Melissa Mako Educational Psychologist
PGrad Dip Ed Pscyh, MA (Ed Psych), BA
Melissa joined Kidz Therapy in 2014 and provides comprehensive cognitive and educational assessments for children and adolescents. She is a registered psychologist.
Prior to her role at Kidz Therapy, she worked for the Ministry of Education working closely with parents, caregivers, teachers and other specialists to help children and young people with significant learning, developmental and behavioural needs. Melissa is passionate about her work and believes that every child can reach their potential, given the right support and opportunities. She has a strength-based approach to assessment and intervention. Melissa is trained in Triple P and Non-Violent Crisis Intervention. She attends regular conferences and seminars.
Melissa has a professional and personal interest in:
- Cognitive and educational assessments
- Learning differences e.g. dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia
- Functional behaviour assessment
- Social and emotional disorders
- Resilience in children
- Parent-child attachment
- Parenting programmes
Melissa is married with two young children.