Sensory Smart Strategies for Real-Life Challenges
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When: Sunday, April 30, 2017
8:30 AM
Where: PS 37,
15 Fairfield Street
Staten Island, New York  10308
United States
Contact: Shoshana Tannenbaum
718-851-3300 ext 155

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Challenge Early Intervention Center


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Course Description:

This presentation will demystify sensory processing difficulties with a focus on young children, emphasizing practical strategies and solutions for maximizing participation in self-care, learning, and playing at home, at school, and in the community. Many interventions presented will be applicable to children of all ages.  


Instructional Methods: lecture, video, handouts, question/answer.


Topics will include:

How to pinpoint sensory processing problems in toddlers through school-age children

Techniques for decreasing sensitivity to noise, touch, movement, visuals, taste and smell while improving ability to handle multisensory input.

- Practical strategies for daily life challenges such as dressing, brushing teeth, and sitting at circle time.

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

- Ways to avoid overstimulation and deal with self-stimulatory behaviors and meltdowns.


Who Should Attend?

Occupational & Physical Therapists,  Social Workers, Psychologists, Speech-Language Pathologists, Educators, and Related Professionals who work with Children and their Families.


Instructional Level:

All levels with primary focus on beginning and intermediate therapists.


Credit Information:

Course meets NYC requirements for NYC DOH Early Childhood Training.

Social Work: Ateres Mordechai/Challenge Early Intervention Center SW CPE 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 #0193. Course provides 6.0 Contact Hours for Social Workers.

ASHA: This course is offered for .6 ASHA CEUs at the (Intermediate Level, Professional Area).

NBCOT: Provides 6 PDUs for Certification Renewal.



Learning Objectives Upon completion, Participants will be able to:

1.  Define sensory processing and recognize sensory processing challenges in children.

2.  Understand how sensory challenges impact behavior and learning.

3.  Implement at least 15 “sensory diet” activities and environmental modifications to help children reach and maintain an optimal state of arousal.

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

5. Share “sensory smart” parenting and teaching strategies with others.


About the InstructorAbout Lindsey Biel, OTR/L: Lindsey Biel is a pediatric occupational therapist with a private practice in Manhattan. She is co-author of the award-winningRaising A Sensory Smart Child: the Definitive Handbook for Helping Your Child with Sensory Processing Issues,with a foreword by Temple Grandin, and the author ofSensory Processing Challenges: Effective Clinical Work with Kids & Teens. She is also co-creator of theSensory Processing Master ClassDVD Program and is frequently published in parenting and professional magazines.  She teaches workshops to parents, teachers, therapists, doctors and other professionals across the country. Visit her websites at and  for downloadable checklists, articles, podcasts, and more.


Seminar Registration

Register on the website:, or by phone: 718-851-3300 ext 157.  Payment by check or credit card must be received to confirm registration.


Registration Fees

Include handout materials, light breakfast and lunch, and refreshments.  (Food is kosher, under supervision of Vaad Harabanim of Staten Island.)


Individual: $225.00                                                      

Group of 2: $205.00/person

Group of 5+:  $195.00 (Must register at the same time)

Challenge AFFILIATED THERAPISTS may register at a special rate of $185.00.


Cancellation Policy: Tuition will be refunded less a $25.00 processing fee, if written notification is received by Challenge up to two weeks prior to the seminar. Two weeks to 72 hours prior to seminar date 50% refund; 72 hours or less no refund.



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