Lucy Jane Miller
Dr. Lucy Jane Miller Ph.D., OTR/L founded the STAR Institute for Sensory Processing Disorder in Colorado in 2005, after 12 years on the faculty of CU, Denver Medical School, department of pediatrics. STAR (Sensory Therapies And Research) and is the premier center for treatment, research, education, and advocacy for SPD. She currently serves as Emeritus Executive Director, widely known for fostering collaborative research projects.
For over 45 years, Dr. Miller has devoted herself to the study and treatment of Sensory Processing Disorder and for 18 years spearheaded the effort to get SPD recognized as a diagnostic entity separate from other disorders in the DSM-5. She is a prolific author, with over 50 articles in peer-reviewed journals. Her first book,Sensational Kids: Hope and Help for Children with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) has become the definitive source of information on SPD; the revised edition recently published. Dr. Miller’s other book, No Longer A SECRET: Unique Common Sense Strategies for Children with Sensory or Motor Challenges,offers on-the-spot problem-solving tips to use for children with sensory issues.She directed the STAR PROCESS, a Treatment Model that incorporates elements of Ayres Sensory Integration (ASI) and Developmental, Individualized, Relationship-based (DIR), which research demonstrates to be effective in the treatment of sensory-related challenges.
Dr. Miller has also developed nine norm-referenced standardized assessments that are in use worldwide, starting with the Miller Assessment for Preschoolers (1982, 1988) and completed with the Goal-Oriented Assessment of Lifeskills (GOAL) (2013). Her 10th scale, the Sensory Processing Three Dimensions Scale (SP3D) will be standardized nationwide starting in January 2019.