The Spiral Foundation

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2014 Annual Appeal
 Thanks to your support this has been a fantastic year for the Spiral Foundation; in just a few short months we broadened our research and educational horizons substantially, such that we were able to: launch our new Self-Study program; expanded our quarterly webinar series;  and added two new full online courses. And, perhaps most excitingly, we are now able to offer AOTA approved continuing education units for all of our live and online programs! Work is moving forward for our research projects. We’ve begun data collection for our Adult Sensory History and are now recruiting for a study on praxis and play skills in children.

And we couldn’t do any of this without you. So thank you again.

Now, in the last stretch of 2014, we are looking ahead to next year and we are very excited about the future of Spiral and what we have to offer you. Our mission is to bring you another year of the quality educational materials and resources you deserve.

This year we hope to raise $35,000 by January 31. We are offering a variety of tiered rewards for all donations of $50 or more, including a new exclusive one hour webinar only available to Spiral Supporters! To learn more about the webinar and donations rewards, visit our 'Annual Appeal' homepage here. If you would like to support the Spiral Foundation by making a tax deductible donation you may do so through the Appeal homepage, through the PayPal button below, or by sending cash or check to:  The Spiral Foundation / 74 Bridge Street / Newton, MA 02458. You can track our progress right here, at

Thank you so much for all your past and future support!

-The Spiral Team
Course Spotlight
Don't Miss Your Chance to Register!
Sensory Integration Treatment Intensive
Presented by Teresa May-Benson, ScD, OTR/L, FAOTA
From Sunday, January 18 to Thursday, January 22, 2015
At OTA The Koomar Center / The Spiral Foundation in Newton, MA
Also Coming Soon:
LiveTalk: Facilitating Fine Motor Skills Development
Featuring Rhoda P. Erhardt, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA
On Monday December 1, 2014
From 7:00pm 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
There's still time 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?
Spiral is recruiting for two ongoing research studies:

Play Skills and Praxis in Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Typically Developing Peers.


Standardization of the Adult/Adolescent Sensory History

To learn more about these studies, and how to participate, please click here for a downloadable flyer. If you are unable, or do not wish to, participate in either study please consider passing this information along. You're help is crucial to the Spiral Foundation's success!

Thank you for your consideration!




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The Spiral Foundation
74 Bridge Street

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