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STAR Institute | Sensory Health and Wellness

Sensory processing refers to the mechanisms of how we feel. It is how we use what we sense to make sense of the world around us, and it underpins every aspect of human functioning. Everyone processes sensation. The sensory messages we receive from our bodies and the world around us are responded to in every single thing we do in life. In each instance our sensory systems provide vital information that we use to be successful. Sensory processing and integration is foundational to healthy development, function, participation, learning and psychological well-being.
Our ability to process sensory data does not usually require conscious thought or cognitive effort. It provides emotional stability, our sense of safety, a platform for social interaction, sense of self, well-being, satisfaction and/or accomplishment. Sensory processing influences every area of living including our preferences in diet, exercise, relationships, career, and our hobbies.

About Star Insitute


Sensory Health and Wellness for the State, the Nation, and the World.


To impact quality of life by developing and promoting best practices for sensory health and wellness through treatment, education, and research.

Core Values

  • Promoting occupation, participation, engagement, function, and psychological well-being
  • Elevating awareness and knowledge about the transformative power of the sensory domain
  • Building and strengthening relationships
  • Empowering families
  • Removing barriers to participation
  • Embracing and celebrating diversity
  • Advocacy for true inclusion
  • Occupational justice for all

Diversity Statement

In accordance with the STAR Institute’s mission, vision, and core values, we recognize and celebrate diversity throughout the world in all its forms: differences of race, ethnicity, gender, age, religion, neurotype, sexual orientation, gender identity, socioeconomic status, marital/relationship status, and physical and mental abilities. Our commitment to diversity and inclusion informs our actions as an organization and our standards for personal conduct to all.  We pledge to celebrate and cultivate a diverse, inclusive community, share our platform with those who have been marginalized, and work to ensure that all are able to experience sensory health.

Star Institute Treatment Services

At STAR Institute, families find the support and treatment they have been searching for. No one knows better than you that each individual has unique needs, and that the entire family is impacted. We provide a customized approach for your child’s specific sensory challenges. As your child improves his or her functioning, you will experience less stress, learn to advocate on your child’s behalf, and achieve a higher quality of life. Hundreds of children, adults and families are thriving after intervention based on the STAR Institute treatment model.

“She no longer has the frustration or isolation due to her lack of speech clarity. Our STAR Institute speech pathologist, and our occupational therapist, worked miracles with our daughter and taught us (the parents) what to do to help our daughter. The program is amazing. Without it, our daughter would not be the happy, successful kindergartener she is today. The STAR Institute Treatment Center is truly priceless. Thank you!”

– Tammy and Nathan Scheopner

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