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.
Choosing Wisely(R): Applying the Choosing Wisely(R) Recommendations with Individuals with Reflex Integration Challenges Assessment. A conversation between Patti Oetter, MA, OTR/L, FAOTA, Jaymie Stavdal, MS, OTR/L and Erin Flynn, MS, OTR/L.
Register here: Listen live Thursday December 16th, 7 – 8 pm EST (Recording will be made available to all participants within 4 days). FREE!
Membership. Access over 170 pre-recorded webinars, LiveTalks and self-study articles, including the 2 LiveTalks above, for a full year.
Online Course: SAFE PLACE: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Treating Children with Complex Trauma and Sensory Processing Disorder – A Training Program. Sarah Sawyer, MA, OTR/L and Dr. Teresa May-Benson, ScD, OTR/L, FAOTA.
Webinar: Primitive Reflexes/Primary Movement Patterns: Exploring Implications for Evaluation and Integration. Jaymie Stavdal, MS, OTR/L.
Webinar: Primitive Reflexes/Primary Movement Patterns: A Deeper Understanding of Postural Development. Jaymie Stavdal, MS, OTR/L.
Feasibility, Acceptability, and Effectiveness of a Sensory Integration
Occupational Therapy Clinic Telehealth Program
Congratulations to Olivia Easterbrooks-Dick, OT, MS, OTR and Sarah Sawyer, OT, MA, OTR on their presentation at the MAOT Virtual Conference 2021.Inter-Rater Reliability of Goal Attainment Scaling with Children with Sensory Processing Disorder (May-Benson et al., 2021). Download here
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…
Brilliant and passionate
Dr. Teresa May-Benson is an excellent teacher, she is brilliant, well organized and is passionate about the topics she presents.
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!