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:

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.
Full courses, live and on-line, on a variety of introductory to advanced topics.
Presentations on a variety of intermediate topics for parents and professionals.
Audio only podcasts on a variety of introductory topics for professionals.
Free resources for adults and caregivers of children with SPD.
Resources and research studies on topics informing knowledge of SPD.


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

Three Day Course: Essentials of Administration of Sensory Integration Assessments

Live in Newton, MA from Friday, July 26 to Sunday, July 28, 2019

LiveTalk: The OT/Teacher Partnership: Effectively Supporting Students in Inclusive Environments

 Live on Monday, July 29, 2019 from 7:00pm to 8:00pm EST

Mentorship Training: Refining Praxis Intervention for Children with SPD: Intensive Mentorship Program

 Live in Newton, MA from Monday, August 5 to Friday, August 9, 2019

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





Implementing Evidence-Based Practice

A new article, Occupational Therapy Interventions for Children and Youth with Challenges in Sensory Integration and Sensory Processing: A School-Based Practice Case Example, highlights occupational therapy assessment, intervention, and outcomes of a child with Autism and sensory integration and processing difficulties. This case study was designed to demonstrate how to practically utilize findings of a 2018 systematic review regarding the outcomes of several types of occupational therapy interventions. Get your open-access copy by clicking HEREHERE

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Recent Blog Posts

My Sensory Motor

Children with sensory processing disorder can be quite eloquent about describing their insights and reflections on their lived experiences with SPD. These insights can be valuable to parents and therapists as a means of increasing understanding and identifying ways to...

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What they’re saying…

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!

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

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

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.

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

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