At Eat Sleep and Grow Melissa will use her extensive experience as an Occupational Therapist paired with her Sleep Consulting training to provide your family personalized program planning for all self-care needs. She does not use one specific method for her teaching, rather she pulls from a variety of experts to support your family. She encourages learning to take place in the home and community environment. Melissa also has many years’ experience in supporting teachers and staff in a school based setting. She works with children ages 3 months to 18 years of age. Beyond children Melissa focuses on adult home safety assessment, equipment and self-care needs. 

Eat Sleep and Grow target the following Occupational Performance areas as part of therapy:

● G-tube transitioning

● Picky Eating/Problem Feeding

● Decreased Oral Motor Skills

● Sleep Challenges (Expecting Mom’s, Infants, Toddlers and Kids over 5)

● Sensory Processing Challenges and Interventions

● Adaptive Equipment

● Fine Motor Skills

● Self-Care Skills (Bathing, Dressing, Grooming, Toothbrushing)

● Toilet Training

● Seating/Wheelchair Assessments

● Puberty and Life Skills for preteens and teens

Melissa has experience with a range of disabilities (mild-severe), including:

● Anxiety

● Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

● Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

● Cerebral Palsy (CP)

● Developmental delays

● Down syndrome

● Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)

● Genetic disorders

● Learning disabilities

● Sensory processing difficulties

● Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)

● Children who are awaiting a formal diagnosis

Eat Sleep and Grow is able to provide services in the location of your choosing, including but not limited to: 

● Your home

● Preschool or school classrooms

● Community settings (e.g., daycares, libraries, leisure facilities, local businesses)

Melissa offers Occupational Therapy and Sleep Services in Alberta and British Columbia. Services can be in-person, over the phone or via Skype. Seminars and lunch and learn sessions are also available for day-cares, schools and community organizations. Melissa is registered on the Family Support for Children with Disabilities RFQ and she is registered on the RASP in British Columbia.