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, advisors, and board of directors 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
- Support with participant recruitment
- Data analysis and consultation
- Research article writing and publication submission
- Consultation on writing articles and submitting for publication
- Consultation on professional conference proposals and developing presentations
- Literature reviews and article searches
- Provision of fidelity to sensory integration intervention fidelity checks.
For a free consultation to discuss the desired project and the scope of the SPIRAL Foundation’s involvement, contact Olivia Easterbrooks-Dick Olivia call (617) 969-4410 ext. 282
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.