Lauren Stern

Email:lauren [at] laurensternKidsOT [dot] com
Phone: 516-298-4084 (primary)
Address: New York, NY
Years with HWT:15
Biography:Lauren Stern, OTR/L is a pediatric Occupational Therapist specializing in Sensory Integration and Handwriting. She provides evaluations and treatment for children with a variety of sensory integration delays, handwriting problems, fine motor & visual motor difficulties. Lauren currently shares her time between working at the YAI/NYL Gramercy School and treating children privately in their Manhattan homes. Lauren has over 10 years of experience as an Occupational Therapist and is a handwriting specialist, certified through the Handwriting Without Tears program. She is passionate about the program and has found much success with using it to help develop pre- writing, print and cursive treatment plans. Lauren is SIPT (Sensory Integrative Praxis Test) certified and is also a certified provider of Therapeutic Listening. She has developed individual sensory diets including: equipment suggestions for homes, weekly activity assignments and therapeutic exercises. Lauren strongly believes homework and parent/family involvement optimizes therapeutic intervention. She remains current in treatment techniques, as Lauren continuously is expanding her knowledge by attending workshops and seminars. She has provided in-service trainings for staff professional development and has supervised level one and level two university graduate students. Lauren has received YAI's annual Therapist of Excellence Award twice, exemplifying her dedication and passion for Occupational Therapy.