OUR STAFF

Learn more about the people who work with your children at Sensation.

CHAYA GOTTESMAN, MOT, OT/L

Director/Senior Occupational Therapist

Chaya earned her Masters degree in occupational therapy from Nova Southeastern University in Davie, Florida.  She began her career more than 20 years ago working in various pediatric settings including a hospital-based preschool for multiply handicapped children,  a blended Head Start, a Preschool for Special Education, a Universal Pre-Kindergarten program,  Early Intervention home care and then as an independent provider for the New York Department of Education.  She established Sensation New York in 2004 to provide sensory-based learning and therapy to the pediatric population of New York's Upper West Side neighborhood. Chaya is thrilled to be New York's first  Certified Size Matters Handwriting Program Therapist and Instructor.  Her undergraduate major in theatre/speech & drama serves her well as she entertains while educating audiences of parents, teachers, graduate students and therapists across the United States. Chaya continues to serve as a clinical instructor to graduate students of several universities when her schedule allows.

MAIYA CASIANO

Chaya's Sensational assistant

Maiya works diligently behind the scenes at Sensation to make things run as smoothly as possible.  We'd like to thank 2-year-old Maraya for lending us her mom for a few hours almost daily.  You taught her how to multitask like a boss. 

 

Well done, Maraya. Well done!  

KATIE DOSTALEK, MS/OTR/L

Senior occupational therapist

Katie, a California native from a family of occupational therapists (mom AND dad) is excited to be part of the Sensation family. An enthusiastic dancer, she cannot wait to play! Her creative spirit and experience treating diverse pediatric populations make her uniquely qualified to be a part of Sensation's dynamic team. 

TRACI FOX, MS, OTR/L

Occupational therapist

Bio coming soon...

ASHLEY MENDEZ, MS, OTR/L

Occupational therapist

Bio coming soon...

ABOUT

Sensation is a Sensory Gym & Enrichment Center for children 0 to 21 years of age. Through proven therapeutic interventions we give your child the physical, sensory, social, cognitive, and emotional skills they need to succeed in their educational, family and community environments.

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127 W82nd St., 1B, New York, NY 10024

Smile@SensationNewYork.com

Tel: 212-362-6243

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