Therapist Bios

Mission Statement
Teeny Tots Therapy strives to provide high quality Occupational Therapy Services to children with special needs. Evaluations of fine and gross motor skills, sensory processing and modulation, together with current level of functioning and treatment can be provided. Support and training is also provided to family and educators, in order to empower and enrich children and their families.

Background Information
Melinda Tainton-Brechtel is a California licensed and registered Occupational Therapist with 30 years of experience. She is certified in administering the Sensory Integration and Praxis Test, with extensive training and practice in Sensory Integration (Studying at the Ayres Clinic, in Torrance CA , through the USC program).

Melinda is certified to administer the Therapeutic Listening Program and is trained in The Handwriting Without Tears Writing Program, together with training in a wide variety of other treatment techniques. She has supervised staff, mentored students, provided numerous in-services/training for parents, school districts, support groups, and pre-schools in the United States of America .

In 1996, Melinda presented at the Sensory Integration and Neuro-Developmental Therapy International Congress in Cape Town, South Africa .