Kristie Patten Koenig
Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy
Phone: (212) 998-5852
Kristie Patten Koenig, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, Associate Professor, New York University, Department of Occupational Therapy. Dr. Koenig is an occupational therapist, with a PhD in Educational Psychology who examines the influence of self-regulation, sensory processing and motor planning deficits on behavior and functional communication in children and adults with neurobehavioral disorders; specifically autistic spectrum disorders and regulatory disorders. Her research focuses on utilizing a relationship based paradigm and the individual with ASD's perspective to understand the impact of these issues on quality of life and adaptive behavior in order to guide person centered interventions utilizing strengths in inclusive settings. Dr. Koenig is a consultant to the ASD Nest Program, an inclusive program for children and adolescents with autism in the New York City Department of Education. Dr. Koenig teaches professional and post professional courses in the area of pediatric intervention, school based practice and sensory processing and regulation. Dr. Koenig has published and presented nationally and internationally on topics related to examining the efficacy of sensory and motor interventions that impact one's ability to regulate behavior in home and community environments.
- 2012 : AOTF Leadership Service Commendation by the American Occupational Therapy Foundation
- 2009 : Roster of Fellows, American Occupational Therapy Association
- 2007 : Awarded 9 month Leadership Fellowship by AOTA/AOTF
- 2006 : American Occupational Therapy Association Service Commendation
- 2005 : Dr. Stephen L. Heater Award for Outstanding Achievement
- 2001 : American Occupational Therapy Association Service Award
- 1999 : POTA Service Award
- Dunn, W., Koenig, K.P., Cox, J., Sabata, D., Pope, E., Foster, L., & Blackwell, A. (In press, 2013 March). Harnessing strengths: Daring to celebrate everyone’s unique contributions, part 1. Developmental Disabilities Special Interest Section Quarterly Newsletter, American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc. 36(1), 1-4.
- Koenig, K.P., Maas, C. & Sarkodie, D. (In press 2013 April). Challenges with processing sensory information and sensory based interventions. In Cohen, S. & Hough, L. (Eds.). The ASD Nest Model. Overland Park, KS: AAPC Publishing Company.
- Koenig, K.P., & Siegel, D. (In press 2013 April). The future of the ASD Nest model. In Cohen, S. & Hough, L. (Eds.). The ASD Nest Model. Overland Park, KS: AAPC Publishing Company.
- Koenig, K.P. & Hinojosa, J. (In press). Additional Developmental Assessments and Treatment. In D. Kober & D. Treadwell-Deering (Eds.) The Handbook of Autism: A Concise Guide. Hackensack, NJ: World Scientific Publishing.
- Koenig, K.P., Feldman, J. Siegel, D, & Cohen, S. (In press). Developing a model of inclusion for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders in community schools in New York City: Issues in Implementation. Journal of Prevention and Intervention in the Community, 42(1).
- Kotler, P.D. & Koenig, K.P. (2012). Authentic partnerships with adults with autism: Shifting the focus to strengths. OT Practice, 17(2), 6-9.
- Koenig, K.P., Buckley-Reen, A., & Garg, S. (2012). Efficacy of the Get Ready to Learn yoga program in children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: A pretest-posttest control group design. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 66, 1-9. http://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2012.004390.
- Podvey, M., Hinojosa, J., & Koenig, K.P. (2011). Reconsidering Insider Status: Family Involvement during the Transition from Early Intervention to Preschool Special Education. Journal of Special Education. DOI:10.1177/0022466911407074
- Kinnealey, M., Koenig, K.P. & Smith, S. (2011). Relationships between sensory modulation, social supports and health- related quality of life. American Journal of Occupational Therapy. 65, 320-327; doi:10.5014/ajot.2011.001370
- Pfeiffer, B.A., Koenig, K.P., Shepherd, M., Henderson, L., & Kinnealey, M. (2011). Effectiveness of sensory integration interventions in children with autism spectrum disorders: A pilot study. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 65, 76-85. doi:10.5014/ajot.2011.09205
- Podvey, M. C., Hinojosa, J., & Koenig, K.P. (2010). The Transition Experience to Preschool for Six Families with Children with Disabilities. Occupational Therapy International, 17, 177-187. DOI: 10.1002/oti.298.
