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Henry, Elise

Henry, Elise

Curriculum Vitae
Academic Fieldwork Coordinator
Clinical Assistant Professor
Occupational Therapy

Phone: 718-262-3704
Office Location: AC-1E12E

Office Hours  
Mondays  3-5 p.m. 
Wednesdays  4-5 p.m. 


Degree Institution Field Dates
MS  Columbia University  Occupational Therapy  1994 
  Columbia University  Public Health  1994 
BA  Amherst College  Psychology  1988 
Elise Henry was a Department of Education loan-ship recipient while attending Columbia University where she received her Masters in Occupational Therapy and Masters in Public Health. She joined the York College Occupational Therapy department as a Clinical Assistant Professor and Academic Fieldwork Educator. Over more than 25 years, she worked in various settings such as schools, hospitals and private clinics. Prior to joining the faculty at York College, she provided workshops/lectures to schools and other practitioners on the implementation of the sensory integration approach in the classroom and the home. Her professional career outside of academia includes clinical supervision of new occupational therapists and teaching crafts such as knitting and crochet to adults.

Areas of Expertise

Pediatric Occupational Therapy
Certified in Advanced Therapeutic Listening

Presented Papers, Lectures, and Exhibitions and Performances

" Health and Wellness program for OT students funded by the CARES act: Outcomes of a 16 week "Practical Yoga" and wellness program for OT students during the COVID-19 pandemic " October 2021: 2021 National Health Science Conference.

" Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy in the Classroom " October 2020: Concordia College.

" Creating a Sense-sational Classroom " April 8 & 9 2015: Concordia College.

" Creating a Sense-sational Classroom " November 24, 2014: Concordia College.

" Starting a private Practice " October 27, 2014: OT Systems Management Course.

" Starting a Private Practice " Nov. 19, 2013: OT Systems Management Course.

" Creating a Sense-sational Classroom " September 9, 2011: International Preschool.

" Fine Motor Skills in the Classroom " June, 2010: River East Elementary School.

" Fine Motor Skills in the Classroom " April, 2009: College of New Rochelle.

" Making Sense of Sensory Integration " April 2008: Mt. Kisco Day Care.

" Creating Sense-sational Classrooms, " October 2007: Spuyten Duyvil PreK.

" Typical Development in Children " January 2007: Riverdale Nursery School and Family Center.

" Creating Sense-sational Classrooms " December 2006: College of New Rochelle.

" Creating Sense-sational Classrooms " April 2006: College of New Rochelle.


PSC CUNY grant award #65413-00 53, OT Fieldwork Readiness Using Human Standardized Patient Experienc. 2022-2023: $3600.00.

PSC-CUNY Award #62216-00 50 Recipient, The Geriatric Simulator and Hemiparesis Simulator. 2019-2020: $3,252.90.

CUNY 2016- 2017 Health and Human Services RFP, Healthy Living: Home, Exercise, and Fun Manual. 2016-2017: $7,500.00.

Other Professional Activities and Public Service

MOTEC (Metropolitan Occupational Therapy Education Council) – member: 2013 - present.

AOTA (American Occupational Therapy Association) – member: 1991 – present.

NYSOTA (New York State Occupational Therapy Association) – member: 2013 - present.

Advisory Board Member: New Ground: 2016 - present.

MNYD (Metropolitan New York District of NYSOTA) - member: 2013 - 2015.