Maura graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in psychology from North Carolina State University and a Master’s of Science in Occupational Therapy from Winston-Salem State University. Prior to her work with the STAR Institute, Maura worked one-on-one with children, adolescents, and young adults with a wide range of disabilities and/or delays, including rare genetic disorders, Down Syndrome, ADHD, Sensory Processing Disorder, and Autism Spectrum Disorder. In 2009 and 2010, Maura completed research internships with the Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) Foundation co-located with the STAR Institute. She was instrumental in administering and assisting to refine the Sensory Processing Scales Assessment and Inventory (Research Edition being developed by Dr. Lucy Jane Miller and Dr. Sarah A. Schoen). She was responsible for administering and scoring the scale as well as training other clinicians and therapists to use the SP scales. Of particular importance, was completing the content validity analysis for scoring the scale. Maura has completed the STAR Institute Intensive Mentorship Program Level 1 and Level 2, is trained in the SOS Approach to Feeding, and is a Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC). She has also completed the Professional Certificate in the DIR-FCD Model and the Neuroscience course with Dr. Shelly Lane and Dr. Lucy Jane Miller. Maura’s favorite aspect of being in the STAR Institute family of service providers is joining a team that places such a value on collaboration between families and therapists, on empowering families through education, and on providing state of the art services which is based on current research.
Maura Mooneyham, M.S., OTR/L, CLC