Sensory Smart Strategies for Real-Life Challenges
Course Description:

This presentation will demystify sensory processing difficulties in children, emphasizing practical strategies and solutions for maximizing participation in self-care, learning, and playing at home, at school, and in the community.

Topics will include:

1. Understanding the relationship between sensory challenges and behavioral issues.

2. Techniques for decreasing sensitivity to noise, touch, movement, visuals, taste and smell while improving ability to handle multi-sensory input.

3. Sensory diet activities that help kids reach and maintain an optimal state of arousal.

4. Ways to avoid over-stimulation and deal with self-stimulatory behaviors and meltdowns.

5. Practical strategies for daily life challenges such as dressing, brushing teeth, sitting at circle time, handling transitions, handwriting, and more.

June 30th, 2017
NYC Seminar & Conference Center
71 W. 23rd Street
New York, NY 10001  

8:45 Am- 4:00 Pm
Stephanie Deshommes
Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of the workshop, attendees will be able to:

1. Define sensory processing and recognize sensory processing challenges in school-aged children.

2. Understand how sensory challenges impact behavior and learning.

3. Implement at least 20 therapeutic activities to advance sensorimotor skills and attention.

4. Implement environmental modifications to help children maintain an optimal state of arousal.

5. Use strategies to cope with sensitivity to noise, touch, movement, sights, taste and smell and sensory overload.

6. Share “sensory smart” teaching strategies with others.

Lindsey Biel, OTR/L is a pediatric
occupational therapist with a private practice
in Manhattan where she evaluates and treats
children, adolescents, and young adults with
sensory processing issues, autism spectrum
disorders, and other developmental
challenges. She is co-author of the awardwinning
Raising a Sensory Smart Child: The
Definitive Handbook for Helping Your Child
with Sensory Processing Issues, with a
foreword by Temple Grandin and the author
of Sensory Processing Challenges: Effective
Clinical Work with Kids & Teens published by
WW Norton. She is also co-creator of the
Sensory Processing Master Class DVD
program. She teaches workshops to parents,
teachers, therapists, doctors, and other
professionals across the country, and writes a  column on sensory strategies for Autism File.

6 Professional Development Hours                             $100.00
Self-Directed Parent Education Hours                       $100.00
.6 ASHA CEU's                                                                       $200.00
  .6 AOTA CEU's                                                                        $200.00  
6.0 Social Work Contact Hours                                       $200.00

New York Therapy Placement Services, Inc. active providers and parents receiving services through NYTPS Inc. are eligible to attend at a discounted rate.  For this discount code, please email:

Disclosure Information:

The speaker for this event will receive a speaker fee. 

There are no non-financial disclosures.

Course Completion for  CEU's: 
Participants will receive a certificate of completion including ASHA CEU Credit Hours. Successful completion for full CEU's requires attendance for the entire course, and meeting the contact hours, and completing course evaluation. 

Occupational Therapists: 
NYTPS, Inc. is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education.  Provider#9439.  Full attendance at this course qualifies for AOTA .6 CEU's.  Partial credit will be issued for partial attendance.  The assignment of AOTA CEU's does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA

Self- Directed Parent Education Hours:
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Special Accommodations/Accessibility: 
New York Therapy Placement Services Inc. welcomes participants with disabilities. Please contact Stephanie Deshommes at (718)264-1640 or email at, to discuss disability accommodations needed to participate in this event.

Refund/Cancellation Policy
Tuition will be refunded less a $5.00 processing fee, if written notification is received by New York Therapy Placement Services up to two weeks prior to the workshop. Two weeks to 48 hours prior to the workshop date 50%; 48 hours prior to workshop, no refund would be available. 

Complaint Policy 
We respect your input, for concerns or complaints during the registration process, during the event, or after the course please contact us at  or call the office at 718-264-1640.
 This course is offered for .6 ASHA CEU's: Intermediate Level, Professional Area
This course is offered for .6 AOTA CEU's., Introductory level. Provider#9439
NYTPS (Provider #0276) is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for 
Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers.