Sensory Smart Workshop

As part of the NYU Department of Occupational Therapy’s 75th anniversary, current and former students have come together several times this year to celebrate. This past month, OT alum Lindsey Biel (MA ’99, OTR/L) presented “Sensory Smart Strategies for Real-Life Challenges” in front of a room of students. The presentation focused on the practical strategies and solutions for maximizing participation of children and teens in activities of self-care, learning, and play at home, school, and the community.

Those in attendance were treated to an informative and entertaining lecture. Biel focused on demystifying sensory processing difficulties in children and teens, emphasizing the practical strategies and solutions for maximum participation. Those who were there came out of the lecture with new knowledge in understanding how sensory challenges impact behavior in learning, as well as sharing “sensory smart” parenting and teaching strategies and much more.

Biel 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.

Thank you for hosting a great and informative event, Lindsey!