Guidelines for Competency in the Application of Sensory Integration Theory

The following statement reflects the position of the University of Southern California, Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy and Western Psychological Services (USC/WPS) in partnership, regarding the guidelines for minimum qualifications needed for the use of the sensory integrative frame of reference in therapeutic practice. This statement is intended to promote uniformly high standards … Read more

Findings From the SPD Scientific Work Group

What is the prevalence of SPD? What are the risk factors for SPD? Is SPD a unique disorder, independent of other mental disorders? Do symptoms of SPD persist if untreated? Are there symptoms/challenges that individuals with SPD face, in addition to sensory challenges? What physiologic evidence differentiates individuals with SPD from other conditions? What is … Read more

GOAL – Functional Assessment for Children Ages 7-17

This new assessment is innovative and unique! A pioneering functional assessment for children ages 7-17 The Goal-Oriented Assessment of Lifeskills (GOAL)is an innovative new evaluation of functional motor abilities needed for daily living in children ages 7 to 17. Each activity is analyzed so that assessment results can be linked to specific underlying sensory and motor … Read more

Sensory Processing Disorder University – Hope and Help 24/7

At the SPD Foundation, we know it may not be possible for clinicians, educators, medical professionals or parents to attend out-of-state conferences and seminars. That is why we developed our new e-Learning program – SPD University – taught by experts in the field of Sensory Processing Disorder. The CEU-eligible online courses are now available in the comfort … Read more

How to Search the Treatment Directory

The Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation Treatment Directory is a one-of-a-kind online guide to services created to help individuals and families find health care, education, and community service providers experienced in working with those who have SPD and other special needs. Service providers located worldwide are listed, including physicians, occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech-language pathologists, educators, … Read more