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.
Live on Thursday, August 15, 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
Live in Newton, MA on Saturday, September 21, 2019
Live in Newton, MA from Sunday, January 19 to Thursday, January 23, 2020
Foundations in Neuroscience
Sensory integration, developed by occupational therapist Dr. Jean Ayres, was founded on principles of neuroscience and provided a way to understand how sensory and motor processes impact behavior. A 2019 Article, Neural Foundations of Ayres Sensory Integration, explores current neuroscience research that informs core concepts of Ayres Sensory Integration. The article further discusses how this knowledge pertains to overall child development and how this understanding can inform intervention. Get your open-access copy by clicking HERE. HERE
Recent Blog Posts
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
What they’re saying…
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.
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!