Offering ASHA Ceu's! 
Sensory Smart Strategies for Real-Life Challenges
Workshop 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 multisensory input.

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

4. Ways to avoid overstimulation 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.

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this course participants 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.

April 29th, 2016
NYC Seminar & Conference Center
71 W. 23rd Street
New York, NY 10010
9:00 A.M -4:00 P.M
Stephanie Deshommes
Lindsey Biel, OTR/L 
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 award-winning 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                        $68
         .6 ASHA CEU Credits                                               $155           


Active providers through NYTPS, Inc. serving NYC DOE, CPSE or SA students are eligible to attend at a discounted rate.  For this discount code, please email:

Disclosure Information:

Financial: The speaker for this event receives a speaker fee for this engagement.

Non-Financial: There are no non-financial disclosures.

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

Special Accommodations/Accessibility:
All of our locations are wheel chair accessible. If you need any additional accommodations to participate in our events, please contact us at
or call us at the main office 718-264-1640.

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 0.60  ASHA  CEUs (Introductory level; Professional area).