Paula McCreedy graduated from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington, with dual degrees in occupational therapy and psychology. She completed her masters’ degree in education at the University of New Orleans. She moved to New York City from New Orleans, Louisiana in 1985 to take a teaching position at New York University.
In 1998, Paula and her two colleagues founded SPOTS, responding to a shortage of services for children and their families.
The therapists at SPOTS specifically appreciate that at times sensory regulation problems leave a child hard to reach, hard to parent and hard to teach.
After retiring from New York University (NYU), she continues to guest lecture at Columbia University and New York University.
She and author, Peter Mirabella (deceased), published a children’s book titled The Dad and The Dog: Nera which is used at SPOTS to help children better talk about their emotional triumphs and tragedies.
Paula continues to provide comprehensive evaluation of children at SPOTS and educational seminars for various agencies, schools and conferences locally and internationally.
Paula can be contacted at Paulaspots1@gmail.com.