SPD Scientific Work Group Participants

Schoen, Sarah A., PhD, OTR

Title: Director of Research
Institution: STAR Institute
Mailing Address: 5420 S. Quebec Street, Suite 103, Greenwood Village, CO 80111
Phone: (303) 221-7827
Email: research@spdstar.org

An occupational therapist for more than 20 years, Dr. Schoen joined the STAR Institute after serving as the director of occupational therapy at the Rose F. Kennedy Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York. She undertook post-doctoral studies with a prestigious Developmental Psychobiology Research Group fellowship at the University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center, where she was mentored by Dr. Lucy Jane Miller. During her fellowship, Dr. Schoen was instrumental in developing and researching the Sensory Processing Disorder Scale with Dr. Miller.

Dr. Schoen is certified in neurodevelopmental treatment and has taught in the graduate program at New York University and in continuing education workshops nationwide. She has undergone advanced training in sensory integration therapy, listening therapy, and assistive technology, and has worked extensively with infants and toddlers with Regulatory Disorder, Sensory Processing Disorder, Autistic Spectrum Disorder, and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

Dr. Schoen received the Recognition of Achievement Award from the American Occupational Therapy Association in 1997. She is currently an associate professor at Rocky Mountain University.