Rachael Benson, Administrative Assistant
The Spiral Foundation
74 Bridge Street
Newton, MA 02458
617-969-4410 ext 231

Thursday, August 15, 2019
12:00pm - 1:30pm EST

Anywhere! This is an online event. 


Continuing Education 


Occupational therapists, OT assistants




Domain: Performance Skills
Process: Outcomes

Completion Requirements:
To receive contact hours for this course you must attend this course live or view it as a recording and successfully complete the course exam.

Contact Hours:
This course is worth a total of 1.5 contact hours or .15 AOTA CEUs.

You will be able to download a copy of the webinar for your own use after the course is completed.

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

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.

New In the Spiral Foundation
2019 Webinar Series:

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

Presented by:

Annie Poole, OT/S

Thursday, August 15, 2019
12:00pm - 1:30pm EST

Webinars are online presentations geared towards professionals. Participants who call in live have the opportunity to participate in a question/answer session with the speaker. All registrants, regardless of live attendance, receive a download of the recorded webinar following the presentation.

When caregivers seek out occupational therapy services for their child, they often want to know a prognosis for their child’s challenges. They also often want to understand how their child will behave and present as an adolescent and adult. As practitioners, it is important to educate caregivers on expected outcomes of therapy, and due to a gap in the literature, there is no evidence-based conclusion regarding long-term outcomes for individuals with sensory processing challenges. 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. Preliminary findings and clinical implications of a current qualitative study examining long term outcomes in adults who received occupational treatment and/or evaluation as children will also be presented. 

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

  1. Describe two strengths and two limitations of research on long-term outcomes of sensory processing challenges in children.
  2. List three areas of function in adults that are impacted by sensory processing and integration challenges.
  3. Identify two long term outcomes of sensory processing and integration challenges identified by adults who had sensory processing challenges as children.

About the Speaker: Annie is completing her third and final year of the entry-level Doctor of Occupational Therapy program at Boston University. She is completing her capstone project at OTA The Koomar Center and the Spiral Foundation, learning clinical skills as well as conducting research. Her research at the Spiral Foundation is focused on understanding the long-term outcomes for children with sensory processing challenges through speaking with adults who received occupational therapy evaluation and/or treatment for sensory processing challenges as children. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and has experience working with children in a variety of settings.

Join Us!

Cost: $25

Register Now!Cancellation Policy: No refunds except in the event the course is cancelled by Spiral. Recorded downloads are available for those who miss the live event. Please see here towards the bottom of the page for the Spiral Foundation's complete policy regarding cancellations and refunds. For questions, contact us at or  617-969-4410 ext 231.