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Workshop: Sensory Smart Strategies for School Success

December 3, 2015
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
NYC Charter School Center - Training Room
111 Broadway, Suite 604, New York, NY 10006

Presented by Lindsey Biel, M.A., OTR/L

This presentation will provide attendees with practical sensory and motor strategies to help students feel, function, and learn at their best. Topics will include the relationship between sensory challenges and behavioral and learning issues, and activities to improve core strength, fine motor skills, and gross motor skills. Participants will learn techniques for decreasing sensitivity to noise, touch, movement, visuals, taste and smell, as well as strategies for avoiding sensory overload, self-stimulatory behaviors, and managing meltdowns. The session will discuss real-life solutions for circle time, desk time, free play, recess, and more. Participants will gain the ability to understand and screen for sensory processing challenges in students, and how sensory challenges impact behavior and learning. Teachers will be able to implement over 20 therapeutic activities to advance sensory, motor and attention skills, in addition to environmental modifications to help children maintain an optimal state of arousal.

Lindsey Biel is coauthor of the award-winning book Raising a Sensory Smart Child and author of Sensory Processing Challenges: Effective Clinical Work with Kids & Teens. She teaches workshops to teachers, therapists, parents, and other across the country.

Suggested Audience: Teachers, Related Service Providers, Counselors, Coaches/Deans, Special Education Coordinators/Leads

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