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:
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.
Free resources for adults and caregivers of children with SPD.
Audio only podcasts on a variety of introductory topics for professionals.
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.
Membership. Over 170 pre-recorded webinars, LiveTalks and self-study articles included and 20% discount on online courses, for a full year.
Join here: SPIRAL Individual Membership $149/year
Live Online Course: Trauma, Sensory Integration, and Behavior: What’s the Connection? with Dr. Teresa May-Benson, ScD, OTR/L, FAOTA. May 13, 2023, 9 – 4pm EST
176 members / $220 (Member discount applied at checkout).
LiveTalk: Mentoring in The Art of Therapy: Promoting Motivation, Engagement, and Fun with Sarah Sawyer, MA, OTR/L. May 4, 2023, 7 – 8pm EST (recording available by May 8)
Included in SPIRAL memberships, $25 non-members.
Webinar: Introduction to the Adult/Adolescent Sensory History© (ASH) with Dr. Teresa May-Benson, ScD, OTR/L, FAOTA. May 2023,
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...
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...
Fine Motor Activity of the Month – February
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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.
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!
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.