Current and Upcoming Courses
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.
Teresa May-Benson, ScD, OTR/L, FAOTA. Available now!
Erin Flynn, MS, OTR/L. and Olivia Easterbrooks-Dick, MS, OTR/L
Lori Goodrich, OTR/L, C/NDT Thursday Nov 19, 2020. 7-8pm EST
Tess Guttadauro, MS, OTR/L. Available now!
Olivia Easterbrooks-Dick, MS, OTR/L and Abbey Craig, MS, OTR/L, Emily Lesher, MS-CCC-SLP and Jaymie Stavdal, MS, OTR/L. Available now!
Research shows SI-OT services provided via telehealth are feasible, acceptable and effective.
Following analysis of clinical records, therapist survey, and family survey results of this program review suggest that providing SI-OT telehealth services is feasible and acceptable to clients, their families and occupational therapists. Therapists can address similar goal areas, occupations and performance skills as when in the clinic and in some cases are better able to engage and empower families in the home resulting in increased carryover of sensory strategies and techniques.
Recent Blog Posts
Feasibility, Acceptability, and Effectiveness of a Sensory Integration Occupational Therapy Clinic Telehealth Program: A Program Review
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, in Spring 2020 OTA the Koomar Center (OTA), developed a novel program to deliver Sensory Integration occupational therapy (SI-OT) and speech and language pathology (SLP) services via telehealth. This telehealth model uses a...
Looking for a comprehensive approach to supporting individuals who experience eating and mealtime challenges? Get to know The FOCUS Program for Eating and Mealtime Success, a systematic and whole-body approach that supports clients of all ages to expand their food...
Pop tubes are a great beginner fine motor tool as they require 2 hands to pull them apart to make a sound while providing a global grasp opportunity. If your client has mastered symmetrical bilateral motor control add in a pom-pom for them to drop in through...
What they’re saying…
The ability to participate in this intervention program was a blessing! I am so thankful for the opportunity.
Brilliant and passionate
Dr. Teresa May-Benson is an excellent teacher, she is brilliant, well organized and is passionate about the topics she presents.
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!
Memorable and applicable
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.