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!
Chaya's Sensational assistant
Katie Dostalek, MS/OTR/L
Senior occupational therapist
Traci Fox, MS, OTR/L
Ashley Mendez, MS, OTR/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.