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.
Online Course: Essentials of Sensory Integration Intervention
Available from Thursday, October 10 to Monday, December 9, 2019
Live on Monday, October 21, 2019 from 7:00pm – 8:00pm EST
Live in Newton, MA on Saturday, November 2 & Sunday, November 3, 2019
Live in Newton, MA from Sunday, January 19 to Thursday, January 23, 2020
State of the Science with Sensory Integration Research with Children and Youth
Sensory integration and processing challenges impact individuals’ participation across the lifespan. Occupational therapists providing sensory integration and processing assessment and intervention require the completion of rigorous research to best inform their work and provide effective services. This 2017 editorial, State of the Science with Sensory Integration Research with Children and Youth, reviews key issues needing consideration for future research. Get your open-access copy by clicking HERE.
Recent Blog Posts
Check out the “Sneaky Fine Motor” activity of the month.
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,...
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...
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.
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.
The ability to participate in this intervention program was a blessing! I am so thankful for the opportunity.