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Koomar, Jane, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

Title: Executive Director
Institution: SPIRAL Foundation
Mailing Address: 124 Watertown Street, Watertown, MA 02472
Phone; (617) 923-4410

Dr. Koomar is the owner and co-founder of OTA-Watertown and the President of the Board of the Spiral Foundation. She is currently teaching at Tufts University in a one-year Professor of Practice position at the School of Occupational Therapy. She completed her PhD in developmental psychology at Boston University where she was also an assistant professor in occupational therapy. In 1984 she studied with Dr. Jean Ayres, who developed the theory of sensory integration. Dr. Koomar has served as the chairperson of the Sensory Integration Special Interest Section and is currently a member of the Mental Health Special Interest Section, both part of the American Occupational Therapy Association. She is the author of several book chapters on sensory integration dysfunction and intervention and has taught numerous courses on these topics.