Submitted by STAR Admin on Thu, 05/19/2016 - 21:07
Director of Research
Sarah A. Schoen, Ph.D, OTR/L

Dr. Schoen is the Director of Research at STAR Instititue. She is an occupational therapist with over 30 years of clinical experience and a doctorate in occupational therapy from New York University (2001). She completed a two-year post-doctoral fellowship awarded by the Developmental Psychobiology Research Group at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Department of Psychiatry, under the mentorship of Dr. Lucy Jane Miller. She is a co-author of the Sensory Processing 3 Dimensions Scale currently being standardized by Western Psychological Services.  Dr. Schoen is an Associate Professor at the Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions and has served on multiple doctoral committees. She is nationally recognized for her research, educational programs, and clinical expertise and has co-developed and teaches the monthly Advanced Mentorship trainings at STAR Institute. Her resume includes over 50 published peer-reviewed articles as well as authoring multiple chapters on sensory integration and the STAR Frame of Reference. Dr. Schoen received the Recognition of Achievement Award from the American Occupational Therapy Association in 1997, the Virginia Scardina Award of Excellence in 2011, and the A. Jean Ayres Award in 2022, both from the American Occupational Therapy Foundation.