Rachael Benson
Administrative Assistant
The Spiral Foundation
(617) 969 - 4410 ext. 231


Monday, July 2, 2018
Monday, July 30, 2018


Anywhere! This is an online event.


Intermediate - Advanced


Target Audience:
Occupational therapists, OT assistants, physical therapists, PT assistants, mental health professionals.

Domain of OT: Performance Skills, Context and Environment
Process: Evaluation, Intervention

Contact Hours:
This course is worth 6.0 contact hours or .6 AOTA CEUs.

Course Completion Requirements:
To earn contact hours for this course participants must view the recorded course in its entirety, complete all home activities, and complete the accompanying online exam.

ADA/Section 504:  If you require special accommodations, please contact us at the address above.

For questions, contact us at or
(617) 969-4410 ext 231.

Continuing Education

Occupational Therapy Practitioners/ Occupational Therapy Assistants:  The Spiral Foundation is an Approved Provider of Continuing Education for occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants by the American Occupational Therapy Association.  The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

The Adult/Adolescent Sensory History is Available Now! 

The culmination of years of research and work, the Adult/Adolescent Sensory History, is designed as a self-report assessment of sensory and motor behaviors commonly observed in individuals with difficulties processing and integrating sensory information. The purpose of this assessment is to help identify adults and adolescents ages 13 to 95 who experience problems in sensory processing and integration as well as assist therapists in clinical reasoning when creating interventions for these individuals. Based on the conceptual model of sensory processing and sensory integration proposed by A. Jean Ayres, this measure is designed to identify difficulties in five key areas of functioning: Sensory Discrimination, Sensory Modulation, Postural-Ocular Skills, Praxis, and Social-Emotional Functioning.

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A Spiral Online Course

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

Presented by:
Teresa May-Benson, ScD, OTR/L, FAOTA

This course will be available from:
Monday, July 2, 2018 to Monday, July 30, 2018

This course will present a framework for the assessment and intervention of adults with sensory integration and sensory processing disorders. Research related to adults with sensory integration deficits will be presented. The impact of sensory processing problems on functional performance will be highlighted. Practical assessment and intervention strategies will be highlighted through videotapes, case studies, and lecture formats.

Topics to be covered:

  1. Research related to sensory processing in adults
  2. Frames of reference for sensory integration assessment and intervention of adults
  3. Applying assessment of adults with sensory integration and processing problems
  4. Intervention for adults with sensory integration and processing problems.

Learning Objectives
By the end of the course participants will be able to:

  1. Describe a frame of reference for assessment and intervention for adults with sensory integration and sensory processing problems. 
  2. Identify various models for provision of services for adult and describe the clinical reasoning for the use of each model.
  3. Identify the ways various sensory integration and processing problems impact on functional performance in adults.
  4. Identify appropriate intervention strategies and treatment plan for adults with sensory processing problems.

About the Speaker: Teresa A. May-Benson, ScD, OTR/L, FAOTA is the Executive Director of the Spiral Foundation as well as a practicing occupational therapist at OTA The Koomar Center. She is active in conducting research related to sensory integration through the Spiral Foundation’s Sensory Processing Research Center and Laboratory. She is a well-known lecturer and researcher on sensory integration theory and intervention, has authored book chapters and articles on praxis and sensory integration, and completed her doctoral dissertation on ideational praxis. Dr. May-Benson received her bachelor’s degree from Ohio State University and her master’s degree from Boston University with a concentration in sensory integration and school system therapy. She was a Maternal and Child Health Fellow in the Doctoral Program in Therapeutic Studies at Boston University. She has received the Virginia Scardinia Award of Excellence from AOTA for her work in ideational praxis.

Register Now!

Cost: $220.00
Cancellation Policy: No refunds. Please see here, towards the bottom of the page, for the Spiral Foundation's complete policy regarding cancellations and refunds.