Melody Ovitsky, OTR/L has devoted her entire career to AOT, Inc. Her first position as a new graduate was as an occupational therapist in its acute care division. In the following years, however, she pursued her specialty of choice, pediatrics, focusing on school-age, preschools, and early intervention services. Today, Melody oversees and supervises school-based and outpatient pediatric services, reporting directly to the vice president, M. Marlene Seeger.
- University of Pittsburgh, Bachelor of Science degree, Occupational Therapy
- Certification, Neuro-developmental Treatment (NDT)
- Certification, Therapeutic Listening
Melody is one of AOT’s most respected professionals. Her keen clinical skills and insight have earned her a reputation as a knowledgeable mentor among staff members. Her confident personality, positive attitude, and interpersonal skills make her an adept negotiator who responds assertively to issues and concerns that arise in the course of fulfilling her responsibilities as a supervisor. She has been recognized by a tri-county agency as an expert in early intervention feeding practices. As such she was chosen to develop feeding protocols.
Over the years, Melody has honed her expertise in pediatric occupational therapy specialties via continuing education certification programs, seminars, and research. In 1996, she achieved certification in Neuro Developmental Treatment (NDT), which is a hands-on, therapeutic approach used in working with children and adults who have central nervous system deficits. In 2007 she was certified in therapeutic listening. Other specialty areas that Melody has pursued are the treatment of feeding disorders and sensory processing disorders.