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, March 28, 2019 from 12:30pm to 1:30pm EST
Online Course: Essentials of Sensory Integration Theory
Available until Monday, April 1, 2019
Live on Monday, April 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
Ayres Sensory Integration Intervention is an Evidence-Based Practice
A new article, A Systematic Review of Ayres Sensory Integration Intervention for Children with Autism, published in Autism Research identifies Ayres Sensory Integration Intervention as an evidenced-based practice according to the criteria set forth by the Council for Exceptional Children. This ground-breaking article will provide significant support for the use of ASI intervention with children with ASD. Get your open-access copy by clicking HERE.
Recent Blog Posts
Check out the “Sneaky Fine Motor” activity of the month.read more
It is likely that, as an elementary schooler, you learned about the “five senses” of the body. Perhaps you did simple experiments exploring your body’s receptors for touch, taste, hearing, smell, and sight. Then, when you learned about sensory processing challenges,...read more
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...read more
What they’re saying…
Dr. Teresa May-Benson is an excellent teacher, she is brilliant, well organized and is passionate about the topics she presents.
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.
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 ability to participate in this intervention program was a blessing! I am so thankful for the opportunity.