Commitment to Research

Research Archive

The Spiral Foundation is committed to conducting research which aims to improve the lives of individuals with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) and their families. Our research programs primarily contribute to improved understanding of SPD, assessment development and investigation of efficacy of treatment modalities.

If you have any questions about past or current Spiral Foundation research projects, or are interested in participating in any of the studies detailed below, please contact our Research Assistant Alison Teasdale at research@thespiralfoundation.org and (617) 969-4410 ext. 267.  You may also contact our Executive Director, Teresa May-Benson at tmaybenson@thespiralfoundation.org and (617) 969-4410 ext. 240.

The Spiral Foundation has an active research program dedicated to conducting research that supports understanding of sensory integration.  On this page you will find summaries and resources on research projects and papers completed by the Spiral Foundation and its staff.  It is not meant to be a comprehensive archive of sensory integration literature but a reference for work conducted by the Spiral Foundation and its members.

Adults with Sensory Processing Disorder

Cates, J., Laurendi, K., Rappaport, S., Rider, A., Stern, A., Koomar, J. Adult Sensory Sensitivities: Daily Occupations and Coping Strategies, Poster presented at the Massachusetts Association of Occupational Therapy.

May-Benson, T.  (June, 2011).  Understanding the occupational therapy needs of adults with sensory processing disorder.  OT Practice,16(10). 13-18. [PDF]

May-Benson, T. A. (2009). An Intensive Integrated Sensory Integration- Based Occupational Therapy Intervention Program for Adults with Sensory Processing Disorder. OT Practice 14(10), 16-19. [PDF]

May-Benson, T. & Champagne, T. (2011).  Occupational Therapy Using a Sensory Integration-Based Approach with Adult Populations.  Bethesda, MD:  The American Occupational Therapy Association. [PDF]

May-Benson, T. & Kinnealey, M.  (2012).  An approach to assessment of and intervention for adults with sensory processing disorder.  OT Practice, 17(7), CE-1 – CE-8. [PDF]

 

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Working With Adolescents With Feeding Challenges

Using a sensory integration lens, webinar participants will learn how they can best support their adolescent clients who experience challenges with feeding, meal planning/preparation, and engagement in social eating situations.

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What’s the Prognosis?: Current State of Research on Long-Term Outcomes for Children with SPD

This webinar will review the current literature on sensory processing in adults and follow-up studies with children along with a discussion of the strengths and limitations of the research.

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Sensory Integration, It’s Not Just for Kids: Working with Adults with SPD

This six hour course will present a framework for the assessment and intervention for adults with sensory integration and sensory processing disorders.

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Advances in Understanding and Treating Adults and Adolescents with ASD

This LiveTalk will discuss the unique sensory and motor needs which may interfere with the daily life functioning skills of adults and adolescents.

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Development of the Adult/Adolescent Sensory History

Amin-Arsala, T., Dunwell, C., Smith-Howe, A., Valliere, E., Weber, B., May-Benson, T. A. Performance of Typical Adults on the Adult/Adolescent Sensory History. Poster presented at the Massachusetts Association for Occupational Therapy Annual Conference, Norwood, MA, October 29, 2015. 

Barker, M.S., Burke L.J., Easterbrooks-Dick, O.K., Kane, A. W., Savrann, J. N., & May-Benson, T. A. Concurrent Validity of the Adult/Adolescent Sensory History. Poster presented at the Massachusetts Association for Occupational Therapy Annual Conference, Norwood, MA, November 7, 2014 and at the American Occupational Therapy Association, Nashville, TN, April 18, 2015. [PDF]

Holland, C. & May-Benson, T. Discriminant Validity of the Adult/Adolescent Sensory History.  Poster presented at the American Occupational Therapy Association, Nashville, TN, April 17, 2015.

 

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Working With Adolescents With Feeding Challenges

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$25.00

What’s the Prognosis?: Current State of Research on Long-Term Outcomes for Children with SPD

This webinar will review the current literature on sensory processing in adults and follow-up studies with children along with a discussion of the strengths and limitations of the research.

