Inservices and Consultations

Dr. Dana Smith is well versed on topics pertaining to pediatric physical therapy and sensory integration as it relates to motor performance. She is available to lecture on topics for physicians, therapists, and educators as well as day care centers, preschools, and parent support groups. Subjects include but are not limited to:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder: Understanding our Sensory Motor World
  • Sensory Processing for Educators (Interventions and Case Studies)
  • Infant and Child Development

Sensory Processing for Educators

“We have had the pleasure of knowing and working with Dana for many years. Our staff, although experienced themselves, always has something to learn from Dana. She is extremely knowledgeable in her field and her staff professional workshops are engaging, thought provoking and informative. Teachers and administration appreciate the practical information she gives and are able to immediately implement new ideas and techniques. Besides her expertise, Dana is always personable and accessible for guidance and consultation. We consider ourselves lucky to have Dana on our roster of specialists.”

~ Susan Smellin, Director
Riverdale Nursery School and Family Center Nursery School

Dana Smith shed new light as she presented an informative workshop on Sensory Processing Disorder for Educators to the teachers of Gan Miriam Early Learning Center located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. She presented the staff, who work with children ages 2-5 years of age with detailed yet very clear information as to how to manage some of the common behaviors associated with SPD. In addition to her power point presentation, Dana provided handouts, gave ample time for questions and answers, and also used our gym to demonstrate as to what type of gross motor activities we can incorporate into our gym time. The teachers were so enthusiastic about the new information they received and continue to use the techniques they learned from Dana. Dana she was so helpful and willing to advise us as to what equipment would benefit the children during their time in the gym. Dana provided us with an invaluable lesson and we are forever grateful.

~ Nurit Bacharac, Director
Gan Miriam Early Learning Center