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News and Updates
The Spiral Foundation will be hosting two incredible one-day courses on the 20th and 21st of September: Advanced Eyesight to Insight and From Primitive Reflexes to Sensory Integration and Occupational Performance! It's not too late to register, so see below to learn more and save your spot while you still can.

For those who missed it, Spiral's newest webinar, The Sensory Friendly Classroom: Facilitating Children's Performance, is now available in our webstore, along with our July LiveTalk and a new self-study article. Take a look! We have also changed the pricing on some of our webstore products. See here for more details.
Course Spotlight
Register for these two fantastic course NOW before it's too late!
This fall the Spiral Foundation is excited to bring you two great courses
with Mary Kawar and Carl Hillier.
Advanced Eyesight to Insight
Presented by Mary Kawar, MS, OT/L
and Carl Hillier, OD, FCOVD
On Saturday September 20, 2014
In Newton, MA
From Primitive Reflexes to Sensory Integration and Occupational Performance
Presented by Mary Kawar, MS, OT/L
On Sunday September 21, 2014
In Newton, MA
Missed Them? Desert Bay's Online Visual Processing Courses
are Back for the Month!
Visual Processing and the Brain:
An Introduction for Healthcare Providers
Visual Processing Assessment:
A Simple Tool for Healthcare Providers
The Spiral Foundation is proud to bring back two of Desert Bay's award-winning online courses! Visual Processing and the Brain and Visual Processing Assessment will be available from September 8 to October 6. Register for one or the other, or save money when you register for both! Click here or one of the links above to learn more!
Also coming this month:
Evening Lecture: Parent Strategies for Managing Behaviors of Children with SPD
Presented by Linda Tirella, OTD, OTR/L, MHA
On Wednesday September 24, 2014
From 7:00 to 8:30pm EST
LiveTalk: Strategies for
Postural Control Intervention

Featuring Nancy Lawton-Shirley, OTR
On Monday September 29, 2014
From 7:00 to 8:00pm EST
And This November, through IRDPQ
Eyesight to Insight: Visual Vestibular Assessment and Treatment
Presented by Carl Hillier, OD, FCOVD, and Mary Kawar, MS, OT/L
November 20 - 21, 2014 in St- Louis, Québec
Invitation available in French
And Don't Forget!
It's not too late to subscribe to Spiral's 2014 "Treatment Tips and Tricks" LiveTalk series!
Get  all TEN LiveTalks for this year for one low price of $175.00. Never worry about missing registration again!
Contact us at to learn more. And don't forget, you can always subscribe for the year's series while registering for ANY new LiveTalk!
January: Treating Sensory Modulation and Sensory Defensiveness
February: Mastering Interventions for Praxis
March: Auditory Interventions for Therapists
April: Vestibular Activities in Natural Environments
May: Promoting Oculo-Motor Control
June: Facilitating Oral Motor Skills
July: Treating Tactile and Proprioceptive Processing
September: Strategies for Postural Control Intervention
October: Supporting the Social Emotional Needs of Children in SI Intervention
December: Facilitating Fine Motor Skills Development
Please pardon our appearance as we update our site.
What's New?
Check out our  updated Parent Toolkit page!




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The Spiral Foundation
74 Bridge Street

Newton, MA 02458
(617) 969-4410 ext. 240