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Sensory Integration, It’s Not Just for Kids: Working with Adults with SPD

This six hour course will present a framework for the assessment and intervention for adults with sensory integration and sensory processing disorders.

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Advances in Understanding and Treating Adults and Adolescents with ASD

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Development of the Fidelity Measure of Ayres Sensory Integration Intervention

May-Benson, T.A., et al. (2014). Inter-Rater Reliability and Discriminative Validity of the Structural Elements of the Ayres Sensory Integration® Intervention Fidelity Measure©. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 68(5), 506-513. Click for Link

May-Benson, T.A., Mailloux Z., Parham D., & Smith Roley S. Fidelity in Sensory Integration: Using Research to Guide Professional Practice and Development. Poster presented at the American Occupational Therapy Association, Baltimore, MD, April 3, 2014. [PDF]

Parham, L. D., Cohn, E., Spitzer, S., Koomar, J., Miller, L., Burke, J., Brett-Green, B., Mailloux, Z., May-Benson, T., et al.  (2007).  Fidelity in Sensory Integration Intervention Research.  American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 61, 216-227.

Parham, L.D., Mailloux, Z., May-Benson, T.A., Smith Roley, S. Use of the Ayres Sensory Integration® Intervention Fidelity Measure to Teach Entry-Level and Post-Professional Students. Poster presented at the AOTA Educational Summit, Denver, CO. October 18, 2015. [PDF]

Parham, L. D., Roley, S. S., May-Benson, T. A., Koomar, J., Brett-Green, B., Burke, J. P., Cohn, E, S., Mailloux, Z., Miller, L., Schaaf, R. C., et al. (2011). Development of a Fidelity Measure for Research on Effectiveness of Ayres Sensory Integration ® Intervention. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 65:133-142; doi:10.5014/ajot.2011.000745. [PDF]

 

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OT and Dieticians: Partnering for Healthy Relationships with Feeding Clients

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Working With Adolescents With Feeding Challenges

Using a sensory integration lens, webinar participants will learn how they can best support their adolescent clients who experience challenges with feeding, meal planning/preparation, and engagement in social eating situations.

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The OT and Parent Partnership: Building a Foundation of Understanding

This LiveTalk will discuss how to successfully collaborate with parents and guardians on implementation of sensory-based interventions and strategies for supporting families.

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The OT/Teacher Partnership: Effectively Supporting Students in Inclusive Environments

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Assessment Tools for Sensory Integration and Praxis

 Lane, S. J., Ivey, C. K., & May-Benson, T. A. (2014). Test of Ideational Praxis (TIP): Preliminary findings and interrater and test–retest reliability with preschoolers. American Journal of Occupational Therapy68(5), 555-561. [PDF]

Ivey, C. K., Lane, S. J., & May-Benson, T. A. (2014). Interrater reliability and developmental norms in preschoolers for the Motor Planning Maze Assessment (MPMA). American Journal of Occupational Therapy68(5), 539-545. [PDF]

May-Benson, T. & Cermak, S. (2007).  Development of an Assessment for Ideational Praxis.  American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 61, 148-153. [PDF]

May-Benson, T. & Koomar, J.  (2007).  Identifying Gravitational Insecurity in Children.  American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 61, 142-147. [PDF]

May-Benson, T. Lauchlan, C., Salazar, M., Polshuk, H., Rogers, C., & Sherman, S. Ideational Praxis and Playfulness in Children With and Without ASD. Poster presented at the American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA, April 1, 2017. [PDF]

May-Benson, T. & Friel, S. Relationships between Narrative Language Skills and Ideational Praxis in Children. Poster presented at the American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA, March 31, 2017. [PDF]

May-Benson, T.A. & Teasdale, A. Inter-Rater Reliability and Test-Retest Reliability of the Sensory Integration Clinical Observations. Poster presented at the American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah. April, 20 2018. [PDF]

 

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Supporting the Parent-Child Relationship: Working with Children with Sensory Processing Challenges

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Assessment of Behaviors in Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder

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Clinical Reasoning for Addressing Oral Motor and Mealtime Behaviors in Sensory Integration

This LiveTalk will discuss the clinical reasoning process behind the assessment and intervention of oral motor and mealtime behaviors in children with sensory processing problems using the comprehensive FOCUS Program approach.

