Melissa Rini, MSOT, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Certification and Licensure:

Licensed Occupational Therapist, North Carolina

Registered with National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy

Specialized Training/ Continuing Education

Courses in:

Teletherapy using various platforms such as Zoom, FaceTime, TheraPlatform and Google Duo

Natural Learning Environment Practices

Coaching Model

Pediatric Yoga

100 Signs for Easy and Effective Communication in Therapy

Preschoolers and Autism

Wilbarger Brushing Protocol


Sensory Integration

Fine Motor Coordination

Visual Motor/ Perception

Autism Spectrum Disorders

Developmental Delays

Motor Apraxia


Melissa is originally from New England growing up in Connecticut and moved to North Carolina in 2014. She attended the University of New Hampshire where she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.S. in Occupational Therapy and received her M.S. degree in Occupational. Melissa has worked in many different settings including rehabilitation, hospital, outpatient pediatrics, and home settings. She has a particular interest in working with children in order to achieve their most independent level within a fun and functional setting. Her clinical experience includes work with children with Developmental Delays, Fine Motor Coordination Disorders, Sensory Integration, Visual Motor/Perceptual Disorders, Down Syndrome, Autism, Gross Motor Delays, and Medically Fragile Children. Melissa values the importance of collaborative between families and professionals and believes in the positive outcomes Occupational Therapy intervention can have for children and their families.