Become a Spiral Foundation Research Affiliate
The Spiral Foundation is committed to expanding the body of research in sensory integration, and together we can make that happen! Our expert staff offers a wide range of research related activities to affiliates and partners, including:
- Development of research plans and design of studies
- Oversight and management of research projects
- Provision of staff for implementation of research projects
- Data analysis and consultation
- Research article writing and publication submission
- Consultation on writing articles and submitting for publication
- Literature reviews and article searches
- Provision of fidelity to Sensory Integration Intervention checks.
For a free consultation to discuss the desired project and the scope of the Spiral Foundation’s involvement, contact Teresa May-Benson at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (617) 969-4410 ext. 240.
OTA Koomar Center
Development of the SAFE PLACE program for children with trauma and attachment concerns; development of the FOCUS Program for Mealtime Success; longitudinal study examining sensory patterns in adults with SPD.
Sacred Heart University
Dr. Heather Miller Kuhanek: Collaborative study examining praxis and play in children with ASD.
Investigation of the effectiveness of the Sleep’n Sync Flexibility I program.
Boston College Campus School
Wendy Drobnyk and Karen Rocco: Consultation and fidelity to Ayres Sensory Integration® ratings for a SI intervention study on children with Rett’s Syndrome.
Dr. Paul Dizio: Collaboration on an NIH funded motor control study with children with autism.
Collaborative study examining the relationship of trauma and sensory processing in boys.
Drs. Ellen Cohn and Simone Gill: Collaborative studies on parent’s perspectives of their children with SPD and the relation of sensory processing problems and obesity and birth weight.
Integrated Listening Systems (iLs)
Development and implementation of a multi-site single case series effectiveness study of iLs with children with autism; development and implementation of a practitioner perceived effectiveness study of iLs programs.
LADDERS/Bridgewater State University/Saint Louis Zoo
Drs. Margaret Bauman and Ellen Ingmanson, Ingrid Porten: Examination of sensory processing problems in captive chimpanzees, development and implementation of a sensory integration-based intervention study with a captive chimpanzee.
Sensory Integration Research Collaborative (SIRC)
Development of a fidelity to Ayres Sensory Integration Intervention® measure.
Drs. Lucy Miller and Sarah Schoen: Multi-site study examining the reliability and validity of Goal Attainment Scaling.
Therapeutic Systems/Vayu Vest
Study development and planning, consultation, literature review.
Student projects involving analysis of existing Spiral Foundation data on adults with SPD.
Virginia Commonwealth University
Dr. Shelly Lane: Doctoral projects involving analysis of existing Spiral foundation data on the relationship of coping and sensory processing disorder.
Lise Faulise: Research consultation and data analysis.