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Essentials of Sensory Integration Assessment Part Two: Assessment of Foundational Mechanisms and Praxis

This course will provide participants with a solid foundation for clinical assessment of foundational mechanisms of postural-ocular skills and respiration as well as praxis functions.

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Ayres Sensory Integration® as an Evidence-Based Intervention

May-Benson, T. A. (2012, September). Locating evidence for practice of occupational therapy using a sensory integration frame of reference. Sensory Integration Special Interest Section Quarterly, 35(3), 1–4. [PDF]

May-Benson, T. A., & Koomar, J. A. (2008). AOTA’s Centennial Vision and the sensory integration frame of reference. Sensory Integration Special Interest Section Quarterly, 31(1), 1–4. [PDF]

May-Benson, T. A., & Koomar, J. A. (2010). Evidenced-Based Systematic Review of the Efficacy of Sensory Integrative Intervention for Children. American Journal of Occupational Therapy. 64(3), 403-414; doi:10.5014/ajot.2010.09071. [PDF]

Schaaf, R.C., Benevides, T., Blanche, E.I., Brett-Green, B.A., Burke, J.P., Cohn, E.S., Koomar, J.,  Lane, S.J., Miller, L.J., May-Benson, T.A., Parham, D., & Schoen, S.A. (2010). Parasympathetic functions in children with sensory processing disorder. Frontiers of Integrative Neuroscience, 4(4). [PDF]

Schaaf, R. C., Burke, J. P., Cohn, E. C., May-Benson, T. A., Schoen, S., Roley, S. S., Lane, S. J., Parham, L. D., Mailloux, Z. (2014). The Issue Is: The State of Measurement in Occupational Therapy Using Sensory Integration. American Journal of Occupational Therapy. [PDF]

Schaaf, R., Dumont, R., Arbesman, M. & May-Benson, T. (2018). Efficacy of Occupational Therapy using Ayres Sensory Integration: A Systematic Review. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 72(1).

Schaaf, R. C., Schoen, S., May-Benson, T. A., Parham, L. D., Lane, S. J., Roley, S. S., Mailloux, Z. (2015). State of the science: A roadmap for research in sensory integration. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 69, 1-8. [PDF]

Schaaf, R. C., Schoen, S. A., Smith Roley, S., Lane, S. J., Koomar, J. A., & May-Benson, T. A. (2010). A frame of reference for sensory integration. In P. Kramer, & J. Hinojosa (Eds.), Frames of reference for pediatric occupational therapy (3rd ed., pp. 99). Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins.

 

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Advances in Effectiveness of Ayres Sensory Integration® Using the Data-Driven Decision Making Model with Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

In this LiveTalk Dr. Roseann Schaaf will discuss the results of her ground-breaking randomized controlled trial on the effectiveness of Ayres Sensory Integration Intervention® with children with autism and will describe the clinical reasoning model she developed for the study.

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Evidence-Based Practice of Sensory Integration

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Intervention Dosage and Ayres Sensory Integration®: The Current State of Knowledge

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Coping Skills and Sensory Integration

May-Benson, T.  (2000, November 20).  Examining Coping Skills in Children with Sensory Integration.  OT Practice, American Occupational Therapy Association.

May-Benson, T. Sensory Processing and Coping Skills in Children with Sensory Integrative Dysfunction.  Poster presented at the American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Indianapolis, Indiana, April 16 – 20, 1999.

 

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Interoception, Sensory Processing and Self-Regulation

This webinar will present information on what interoception is, its neurobiological foundations and how it relates to common areas of dysfunction in children with sensory integration challenges.

