Serena Zeidler

Serena Zeidler, OTD, OTR/L

Assistant Professor, Occupational Therapy

Department of Occupational Therapy

School of Health Sciences

Clinical Specialty

  • Pediatrics
  • School-based practice
  • Adults with developmental disabilities
  • Certified in Sensory Integration, including the administration and interpretation of the Sensory Integration and Praxis Test (SIPT)

Education

  • Doctor of Occupational Therapy, Chatham University, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Master of Arts in Occupational Therapy, New York University, New York, NY
  • Bachelor of Arts, Clark University, Worcester, MA

Research

  • Examine and address the impact of visual skills challenges on engagement in meaningful occupations.
  • Research and further develop the application of screenings and remediation programs for visual skills deficits in children and adults.

Recent Publications

Spencer, J., Zeidler, S., Sauvigne-Kirsch, J., & Gallagher, V. (2018, November). Conversations that matter: Overcoming barriers to forge leadership pathways for school-based practitioners. Presented at the New York State Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Palisades, NY.

Zeidler, S., Christensen, C., Leshinger, C., & Stein, S. (2018, November). Clinicians’ and educators’ perspectives on the usefulness and effectiveness of PuzzleArt Therapy in screening for and remediating visual skills deficits in children and adults. Poster session presented at the New York State Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Palisades, NY.

Zeidler, S. (2018, April). Common visual skills challenges in school-based practice: Using a multi-sensory approach for screening and intervention. Course presented at the American Occupational Therapy Association 2018 Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, UT.    

Spencer, J. & Zeidler, S. (2018, April). Conversations that matter: Equal rights and opportunities for all school-based practitioners. Presented at the American Occupational Therapy Association 2018 Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, UT.

Berman, S. & Zeidler, S. (2018, March). Common visual skills deficits across the lifespan: Using PuzzleArt™ Therapy for screening and intervention. Poster session presented at Drew University Medical Humanities Symposium, Madison, NJ.   

Zeidler, S. (2017, December). Practical strategies for improving common visual skills challenges in school-based practice. Poster session presented at the American Occupational Therapy Association Specialty Conference: School-Based Practice, Orlando, FL.                                                     

Zeidler, S. (2015, November). PuzzleArt™ Therapy: An innovative approach for addressing visual skills deficits in children and adults. Course presented at the New York State Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, White Plains, NY.  

Zeidler, S. (2013, April). Use of a comprehensive self-regulation program to improve attention to task in students with sensory processing difficulties. Poster session presented at the American Occupational Therapy Association 2013 Annual Conference, San Diego, CA.                           

Zeidler, S. (2012, November). An evidence-based self-regulation program to improve attention to task in students with sensory processing difficulties. Course presented at the New York State Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Rochester, NY.                   

Professional Service

  • Member OT Alumni Committee
  • Member OT Admissions Committee
  • Member OT Student Status and Academic Standing Committee
  • Member Interprofessional Education Committee for the School of Health Sciences
  • Chairperson of OT Search Committee
  • AOTA State Leaders Community of Practice             
  • NYSOTA Legislation & Advocacy Committee

Teaching Responsibilities

  • OT 376 Foundations of Occupational Therapy
  • OT 380 Professional Journey 1
  • OT 470 OT Theory and Practice: Pediatrics
  • OT 664 Occupational Therapy Practice in Schools
  • OT 670 Advanced Analysis and Synthesis of Activity
  • Faculty Research Mentor