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:

→ 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.
→ TOOLKITS
Free resources for adults and caregivers of children with SPD.
→ LIVETALKS
Audio only podcasts on a variety of introductory topics for professionals.
→ 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.

Featured Activities

Online Course:

Essentials of Praxis for Children with Autism

Teresa May-Benson, ScD, OTR/L, FAOTA 

Registration Available December 15, 2020 – January 14, 2021

Participants will have 60 days to complete the course.

In this course Dr. May-Benson will present the key aspects needed for effective intervention to facilitate praxis, imitation, and play skills in autistic children.

Register today! $200

2021 LiveTalk Series

Choosing Wisely(R): Applying the AOTA Recommendations using Sensory Integration with Diverse Populations

Ten conservations with leading experts on how to apply the recommendations made by AOTA while using the Sensory Integration Frame of Reference within diverse populations. 

Individual LiveTalks cost $25, register for the full series to receive a 40% discount. 2021 LiveTalk Series $149

 

Highlights

Introduction to the FOCUS Program for Eating and Mealtime Success

 

  

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Recent Blog Posts

Sneaky Fine Motor Activity – April

Magic Rainbow Puzzle balls are a great way to work on finger dexterity and strength as you work to push the colorful balls into their matching holes. Additionally, they are a great bilateral activity as they require one to use a stabilizing hand while the other hand...

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Sneaky Fine Motor Activity – March

Sneaky Fine Motor Activity for March: Fill the Pot of Gold   Laminate small gold coins and a pot of gold. Attach small dots of velcro to the backs of the coins and the pot, alternating the type of velcro dot so that you can also stick the coins together, small round...

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What they’re saying…

Memorable and applicable

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.

Phenomenal

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!

Thankful

The ability to participate in this intervention program was a blessing! I am so thankful for the opportunity.

Brilliant and passionate

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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