STAR Institute for Sensory Processing

STAR Institute for Sensory Processing

About Charity

We are all familiar with the sensory aspects of day-to-day life. Our brains and bodies are processing sensory information all the time and as this sensory information moves through our nervous system it shapes how we feel and respond throughout the day. Every body has to process sensation in order to stay alive, function and make meaning of the world. How our brain interprets sensory information impacts our physical health, mental health, and general wellness. Sensory processing can influence every area of life including our preferences in diet, exercise, relationships, career, and our hobbies. STAR Institute is the international leader for research, treatment, and education related to sensory integration and processing. As a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, we are dedicated to improving mainstream awareness of sensory health and to providing life-changing support and resources for individuals and families across the lifespan. STAR Institute supports all areas of sensory health including mental health, school success, child development, parenting, relationships, and vocational success. For some, disordered sensory processing profoundly impacts daily functioning. However, many differences in sensory processing do not need to be disabling. We believe everyone should have access to high-quality support, resources, and treatment for sensory health. INDIVIDUALIZED TREATMENT All treatment programs are different. We pioneer and provide best practice intervention through the lifespan with customized therapy plans focused on individual strengths and needs. CUTTING-EDGE EDUCATION We are dedicated to increasing global accessibility to current information on sensory processing through innovative online and live programming for clinical professionals and families. LEADING RESEARCH STAR Institute conducts and collaborates in rigorous research into the identification, characterization, and treatment of sensory integration and processing strengths and needs.

Charity Mission

STAR Institute is the international leader for research, treatment, and education related to sensory integration and processing.



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