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Sensory Integration Activities for Parents and Therapists

This video with Dr. Teresa May-Benson demonstrates a variety of treatment activities for parents and therapists for over ten pieces of primarily non-suspended and easy to use or make equipment.

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SAFE PLACE

This video presents practical information that blends attachment and sensory integration strategies to assist children in their sensory-motor, emotional and cognitive development.

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Early Development, Play and Sensory Integration

May-Benson, T. Lauchlan, C., Salazar, M., Polshuk, H., Rogers, C., & Sherman, S. Ideational Praxis and Playfulness in Children With and Without ASD. Poster presented at the American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA, April 1, 2017. [PDF]

Hung, M., Lin, N., Quinn, J., Savla, P., Smith, D., May-Benson, T.A. Jarrold, Boucher, and Smith Play Scenario: Inter-rater Reliability with Preschoolers. Poster presented at the Massachusetts Association of Occupational Therapy, Norwood, MA, October 29, 2015. [PDF]

May-Benson, T.A., Koomar, J.A., and Teasdale, A. (2009). Incidence of pre-, peri-, and post-natal birth and developmental problems of children with sensory processing disorder and children with autism spectrum disorder. Frontiers of Integrative Neuroscience, 3(31). [PDF]

May-Benson, T. Sensory Processing in Children with ADD and Sensory Integrative Dysfunction:  A Comparison with Typical Peers.  Poster presented at the Neurobehavioral Rehabilitation Research Center, Fifth Annual Research Colloquium, Boston University, Boston, MA, May 5, 1997.

 

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OT and Early Intervention Team Collaboration: Finding Your Place on the Team

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Using Ayres Sensory Integration Intervention in Early Intervention

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Advances in Early Identification of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

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Early Identification of Autism

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Goal Attainment Scaling

Mailloux, Z., May-Benson, T., et al. (2007).  The Issue Is:  Goal Attainment Scaling as a Measure of Meaningful Outcomes for Children with Sensory Integration Disorders.  American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 61, 254-259. [PDF]

 

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

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Gravitational Insecurity

May-Benson, T. & Koomar, J.  (2007). Identifying Gravitational Insecurity in Children.  American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 61, 142-147. [PDF]

May-Benson, T.A. & Teasdale, A. The State of Understanding of Gravitational Insecurity: A Scoping Review. Poster presented at the American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah. April, 19 2018. [PDF]

May-Benson, T. Teasdale, A., Gentile, . Gravitational Insecurity in Children. Poster presented at the American Occupational Therapy Association, Chicago, IL, April 8, 2016. [PDF]

May-Benson, T., Teasdale, A., Santos, W. Gravitational Insecurity in Adults. Poster presented at the American Occupational Therapy Association, Chicago, IL, April 8, 2016.

May-Benson, T., et al.. Normal Performance of 2-4 year old Children on a Gravitational Insecurity Assessment.  Poster presented at the  Neurobehavioral Rehabilitation Research Center, Second Annual Research Colloquium, Boston University, Boston, MA; Research Institute, Can-AM Occupational Therapy Association Conference, Boston, MA; Massachusetts Association for Occupational Therapy Conference, Marlboro, MA. 1994.

 

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Identifying and Treating Gravitational Insecurity in Children and Adults with SPD

This webinar will discuss how to identify and assess gravitational insecurity in children and adults and differentiate it from other postural and vestibular dysfunctions.

