Founder and Clinical Director:

Padra Smith, MS, OTR/L, SIPT

100 Reade Street

New York, NY 10013



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 The TOMATIS® Method is an Educational Program, and is considered neither a medical treatment nor a means to establish a medical diagnosis.

The content in this website is for informational purposes only. It should be neither considered as nor substituted for medical advice.    

Tomatis is a registered trademark of Tomatis Developpement S.A.


Personal names throughout this site have been changed to protect the confidentiality of our clients. 


Mighty Minds and Muscles is a boutique therapy and coaching organization.

Our approach is thorough and progressive;

we are not just a pediatric occupational therapy clinic but a family learning center. 

We offer unique internationally-developed programs that help anyone with

developmental delays, learning difficulties and those who just feel disorganized or stressed. Our team is a small group of highly trained and educated co-therapists who continually strive to learn and develop holistic programs.

Whole child! Whole family!

Evaluations and Assessments

Our evaluations are tailored to your needs.  In order to meet the needs of a variety of learning difficulties and budgets, we have 3 levels of evaluations in addition to several specialty evaluations. 


  • Basic Evaluation 

  • Standard Evaluation

  • Comprehensive Evaluation



  • Listening Program Pre/Post-Program Assessments (for Tomatis

  • Reading Intervention Pre/Post-Program Assessments (for Cellfield

  • Home & Family Organizational Assessments 


Email us for details and appointments.

- We will guide you towards the appropriate assessments. 


Please note:

  • In order to truly understand your child and their environments, we prefer to provide a multi-visit assessment process (at no extra cost).  Typically this includes: 

- TWO in-clinic visits of 1 to 1 1/2 hours for thorough establishment of rapport and assessment of physical and cognitive performance abilities.

- In some circumstances, a school or home visit for observations of the child in the natural environnent occur (before the child knows who we are). 

- In most cases, TWO professionals are involved in the evaluation process. 

  • Many insurance companies require a 'Prior Authorization' for evaluations. In order to recieve your full potential reimbursement please call your insurance for details, prior to commencing the evaluation process.  

  • Not everyone wants a fully interpreted narrative report, therefore you may chose a 'summary with verbal report' or 'full narrative report' for all evaluations (there is a fee difference).  

  • After the evaluation process, we always meet with BOTH parents to discuss our findings and explain the findings of the evaluation, our intervention philosophy, and your intervention options.  

  • In addition to traditional occupational therapy evaluation tools, we also use educational, social-emotional, and listening assessments to support our intervention planning and colloboration with your child's teacher (or you).