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



Webinar: What’s the Prognosis?: Current State of Research on Long-Term Outcomes for Children with SPD

Live on Thursday, August 15, 2019 from 7:00pm to 8:00pm EST

Mentorship Training: Refining Praxis Intervention for Children with SPD: Intensive Mentorship Program

Live in Newton, MA from Monday, August 5 to Friday, August 9, 2019

One Day Course: SAFE PLACE: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Treating Children with Complex Trauma and Sensory Processing Disorder – A Training Program

Live in Newton, MA on Saturday, September 21, 2019

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









Foundations in Neuroscience

Sensory integration, developed by occupational therapist Dr. Jean Ayres, was founded on principles of neuroscience and provided a way to understand how sensory and motor processes impact behavior. A 2019 Article, Neural Foundations of Ayres Sensory Integration, explores current neuroscience research that informs core concepts of Ayres Sensory Integration. The article further discusses how this knowledge pertains to overall child development and how this understanding can inform intervention. Get your open-access copy by clicking HEREHERE

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Recent Blog Posts

My Sensory Motor

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...

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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!

Dr. Teresa May-Benson is an excellent teacher, she is brilliant, well organized and is passionate about the topics she presents.

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

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