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:

→ INTENSIVES
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.
→ COURSES  
Full courses, live and on-line, on a variety of introductory to advanced topics.
 WEBINARS
Presentations on a variety of intermediate topics for parents and professionals.
→ LIVETALKS
Audio only podcasts on a variety of introductory topics for professionals.
→ TOOLKITS
Free resources for adults and caregivers of children with SPD.
→ RESEARCH
Resources and research studies on topics informing knowledge of SPD.

Welcome!

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

LiveTalk: OT and SLP: Working Together to Explore Language in Sensory Integration

Live on Monday, March 4, 2019 from 7:00pm to 8:00pm EST

 

Online Course: Essentials of Sensory Integration Theory

Available until Monday, April 1, 2019

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

 

 

 

Highlights

Ayres Sensory Integration Intervention is an Evidence-Based Practice

A new article, A Systematic Review of Ayres Sensory Integration Intervention for Children with Autismpublished in Autism Research  identifies Ayres Sensory Integration Intervention as an evidenced-based practice according to the criteria set forth by the Council for Exceptional Children. This ground-breaking article will provide significant support for the use of ASI intervention with children with ASD. Get your open-access copy by clicking HERE.

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Recent Blog Posts

Providing an Equal Opportunity

When I tell people that I want to become an occupational therapist, I often get responses like, “What is that, therapy for the workplace?” While it is true that many occupational therapists (OTs) help adults recover from injuries so that they can go back to work, OTs...

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What they’re saying…

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.

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.

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

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