Melissa Orkin, Ph.D
Melissa is a developmental psychologist and director of Crafting Minds (www.craftingmindsgroup.com), an educational consulting practice. Melissa provides district-based consultation, and professional development workshops designed to enhance practitioners' knowledge about the fields of neuroscience, reading instruction, dyslexia, achievement motivation, early literacy skills and use of technology in literacy development.
Melissa has served as a researcher and clinician at the Tufts University Center for Reading and Language Research, an educator in the public schools, and a lecturer for graduate and undergraduate courses at Tuft University and Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education. She has contributed to publications on a variety of educational topics including literacy development and executive function skills, and regularly presents at annual professional meetings in the fields of reading disorders, education, and child development.