Presenter: Yvonne Pichardo Neto & Sandra Duarte
This workshop will provide the early intervention specialist with simple and effective techniques to
incorporate into a daily routine to improve self-regulation and increase overall participation. The
participants should come prepared with a challenging case to discuss in order to acquire treatment
techniques, through hands-on activities and interactive discussion, to immediately apply during
- Participants will be able to identify and apply specific appropriate treatment strategies to treat
sensory processing disorder
- Participants will be able to increase problem-solving and learn various inexpensive and user-friendly
ideas to build up your therapy toolbox
- Participants will be able to create and practice interventions through role-play and feedback
Yvonne Pichardo Neto, MS OTR/L has been a pediatric occupational therapist since 2001. Prior to this
she was a COTA for 13 years. Yvonne graduated from Mercy College with a BS in Health Science and a MS
in Occupational Therapy and began and continues practicing in the pediatric field for the NYC Department
of Education and Achieve Beyond. At the DOE, she was an Assistive Technology evaluator for 4 years and
is the Occupational Therapy supervisor at Achieve Beyond since 2004. Yvonne has presented in various
professional development workshops. She has had the honor of teaching master students, teachers, other
professionals and parents in university, pre-school, elementary and high schools as well as parent group
Sandra M. Duarte MS, OTR/L ,RYT-200 has worked at Achieve Beyond since 2008 when she was an OTA
during her first five years of practice. In 2012, she completed a 9-month Leadership Education in
Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) program at the Westchester Institute for Human
Development in Valhalla, NY, which prepared her to assume leadership roles and deliver increased level of
care to the families and children with whom she works. In 2013, Sandra obtained a MS in Occupational
Therapy at Mercy College and has been working as a school-based occupational therapist with the NYC
Department of Education (DOE). In 2014, she became a 200-hour registered yoga teacher and has been
incorporating yoga as an adjunct treatment in both home care and school settings. Sandra currently
supervises and mentors occupational therapy assistants at Achieve Beyond. She has participated in volunteer
work with Medical Mission Ecuador since 2012 and has conducted presentations in NYC and Ambato, Ecuador.
Continuing Education Information
- By attending this course you will receive 0.2 (2 contact hours) AOATA CEUs ; Intermediate, Category 2:
Occupational Therapy Process - Intervention
- Completion of a quiz after the course will be required to earn continuing education credit.
- No partial credit will be awarded
Achieve Beyond is an approved CE by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). This course is
offered for 0.2 AOTA CEUs. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content,
products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.
Please be advised if less than 10 attendees register we reserve the right to cancel with 48 hour notice. In case of
this occurrence, full refunds will be issued. Otherwise all other refunds will be issued in full only if they are received
14 days prior to the workshop.
In the event the presenter is unavailable or Achieve Beyond cancels the event a full refund will be issued.
For special needs requests please contact Sonu Sanghoee at : 718-762-7633 ext. 423