Lewiston-Auburn College

Sarah Grinder

Lecturer of Occupational Therapy

Office Location

185A, Lewiston Campus Building


(207) 753-6668

Academic Degrees

  • Nova Southeastern Unviersty, PhD Student in Occupational Therapy
  • University of Southern Maine, MOT
  • Hillsdale College, B.A. in Religion


Sarah currently teaches full-time in the occupational therapy department, including teaching the pediatrics clinical courses, OT Foundations, and Ethics and Social Justice.  She also teaches the undergraduate course, SCI 140: Medical Terminology in the summer. Before becoming an occupational therapist, Sarah enjoyed over six years of teaching and private tutoring experience, including classical languages and formal logic.  

When she is not teaching, Sarah practices occupational therapy in a local, private practice, where she works with children of all ages. She has experience in school-based and early intervention settings, as well as in community settings for adults with developmental disabilities. Looking at the whole person as a fellow human being, not just a diagnosis, guides Sarah’s practice, and she draws inspiration from the satisfaction of empowering a child to do more than he or she thought possible. Sarah explores how play can help a child learn, develop, and grow, while using Sensory Integration techniques, and is inspired by helping children learn how to live and love, and play with family and friends with joy.

Areas of Expertise

Pediatric Occupational Therapy


Research Interests

Occupational Therapy's role in supporting students in the college environment
Sensory Integration
Occupational Science