Center Leadership, Faculty, Collaborating Investigators & Staff
- Professor, Department of Occupational Therapy
- Director, Jefferson Autism Center of Excellence
- Professor, Farber Institute for Neurosciences
130 South 9th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Dr. Schaaf is a translational scientist bringing basic and applied science to clinical practice to improve lives of children and families with autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders. She is currently co-PI on a large NIH R01 comparative effectiveness trial examining the effectiveness of occupational therapy using Ayres Sensory Integration; an Eagles Autism Foundation Award to develop and test a new assessment of sensory functions; and a study funded by the New Jersey Autism Center of Excellence to study occupational therapy intervention using Ayres Sensory Integration to young children. Dr. Schaaf has been involved in research for over 20 years, receiving over $3 Million of funding and serving as a grant reviewer on several panels. She is the author of four books, 75 publications in peer review journals and an international known speaker.
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