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The SPD Foundation is the world leader in research, education, and awareness for Sensory Processing Disorder, a neurological condition that disrupts the daily lives of more than 4 million Americans. The SPD Foundation provides hope and help to individuals and families living with SPD.

DIRFloortime® is a specific technique to both follow the child’s natural emotional interests (lead) and at the same time challenge the child towards greater and greater mastery of the social, emotional, and intellectual capacities. DIRFloortime® emphasizes the critical role of parents and other family members because of the importance of their emotional relationships with the child. 

Handwriting Without Tears® is an award-winning curriculum that offers multisensory strategies and materials to teach pencil grip, letter formation, and the literacy skills that are needed for print and cursive handwriting.

iLs is a multi-sensory program for improving brain function. It is an enjoyable activity, or “exercise,” which can be customized for all ages and skill levels for implementation in clinic, school or home.  iLs programs improve emotional regulation.   With improved regulation and processing, our ability to focus, think, and engage successfully in social situations also improves.

Vital Links offers practical, theory oriented treatment tools that improve sensory processing, regulation and motor functions in clinic, home, and school environments and can effectively be utilized by therapists across multiple areas of clinical practice. Through our continuing education workshops, Vital Links aims to offer training that is relevant for new graduates as well as experienced clinicians looking to take their clinical treatment to the next level.