PRESENTER: Alexa Moses, MS, OTR/L
NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES – A successful workshop on “Leading Sensory Strategies to Support Children with Autism in the School Setting,” organized by Shema Kolainu-Hear Our Voices, was held on Tuesday, December 19 at Touro College in New York City. The event attracted a wide range of people, coming from different backgrounds, including specialists, family members and caregivers, therapists, students, educators, scholars and the general public.
The workshop, led by Alexa Moses, MS, OTR/L at Shema Kolainu, provided a comprehensive description of innovative sensory strategies. Some of the major issues, outlined in the presentation, included Sensory Processing Disorder, Self-Stimulatory Behaviors and Interventions, Snoezelen Room Use and Function, Easing Transitions During the Day, The Role of ABA and the ABA/Occupational Therapy Collaboration, Backpack Education for School/Home. Additionally, the audience was engaged in preparation of slime, a jelly-like toy aimed at providing different sensational experiences to children.
The workshop achieved its primary goal of providing parents, caregivers and professionals with practical guidelines of addressing various sensory challenges of autistic children.
As a nonprofit, specializing in quality treatment, education, professional training and mentoring, Shema Kolainu-Hear Our Voices, a model school and center for children with autism and related disabilities, offers a broad spectrum of evidence-based education and therapeutic programs to children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and related disabilities in a warm and nurturing environment. The school reaches out to children and their families in all five boroughs of NYC and helps students develop the necessary skills to reach their greatest potential.