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
LiveTalk: Mentoring in The Art of Therapy: Being Child-Led with Anne Trecker, MS, OTR/L. June 8, 2023, 7 – 8pm EST (recording available by June 12). Included in SPIRAL memberships.
Live Online Course: Clinical Assessment and Practical Interventions for Praxis: From Ideation to Execution with Dr. Teresa May-Benson, ScD, FAOTA, OTR/L. June 16 and 23, 2023, 4 – 11pm EST.
Webinar: Introduction to the Adult/Adolescent Sensory History© (ASH) with Dr. Teresa May-Benson, ScD, FAOTA, OTR/L. May 22, 2023, 11 – 1pm EST (recording available by May 25). Register here: $56 members / $70 non-members (Member discount applied at checkout).
Recent Blog Posts
Interoception: The Next Frontier in Sensory Processing
It is likely that, as an elementary schooler, you learned about the “five senses” of the body. Perhaps you did simple experiments exploring your body’s receptors for touch, taste, hearing, smell, and sight. Then, when you learned about sensory processing challenges,...
My Sensory Motor
Children with sensory processing disorder can be quite eloquent about describing their insights and reflections on their lived experiences with SPD. These insights can be valuable to parents and therapists as a means of increasing understanding and identifying ways to...
Providing an Equal Opportunity
When I tell people that I want to become an occupational therapist, I often get responses like, “What is that, therapy for the workplace?” While it is true that many occupational therapists (OTs) help adults recover from injuries so that they can go back to work, OTs...
What they’re saying…
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!
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.
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 ability to participate in this intervention program was a blessing! I am so thankful for the opportunity.