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:

Unique 5-day advanced mentorship programs focusing on hands-on experience to assist development of clinical reasoning skills and better implementation of assessments and interventions.
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.
Audio only podcasts on a variety of introductory topics for professionals.
Free resources for adults and caregivers of children with SPD.
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.

Upcoming Events

Online Course: Essentials of Sensory Integration Intervention

Available until Monday, December 9, 2019

Two Day Course: Essentials of Sensory Integration Intervention

Live in Newton, MA on Saturday, January 11 & Sunday, January 12, 2020

Mentorship Training: Sensory Integration Intervention for Children with Visual-Vestibular Integration Problems

Live in Newton, MA from Sunday, January 19 to Thursday, January 23, 2020



Recommendations for Working with Individuals with DCD

Functional difficulties with participation in daily life activities secondary to Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) is a frequent reason for referral to occupational therapy services. A 2019 article, initiated by the European Academy of Childhood Disability, discusses recommendations for the definition, diagnosis, assessment, intervention, and psychosocial aspects of DCD. Literature reviews were conducted to inform updates to previous recommendations and new recommendations were developed based on current evidence. Stay up to date with the current evidence and recommendations for DCD and get your open-access copy of the article by clicking HERE.


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What they’re saying…

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!

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

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