Founder and Clinical Director:

Padra Smith, MS, OTR/L, SIPT

100 Reade Street

New York, NY 10013

917.960.0250

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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!

Acknowledgements!

As the founder of Mighty Minds and Muscles Therapy & Coaching Services, there are many, many people in this world that I have to express my gratitude towards.  No one person can do anything in this world without support.  The following people (and many more) have played a significant part of making our small practice possible.  By encouraging me, believing in me and supporting M.M.M., I have been able to develop a practice that aims to understand children better and to educate the world about how to truly make a difference in a child’s life.  Thank you to all!!!!  - Padra

 

My supportive parents and family.

My loving and generous husband.

My friends near and far.

 

American Red Cross – For allowing me to join an Adult Sign Language Class at the age of 10 and giving me tremendous experience during Hurricane Katrina Relief.

 

Shari Rarick – For my focus, self-discipline & confidence. (Childhood dance teacher of 20 years. Battle Creek, MI)

 

Mrs. Buckley - My favorite teacher, inspirer of ‘reaching children of all abilities’. (3rd Grade – Minges Brook Elementary, Battle Creek, MI)

 

The late David B. Gray, PhD. -For pushing and inspiring me. (Master thesis advisor, World-traveling partner and A.D.A. educator – Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO). As a man with quadripelia for over 40 years, he taught me that having a disability is a not a limitation in life, but often a blessing!

 

Erna Imperatore Blanche, PhD.- O.T., S.I.P.T. trainer, and professional mentor

 

Diana Dinn – Professional mentor

 

Monique Bell – Professional mentor & provider of extraordinary amount of education early in my pediatric career.

 

Maude Le Roux – O.T.,  Professional mentor, and website collaborator.

 

Kirsten Lopez – Education Leader, professional friend, and website collaborator.

 

Paule Doss – Website Designer

 

Jill Sauerburger – Graphic Designer

 

Malinda Smith – Sister and Graphic Designer (and doer of all other projects)

 

Gymboree N.Y.C.– For supporting and collaborating with our small business.

Administrative Support:

Anny

Alice

Robert

Gigi

Casey

Sarah H.

Sarah M.

Dana

Alana

Sam

Schools & Clinics (current or previous working relationships):

Leman Manhattan /Claremont Preparatory School

Nursery of Habonim

The River School (NY/NJ)

The Peck Slip School (PS)

Battery Park City School (PS 276)

Jewish Community Project (JCP)

PS – Bronx

PS 11

Gramercy Preschool

St. Luke’s Roosevelt Preschool

Special Sprouts

Support By Design

Kids Developmental Therapy (TX)

Bay Area Rehabilitation Center (TX)

St. Louis Preschool for Autism (MO)

Mayo Clinic (MN)

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign –Carle Foundation Hospital and Clinic (IL)

 

All my previous and current families for their confidence in allowing us to work with their children. 

 

Special ones:

N&S J.

J&P S.

M&D K.

C.K.

J&J S.

C&S W.

M.C.

 

Megan* – My 10 year old client at Winter Park National Sports Camp for the Disabled… a child with Osteogenesis Imperfecta (brittle bone disease) who shows that nothing is out of reach and it is almost always worth the risk.

 

Mascot:

Ollie

Volunteers:

Malinda

Phyllis

Shanjida

Robert

Eunice

Conor

Penelope

Jen

Ange

OTs/PTs/SPTs:

Ellie

Amy

Sapna

Robin

Kara

Marjorie

Kayla

Linda

Jill

Kim

Nicole

Cathy

Tracey

Vickie

Trisha

Stacey

Sandy

OT/COTA Students:

Sam

Michelle

Richmond

*For privacy, some names have been withheld or changed.