STAR Institute is the premier treatment, research and education center for children and adults with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD). This includes feeding disorders and other disorders with sensory issues such as autism and ADHD.

 

Vision and Mission

To create a world in which all people with Sensory Processing Disorder receive support and services that result in having a meaningful and fulfilled life.

To improve the quality of life for children, adolescents and adults with SPD, and their families by providing:

  • Comprehensive assessment and effective intervention for Sensory Processing Disorder
  • Sensory Processing Disorder
  • Rigorous research with our collaborating university-based research partners
  • Education for caregivers, pediatric professionals, and educators Advocacy for official recognition of SPD world-wide

 


They gave us a diagnosis. They told us precisely which senses were over-responsive and under-responsive and explained how Joshua’s behavior correlated with what was going on in his body. They were also fantastic in our parent-only education sessions where I was able to ask questions and get coaching on how to help Joshua in his every day life.”
— Josh's Mom

What makes STAR institute unique

CUTTING EDGE SPD EDUCATION

Our in-house clinical experts and research faculty train clinicians from all over the world through conferences, mentorships, and workshops.

INTENSIVE THERAPY MODEL

We use an intensive “burst” treatment (three to five times a week) that is more effective in treating sensory issues.

PARENT EMPOWERMENT

Parent-focused education and coaching helps families move treatment into the natural settings such as home and school.

INDIVIDUALIZED AND CUSTOMIZED

All treatment programs are different. Treatment is customized to your child's strengths and needs.

RESEARCH

STAR Institute is the premiere research center for Sensory Processing Disorder. The research performed here drives an evidence base for intervention worldwide.

GLOBAL REACH

We treat families from around the world seeing clients from over 38 countries and 49 states.