graduated from Boston University’s Sargent College and
holds Connecticut and National Board Certification in
Occupational Therapy (OT).
She has been working with children and families
since 1980, in a variety of settings in Connecticut,
evaluating, planning interventions and developing
individualized treatment plans.
Melody has extensive professional training in
sensory integration/processing, DIR/Floortime, neuro-developmental
treatments, brain gym, neurokinesthetic approach to
handwriting, fine/visual motor skills and designing
sensory diets. She also conducts workshops on sensory
processing and its impact on learning and behavior.
and work include individual and group therapies in both
the New Canaan and Westport CT public schools on
transdiciplinary teams for children with autism and other
related disorders. She has also provided home-based therapy to the birth to
three, pediatric and adult population.
addition, Melody worked at the Rehabilitation Center of
Eastern Fairfield County where her responsibilities
included evaluation, treatment and family training in both
‘The Ripple Program’ (birth to 3 yrs) and ‘The C-DEC
Program’ (children of the ages 3-6 yrs). This process
included The Ayres Sensory Integration Evaluation along
with assessment of individual developmental profiles.
Melody was also the Director of OT for a Traumatic
Brain Injury Unit and Inpatient Therapy Supervisor for the
Burn Unit at Bridgeport Hospital in Connecticut.