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The Evidence for Gravitational Insecurity as a Sensory Integration Dysfunction

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Obesity, Physical Fitness and Sensory Integration

Cermak, S., Bandini, L., Song, L., Tybor, D., Curtin, C., Gleason, J., Teasdale, A., May-Benson, T., & Munoz, M.  Body Mass Index in Children with Developmental Coordination Disorder.  Poster presented at the Massachusetts Association for Occupational Therapy Annual Conference, Westford, MA, October 27, 2006. [PDF]

Gill, S. V., May-Benson, T. A., Teasdale, A., & Munsell, E. G. (2013). Birth and developmental correlates of birth weight in a sample of children with potential sensory processing disorder. BMC pediatrics13(1), 29. [PDF]

 

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Advances in Understanding and Treating Play from a Sensory Integrative Perspective in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

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Improving Social Interaction and Play Skills in Children with Autism

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Parenting and Sensory Integration

Cohn, E., May-Benson, T., & Teasdale, A. (2011).  The relationship between behaviors associated with sensory processing and parental sense of competence.  OTJR:  Occupation, Participation, Health. DOI: 10.3928/15394492-20110304-01. [PDF]

Cohn, E., Schub, J., Kramer, J., & May-Benson, T. (2014).  Parents’ explanatory models and hopes for outcomes of occupational therapy using a sensory integration approach.  American Journal of Occupational Therapy. [PDF]

Turner, K.A., Cohn, E.S., & Koomar, J. (2012) Mothering when mothers and children both have sensory processing challenges. British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 75(10), 449-455.

 

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Supporting Parents of Children with Sensory Processing Challenges: In and Out of the Clinic

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Promoting Eating in the Picky Eater

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Praxis: Ideational Praxis and Motor Planning

Ivey, C. K., Lane, S. J. & May-Benson, T. A. (2014). Inter-rater Reliability and Developmental Norms in Preschoolers for the Motor Planning Maze Assessment. American Journal of Occupational Therapy.

Lane, S. J., Ivey, C. K., & May-Benson, T. A. (2014).  Test of Ideational Praxis:  Preliminary Findings, Inter-rater and Test-retest Reliability in Preschoolers. American Journal of Occupational Therapy. [PDF]

May-Benson, T. Inter-Rater Reliability of a Test of Ideational Praxis for Children.  Poster presented at the Neurobehavioral Rehabilitation Research Center, Sixth Annual Research Colloquium, Boston University, Boston, MA, May 2, 1998.

May-Benson, T. & Cermak, S. (2007).  Development of an Assessment for Ideational Praxis.  American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 61, 148-153. [PDF]

May-Benson, T. & Friel, S. Relationships between Narrative Language Skills and Ideational Praxis in Children. Poster presented at the American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA, March 31, 2017. [PDF]

May-Benson, T. Lauchlan, C., Salazar, M., Polshuk, H., Rogers, C., & Sherman, S. Ideational Praxis and Playfulness in Children With and Without ASD. Poster presented at the American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA, April 1, 2017. [PDF]

 

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Clinical Reasoning for Praxis Assessment and Intervention

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Autism Spectrum Disorder, Motor Performance, and Praxis: A Primer

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Advances in Understanding and Treating Play from a Sensory Integrative Perspective in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

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SAFE PLACE, Sensory Integration, Trauma, Attachment and Mental Health

Holland, C. & May-Benson, T.A. (2014).  Rationale for Integrating Attachment, Trauma, and Sensory Integration Theory: Spiral Foundation Self Study Series-Article. Newton, MA: Spiral Foundation. [PDF]

May-Benson, T. (March 17, 2016). OTA The Koomar Center White Paper:  A Sensory Integration-Based Perspective to Trauma-Informed Care for Children. Newton, MA: OTA the Koomar Center. [PDF]

May-Benson, T. & Sawyer, S. SAFE PLACE: A Collaborative Sensory Integration-Based Approach to Treating Trauma. The Rudd-REFCA 2016 Conference:  New Worlds of Adoption & Foster Care: Thriving on the Frontline, UMass Amherst, Amherst, MA, May 13, 2016. [PDF]

May-Benson, T. & Sawyer, S. SAFE PLACE: Research Summary. Poster presented at the Association for Occupational Therapy Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, UT, April 20, 2018.

