Resources and research studies on topics informing knowledge of SPD.

Welcome!

The Spiral Foundation serves national and international audiences by providing resources for therapists and other professionals who work with individuals with sensory processing difficulties, as well as adults and children living with sensory dysfunction and their families.

By conducting and disseminating current research and providing educational programs in a variety of on and offline formats we strive to improve the lives and well-being of individuals with difficulties processing and integrating sensory information across the globe.

Upcoming Events

Webinar: Working With Adolescents With Feeding Challenges

Live on Thursday, September 19, 2019 from 12:00pm to 1:30pm EST

One Day Course: SAFE PLACE: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Treating Children with Complex Trauma and Sensory Processing Disorder – A Training Program

Live in Newton, MA on Saturday, September 21, 2019

LiveTalk: The OT and Parent Partnership: Building a Foundation of Understanding

Live on Monday, September 23, 2019 from 7:00pm to 8:00pm EST

Two Day Course: Essentials of Interpretation of Patterns of Sensory Integration Dysfunction

Live in Newton, MA on Saturday, November 2 & Sunday, November 3, 2019 

Mentorship Training: Sensory Integration Intervention for Children with Visual-Vestibular Integration Problems

Live in Newton, MA from Sunday, January 19 to Thursday, January 23, 2020

 

Highlights

Back to School: School Based OT and SI

School based occupational therapists use a variety of theories and methods to support their students in school. A 2015 article, Occupational Therapy for Children and Youth Using Sensory Integration Theory and Methods in School-Based Practice, discusses education laws for OT practitioners working in public education and how to apply sensory integration theory, assessment, and intervention in schools. The authors present case examples demonstrating the use SI theory in schools. Get your open-access copy by clicking HERE.   

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Recent Blog Posts

Sneaky Fine Motor Activity – April

Magic Rainbow Puzzle balls are a great way to work on finger dexterity and strength as you work to push the colorful balls into their matching holes. Additionally, they are a great bilateral activity as they require one to use a stabilizing hand while the other hand...

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Sneaky Fine Motor Activity – March

Sneaky Fine Motor Activity for March: Fill the Pot of Gold   Laminate small gold coins and a pot of gold. Attach small dots of velcro to the backs of the coins and the pot, alternating the type of velcro dot so that you can also stick the coins together, small round...

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What they’re saying…

Dr. Teresa May-Benson is an excellent teacher, she is brilliant, well organized and is passionate about the topics she presents.

Loved Sue! She did a great job explaining a difficult and detailed topic in a short period of time! Would go to any future courses taught by her. I am certified in SI and have also taken refresher theory and treatment courses, but this course was exceptional. The material was easy to follow and presented in a clear manner, making it memorable and immediately clinically applicable.

This class was phenomenal. I had no idea it would present such in-depth information that directly pertains to my practice and covers more explicit in-depth neuro, functional information and sensory pragmatics than my courses in my OT training. Thank you!

The ability to participate in this intervention program was a blessing! I am so thankful for the opportunity.

The Spiral Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and as such your donation is tax deductible.

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