As part of our community outreach and program development, M.M.M. provides workshops, consulting and programming to parents, teachers and schools.


Common workshop topics:

  • The Developmental Hierarchy

  • Sensory Processing

  • Fine Motor Skills

  • Handwriting Development

  • Executive Function Skills

  • Organizing Home or Classroom 


(Other topics developed based on your needs.)


We periodically hold workshops in our center, but if you would like to schedule a workshop for your school or parent group, please email us.

The Developmental Hierarchy

“Development: From the womb to the classroom.”


  • From an O.T. perspective learn how children develop.

  • What are the foundational skills that must develop well for prime academic success?

  • What is the difference between visual-motor, visual-perceptual, visual-spatial, eye-hand coordination, ocularmotor skills?

  • How does the body connect to the hand and the eyes?

  • What milestones should never be skipped or rushed?

  • How do preschool skills support reading and writing later?

Sensory Processing

 “Sensory Processing: Calming the Chaos of Everyday Life”


  • What is sensory processing?

  • Learn about the 7 sensory systems that are the foundation to development.

  • How does sensory processing support academics and overall development?

  • What’s the difference between ‘behavior’ and ‘sensory processing responses’?

  • Learn strategies to organize your child for the home or the classroom.

  • When is therapy needed? 

Handwriting Development

“Handwriting: From Quill Pen to Typing”


  • How does the hand develop?

  • How do the eyes develop and how does this effect writing?

  • What about executive function skills for handwriting?

  • What considered a typical or atypical grasp for my child?

  • Learn fun, creative activities that you can do at home to support the fine motor and writing development of your children.

Executive Function Skills

 “Get all the gears turning together.”
  • What are the ‘executive function skills’? -Attention, Memory and everything else for making it through life.
  • Learn all the executive function skills that are important to manage everyday life and to support your child’s development.

  • Take home ‘top-down’ strategies to improve every day routines.

  • Learn about ‘bottom-up’ interventions that can improve executive function skills.

  • Learn about medication alternatives.

Organize the Home or Classroom 

“Organize from the outside in.”
  • Learn why good organization is important for developing children.
  • How does an environment’s organization effect sensory processing?
  • Learn tips and tricks for organizing a home or classroom to benefit child development.
  • Learn what to do if you just ‘feel’ disorganized (inside and outside).

Founder and Clinical Director:

Padra Smith, MS, OTR/L, SIPT

100 Reade Street

New York, NY 10013


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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!