Current and Upcoming Courses

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: G.A.S.: Goal Attainment Scaling as a Meaningful Outcome Measure for Therapy Services

Teresa May-Benson, ScD, OTR/L, FAOTA. Available now!

Webinar: The Sensory Friendly Classroom Goes Home

Erin Flynn, MS, OTR/L. and Olivia Easterbrooks-Dick, MS, OTR/L

Thursday, October 29, 2020 11am – 12:30pm

LiveTalk: Addressing Oral Motor and Feeding Challenges through Telehealth

Lori Goodrich, OTR/L, C/NDT Thursday Nov 19, 2020. 7-8pm EST

LiveTalk: Supporting Parents: The Occupational Therapy Practitioner’s Role as Coach

Tess Guttadauro, MS, OTR/L. Available now!

CEU Article: Use of Interdisciplinary Motor/Speech Groups to Promote School Readiness in Young Children

Olivia Easterbrooks-Dick, MS, OTR/L and Abbey Craig, MS, OTR/L, Emily Lesher, MS-CCC-SLP and Jaymie Stavdal, MS, OTR/L. Available now!

Highlights

Research shows SI-OT services provided via telehealth are feasible, acceptable and effective.

Following analysis of clinical records, therapist survey, and family survey results of this program review suggest that providing SI-OT telehealth services is feasible and acceptable to clients, their families and occupational therapists. Therapists can address similar goal areas, occupations and performance skills as when in the clinic and in some cases are better able to engage and empower families in the home resulting in increased carryover of sensory strategies and techniques.

Read the full Blog post here

  

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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.

Thankful

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

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!

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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