Current and Upcoming Courses
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.
Teresa May-Benson, ScD, OTR/L, FAOTA. Available now!
Erin Flynn, MS, OTR/L. and Olivia Easterbrooks-Dick, MS, OTR/L
Thursday, October 29, 2020 11am – 12:30pm
Lori Goodrich, OTR/L, C/NDT Thursday Nov 19, 2020. 7-8pm EST
Tess Guttadauro, MS, OTR/L. Available now!
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!
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.
Recent Blog Posts
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 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.
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!
Brilliant and passionate
Dr. Teresa May-Benson is an excellent teacher, she is brilliant, well organized and is passionate about the topics she presents.