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.
Applying the Choosing Wisely(R) Recommendations with the Adult Population using the Sensory Integration Frame of Reference: Assessment. A conversation between Teresa May-Benson, ScD, OTR/L, FAOTA and Erin Flynn, MS, OTR/L.
Applying the Choosing Wisely(R) Recommendations with the Adult Population using the Sensory Integration Frame of Reference: Intervention A conversation between Teresa May-Benson, ScD, OTR/L, FAOTA and Erin Flynn, MS, OTR/L.
Membership. Access over 170 pre-recorded webinars, LiveTalks and self-study articles, including the 2 LiveTalks above, for a full year.
Online Course: Sensory Integration, It’s Not Just for Kids: Working with Adults with SPD. A 6 hour online course presented by Dr. Teresa May-Benson, ScD, OTR/L, FAOTA.
Adult/ adolescent Sensory History
The primary purpose of the Adult/ adolescent Sensory History (ASH) is to assist in the identification of adults and adolescents who experience difficulties processing and integrating sensory information. The second purpose is to assist therapists in clinical reasoning when creating interventions for these individuals by identifying specific sensory and motor need areas based on self or caregiver report.
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.
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.
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!