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:

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.
Free resources for adults and caregivers of children with SPD.
Audio only podcasts on a variety of introductory topics for professionals.
Resources and research studies on topics informing knowledge of SPD.


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.

Featured activities

A Sense-ational Celebration! 

Join us on Sept 23 to celebrate 40 years of our sister organization OTA The Koomar Center and the legacy of our co-founder Jane Koomar. Unable to join in person – you can still join the fun by participating in our online auction and/or raffle More event information here

Membership: Over 170 pre-recorded webinars, LiveTalks and self-study articles included and 20% discount on online courses, for a full year.  Join here: SPIRAL Individual Membership $149/year

LiveTalk: Mentoring in The Art of Therapy: Coregulation with Julie Robinson, OT. Sept 28, 2023, 7 – 8pm EST (recording available by Oct 2). Included in SPIRAL memberships. Non-members register here: $25

Live Online Course:

2023 Online Synchronous Courses


Dr. Teresa May-Benson, ScD, OTR/L, FAOTA

We are excited to offer 8 live online courses with internationally renowned speaker Dr Teresa May-Benson. Information on all courses can be found on our Current and Upcoming page when available.


Featured Products

A conversation with Teresa May-Benson, ScD, OTR/L, FAOTA Moderated by Robyn Carreras, MS, OTR/L Thursday, December 14, 2023 7 - View product.
Julie Robinson, OT Moderated by Robyn Carreras, MS, OTR/L Recorded Sept, 2023 LiveTalks are hour long discussions between an expert View product.
Zoe Mailloux, OTD, OTR/L, FAOTA Moderated by Robyn Carreras, MS, OTR/L Recorded July 2023 LiveTalks are hour long discussions between View product.
Anne Trecker, MS, OTR/L Moderated by Robyn Carreras, MS, OTR/L Originally recorded June, 2023 LiveTalks are hour long discussions between View product.
Beinhaltet Benutzerhandbuch, Bewertungsprogramm (ausfüllbares PDF-Formular oder PC-Microsoft Excel 2010), Jeweils 10 Selbstbefragungsbogen für Jugendliche/ Erwachsene zu ihrer Sensorischen Verarbeitung, Betreuer View product.
Der primäre Fragebogen für die Maßnahme. Es ist so konzipiert, dass es vom Erwachsenen oder Jugendlichen selbstständig oder mit Hilfestellung View product.
Entworfen als Alternative für den Selbstbefragungsbogen für Jugendliche/ Erwachsene zu ihrer Sensorischen Verarbeitung. Ausgefüllt von einem Elternteil, Erziehungsberechtigten oder einer View product.
Entwickelt, um wichtige Hintergrund-, medizinische und Entwicklungsinformationen zu erhalten, die für eine umfassende sensorische Integrationsbewertung erforderlich sind. Die Maßnahme umfasst View product.
Entwickelt, um ergänzen den Betreuer Fragebogen. Das kurzversion besteht aus 63 Elementen aus dem umfassendt Selbstbefragungsbogen für Jugendliche/ Erwachsene zu View product.
Featuring: Teresa A. May-Benson, ScD, OTR/L, FAOTA Originally recorded May 2023 Members will receive a 20% discount (applied at checkout). View product.

Recent Blog Posts

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What they’re saying…

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.

Brilliant and passionate

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.


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