Sensory Stepping Stones is a center dedicated to providing a variety of both traditional and innovative treatment programs in hopes of creating opportunities for individuals and families to reach their full potential through a holistic approach.
Treatments include the Sensory Learning Program, Social Work Services and Occupational Therapy Services. Sensory Stepping Stones works with a variety of therapists to broaden the thoughts, therapies and types of services being offered as part of the center.
It is our mission to develop specific holistic programs to enhance mental, physical and functional performance for all individuals seeking positive change, self-awareness, understanding and growth. Our clinic insists on creating an atmosphere that encourages everyone to learn, discover, mature and develop positive self-esteem.
With an approach of respect and dignity, we consider it an honor and privilege to work with our clients and their families as they go through the Sensory Integration process. We believe that everyone CAN reach their full potential!
Melissa Bianchini is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Children & Families Specialty. She received a Master’s Degree in Social Work with a Children & Families Specialty from Fordham University and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Fordham University. As a social worker, Melissa has extensive experience in the fields of mental health issues, addictive prevention & intervention services and children and family therapy.
Melissa has specialized in Sensory Integration as the Educational Director of a Sensory Integration clinic dedicated to children and adults with Autism spectrum disorders, traumatic brain injuries, sensory processing disorders, developmental disorders, attention deficit disorder, developmental delays and physical disabilities. She also has been certified as a provider for the Sensory LearningSM Program and a Registered Master Level Clinician in Interactive Metronome.
Melissa has worked closely with school districts and understands parental concerns, the ins and outs of school based services and the recent constraints being placed on both. She is committed to helping those parents and their children to be successful in their school years and tries to emphasize the focus on what the child CAN do and not what they can’t do. Melissa is a strong proponent of early intervention for all ages and disorders and the necessity of sensory integration; she believes it is never too late to begin treatment.
Audrey Curley is a Licensed and Registered, Pediatric Occupational Therapist. She received her undergraduate degree in Multidisciplinary Studies from Stony Brook University with concentrations in Biology and Sociology. Audrey earned her Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy from Mercy College and specializes in improving and enhancing children’s sensory processing abilities. She has extensive knowledge in school based therapy and works to improve the classroom experience of students with special needs. Audrey is committed to learning and expanding her knowledge in the field of occupational therapy by enrolling in courses that focus on sensory processing, visual perception, handwriting, executive function disorders, early intervention and RTI school based intervention.