Melissa Perlee, MS, OTR/L

Melissa was born in Pasadena and raised in Hong Kong and Singapore. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from George Washington University in Washington, DC, and a master’s degree in occupational therapy from California State University, Dominguez Hills.

Melissa has extensive experience working with children & youth from infancy to adulthood (0-23 years) with a variety of needs including: sensory processing, feeding, self-care, school readiness and handwriting, life skills and transitioning to special needs adult programs. She has worked with children in the clinic, home, and school settings and has experience working with the LA Unified, Pasadena Unified, South Pasadena Unified, Arcadia and Burbank school districts. She believes in addressing goals that are personally important to her clients and their families as well as honoring cultural values and traditions.

Melissa has continuing education in: The AEIOU Approach to Pediatric Feeding, Teaching Kids to Eat Using Baby Led Weaning, Size Matters Handwriting Program, and the Learn Play Thrive Approach to Autism. She also has experience working with clients that use AAC programs such as Proloquo2Go, TouchChat, and GoTalk NOW to communicate.

In her free time, Melissa enjoys spending time with her husband and two sons. Her family loves to hike, camp, craft, and visit Disneyland and Universal Studios.