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Melody Cohen OTR/L 

Melody 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.

Melody’s experience 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. 

In 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.