May-Benson, T. & Teasdale, A. (May 24, 2016). SAFE PLACE: Construct Validity Through Video Review – Project Summary. Newton, MA: The Spiral Foundation. [PDF]

May-Benson, T. & Teasdale, A. (April 13, 2017). The SAFE PLACE Program: A Program Review – Interim Project Summary. Newton, MA: The Spiral Foundation. [PDF]

 

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Treatment Strategies for Self Regulation in Children

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Addressing Trauma in Residential and School Settings

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The Sensory Connection: Body/Mind Approaches to Treatment of Mental Health Concerns

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Sensory-Based Interventions

Kimball, J. G. & May-Benson, T. A. (2013).  Complementary Sensory-Based Interventions in Occupational Therapy Using a Sensory Integration Approach, OT Practice 18(22), CE-1-8.

May-Benson, T. A., Carley, K., Szklut, S., & Schoen, S. (2013, June). Sound therapy: A complementary intervention for individuals with sensory integration and processing disorders, part II. Sensory Integration Special Interest Section Quarterly, 36(2), 1–4. [PDF]

May-Benson, T., & Schoen, S. Effectiveness of the Integrated Listening System for Children with Autism and Sensory Processing Disorder.  Poster presented at the American Occupational Therapy Association, San Diego, CA, April 25, 2013. [PDF]

 

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Building a Sensory Toolbox: Sensory Diets, What They Are, and How to Use Them

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Sensory Integration and Primates

Ingmanson, I. (2014, November). Project Holly: Can human-based behavioral therapy help a chimpanzee? Bridgewater Review, 33(2), 4 – 7. 

Ingmanson, E.J., May-Benson, T. A., & Bauman, M. L. Behavioral Comparisons with Peers for a Young Adult Female Chimpanzee (Pan Troglodytes) following Application of Sensory Integration Therapy. Poster presented at the American Association of Physical Anthropologists, St. Louis, MO, March 25-29, 2015. [PDF]

Ingmanson, E. J., May-Benson, T. A., Braccini, I., Hunnicutt, T., & Bauman M. L. Application of Human-Based Sensory Integration Therapy for Improving the Well-Being of a Captive Chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes). Poster presented at the American Association of Physical Anthropologists, Portland, OR, April 11 – 15, 2012. [PDF]

Ingmanson, E. J., May-Benson, T. A., Braccini, S., Porton, I., & Bauman, M. L. Changes in Social Behavior Following the Application of Sensory-Integration Based Therapy in a Young Adult Female Chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes). Poster presented at the American Association of Physical Anthropologists, Knoxville, TN, April 9 – 13, 2013. [PDF]

Ingmanson, E.J., May-Benson, T. A., Braccini, S., Porton, I., & Bauman, M. L. The Holly Project: Continuing Behavioral Changes in a Young Adult Female Chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) Identified with Sensory-Integration Difficulties. Poster presented at the American Association of Physical Anthropologists, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, April 8 – 12, 2014. [PDF]

Ingmanson, E.J., May-Benson, T.A., Hunnicutt, T.,Braccini, S., Porton, I., & Bauman, M.L. Social Behavior and Proximity to Group Members in a Captive Chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) Identified with Sensory Integration Difficulties. Poster presented at the American Association of Physical Anthropologists, Minneapolis, MN, April 13 – 16, 2011. [PDF]

Ingmanson, E.J., May-Benson, T.A., Hunnicutt, T., Porton, I., Weber, M.A., Pruett, Jr., J.R., Beversdorf, D.Q., & Bauman, M.L. Chimpanzee behavioral anomalies: possible sensory integration difficulties in a captive individual (Pan troglodytes). Poster presented at the 79th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists, Albuquerque, New Mexico, April 14-17, 2010. Abstract in American Journal of Physical Anthropology, Supplement 50:132-33. [PDF]

May-Benson, T.A., Ingmanson, E.J., Braccini, S., Porton, IQ, Hunnicutt, T. & Bauman, M.L. The Holly Project:  Applying sensory integration theory and practice to improving occupational performance and well being of captive chimpanzees (Pan Troglodytes). Poster presented at the American Occupational Therapy Association, Philadelphia, PA, April 14 – 17, 2011. [PDF]

 

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