- Watling, R., Koenig, K.P., Schaaf, R., & Davies, P. (2011). Occupational Therapy Practice Guidelines for Children and Adolescents with Difficulties Processing and Integrating Sensory Information. Bethesda, MD: AOTA Press.
- Koenig, K. P., & Kinnealey, M. (2010). Adults with Autism spectrum disorders. In Kuhaneck, H. & Watling, R. Autism: A Comprehensive Occupational Therapy Approach, (3rd Ed.). Bethesda, MD: AOTA Press.
- Koenig, K. P., & Rudney, S. G. (2010). Performance challenges for children and adolescents with difficulty processing and integrating sensory information: A systematic review. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 64, 430-442. DOI: 10.5014/ajot.2010.09073
- Koenig, K. P., Bleiweiss, J., Brennan, S., Cohen, S., & Siegel, D. (2009). The ASD nest program: A model for inclusive public education for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Teaching Exceptional Children, 42(1), 6-13.
- Shoener, R. F., Kinnealey, M., & Koenig, K. P. (2008). You can know me now if you listen: Sensory, motor, and communication issues in a non-verbal individual with autism. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 62, 547-553.
- Von der Luft, G., Harman, L. B., Koenig, K. P., Nixon-Cave, K., & Gaughan, J. (2008). Cross validation of a self-concept tool for use with children with Cerebral Palsy. Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities, 20(6), 561-572.
- Von der Luft, G., Koenig, K. P., Nixon-Cave, K., Harman, L. B., & deBoer, E. (2008). Improving the quality of studies on self-concept in children with Cerebral Palsy. Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities, 20(6), 581-594.
- Johnson, C., Koenig, K. P., Piersol, C., Wachter-Schutz, W., & Santalucia, S. (2006). Level I fieldwork: Context and student perceptions. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 60(3), 429-436.
- Smith, S., Press, B., Koenig, K. P., & Kinnealey, M. (2005). Effects of sensory integration intervention on self-stimulating and self-injurious behaviors. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 59, 418-425.
- Koenig, K. P., Johnson, C. J., Morano, C. K., & Ducette, J. (2003). Development and validation of a professional behavior assessment. Journal of Allied Health, 32, 86-91.
- OT-GE 2039 001 Medical and Psychiatric Conditions
- OT-GE 2748 001 Pediatric Evaluation and Intervention
- OT-GE 2701 001 Foundations of Occupational Therapy
- OT-GE 3310 001 Professional Portfolio
- OT-GE 3306 001 Advanced Assessment for the Practicing Therapist
- OT-GE 2335 001 Successful Intervention in Schools
- OT-GE 2332 001 Treating Children with Sensory Regulation Dysfunction
- OT-GE 2171 095 Disability in a Global Context: Ghana
- American Journal of Occupational Therapy, Editorial Board Member
- Autism: International Journal of Research and Practice, Reviewer
- AOTF Institute's Dissertations Grant Research Review Panel, Member
- Journal of Allied Health, Reviewer
Understanding sensory processing, motor challenges, and preferred interests in individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders to improve inclusive services.
Principal Investigator: NYU Banco Santander Ghanaian Institute for the Future of Teaching and Education (GIFTED) Women’s Fellowship Program. (Co-Investigator Rose Vukovic, Ph.D.). Banco Santander.
Funded for 1/13 to 12/16.
Principal Investigator: “Keeping it Real: Collaborating with Self-Advocates to Develop Strength-Based Modules for Public Schools,” FAR Fund.
Principal Investigator: “Keeping it Real: Collaborating with Self-Advocates to Develop Strength-Based Modules for Public Schools,” Autism Speaks.
Consultant: “ASD Nest Support Project.” NYC Department of Education, Funded yearly on renewable contract (PI: Barbara Schwartz)
Principal Investigator: “The effectiveness of the Get Ready to Learn (GRTL) program in children with autism spectrum disorders.” NYU Goddard Award.
Funded for 10/1/10 to 8/1/11.