The 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.
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.
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
Live Online Course: Trauma, Sensory Integration, and Behavior: What’s the Connection? with Dr. Teresa May-Benson, ScD, OTR/L, FAOTA. May 13, 2023, 9 – 4pm EST
176 members / $220 (Member discount applied at checkout).
LiveTalk: Mentoring in The Art of Therapy: Promoting Motivation, Engagement, and Fun with Sarah Sawyer, MA, OTR/L. May 4, 2023, 7 – 8pm EST (recording available by May 8)
Included in SPIRAL memberships, $25 non-members.
Webinar: Introduction to the Adult/Adolescent Sensory History© (ASH) with Dr. Teresa May-Benson, ScD, OTR/L, FAOTA. May 2023,
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...
The FOCUS Program for Mealtime Success
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...
Sneaky Fine Motor Activity May – POP TUBES and POM-POMS
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…
Brilliant and passionate
Dr. Teresa May-Benson is an excellent teacher, she is brilliant, well organized and is passionate about the topics she presents.
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.
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!