Richard Sabel ’97 Fall Integrative Practice Workshop

The 75th anniversary celebration of NYU’s Department of Occupational Therapy continued in November with the second of two events during the Fall semester. Along with the Distinguished Alumni Panel in October, alumnus Richard Sabel, MA ’97, MPH, OTR, GCFP, and Bill Gallagher, PT, CMY, CYT, continued the celebration with a workshop titled, “Integrating Yoga, Tai Chi, and Feldenkrais with OT Practices.”

The workshop took place on Saturday, November 14, in NYU’s Kimmel Center and focused on how Eastern and Western traditions can be integrated into occupational therapy practice to promote occupational performance throughout the continuum of care. It was an extremely engaging and informative workshop for all who attended!

 

 

Summer 2016 in Shanghai: Intensive Occupational Therapy Courses

The NYU Department of Occupational Therapy is excited to announce our partnership with NYU Shanghai to offer students two new courses for Summer 2016. The two courses being offered in China are taught by NYU OT faculty and are open to NYU OT students with advisor approval. Graduate students from other NYU departments, as well as practicing professionals are also invited to enroll with permission from the course instructor.

Eligible students will be able to select from two classes for the Summer 2016 semester:

  • Sensory Processing Challenges and Opportunities: A Focus on Autism: In this course, students will learn about the sensory processing differences for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
  • Advanced Hand & Upper Quadrant Evaluation and Intervention: This course examines the anatomical, biomechanical, and would-healing theories that support current concept in hand and upper-limb rehabilitation.

Shanghai, one of China’s biggest and most vibrant cities, is home to NYU Shanghai’s new Pudong campus. It includes an extensive library and modern classroom and laboratory facilities. You can take a virtual tour of the new Pudong campus here.

For more information, visit NYU OT’s Shanghai page.

Now Open for Registration! Sensory Smart Strategies for Real-Life Challenges


 

Saturday, February 28, 2016
1:00 – 5:00 PM
NYU Kimmel Center
60 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012, Room 914

Click here to register for this workshop.

Sensory Smart Strategies for Real-Life Challenges
Practical Strategies and Solutions for Maximizing Participation of Children and Teens in Activities of Self Care, Learning and Play at Home, School and in the Community 

Lindsey Biel, MA ’99, OTR/L

Course Description 

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

Learning Objectives

Upon completion, participants will be able to:

  • Define sensory processing and recognize sensory processing challenges in children.
  • Understand how sensory challenges impact behavior and learning.
  • Implement at least 15 “sensory diet” activities and environmental modifications to help children reach and maintain an optimal state of arousal.
  • Use strategies to cope with sensitivity to noise, touch, movement, sights, taste, smell, and sensory overload.
  • Share “sensory smart” parenting and teaching strategies with others.
  • Learn about the special challenges for teenagers.

Presenter Bio

Lindsey Biel, MA, OTR/L, is a pediatric occupational therapist with a private practice in New York City who evaluates and treats children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders, sensory processing issues, developmental delays, physical disabilities and other challenges. Her latest book is Sensory Processing Challenges: Effective Clinical Work with Kids & Teens, published by W.W. Norton. She is also coauthor 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 co-creator of the Sensory Processing Master Class DVD program. She teaches parents, teachers, therapists, doctors, and others across the country.

 

NYU OT 75th Anniversary Celebration