Virginia is the Executive Director of STAR Institute for Sensory Processing in Centennial, Colorado. She is clinical lead and co-author of the Critical Core therapeutically applied role playing game and co-designer of the Palaana sensory lounger. She is a well-travelled speaker, coach and educator on topics including sensory integration, DIR/Floortime, child development and infant mental health. She has conducted trainings in Kenya, Australia, the Philippines, Vietnam, Hong Kong, India, and the USA and leads workshops at international conferences.
Virginia obtained her BSc in Occupational Therapy at Oxford Brookes University, England (2002) and her Masters in Occupational Therapy from Mount Mary University, Milwaukee (2018). She is a DIR/Floortime Training Leader and Expert and clinical consultant for the Interdisciplinary Council for Development and Learning (ICDL). Her extensive pediatric experience includes neurodivergent children and families, including those with differences in Sensory Integration and Processing, infant mental health issues, adoption, developmental trauma and acquired brain injury.
Virginia has considerable post-graduate training, she is certified on the SIPT and is currently completing her Ph.D. She is a published author and contributed to the STAR Frame of Reference as part of the 4th Edition of Frames of Reference for Pediatric Occupational Therapy, alongside Dr. Miller and Dr. Schoen.
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