Solving Sensory Overload: From Bath Time Tears to After School Meltdowns | Lindsey Biel, M.A., OTR/L


Pediatric occupational therapist Lindsey Biel, M.A., OTR/L shares how parents can build their ‘sensory smarts’ and identify our children’s sensory needs. We’re talking about self-regulation, early signs of sensory processing differences, why we should all get dancing in the kitchen, and how to get through hairwashing with fewer tears. We also talk about creative ways to help our kids release all that pent up energy. Wanna go for a monster walk, anyone? (We'll explain).

Lindsey Biel and Nance Peske are co-authors of the NAPPA Gold Award and iParenting Media Award winning book Raising a Sensory Smart Child: The Definitive Handbook for Helping Your Child with Sensory Processing Issues, with its revised and updated issue out this week!  

x Ellie 

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By building your sensory smarts - understanding your child’s sensory world and learning practical strategies that help them feel and function better- you empower your child to become a confident explorer who can self-advocate and thrive.
— Lindsey Biel, M.A., OTR/L

Parenting Expert Bio:


Lindsey Biel is an occupational therapist with a private practice in New York City where she evaluates and treats children, adolescents, and young adults with sensory processing issues, developmental delays, autism spectrum disorders, physical disabilities and other challenges. She is co-author of the award-winning Raising a Sensory Smart Child: The Definitive Handbook for Helping Your Child with Sensory Processing Issues, with a foreword by Temple Grandin- with a brand new, expanded edition available in stores and online.  She is also the author of Sensory Processing Challenges: Effective Clinical Work with Kids & Teens which is targeted to clinicians. Lindsey teaches workshops for parents, teachers, therapists and others across the country. Visit her website at for more information.