Melanne Maddalene Randall is a graduate of Auburn University and the Medical College of Georgia, resulting in degrees in both Occupational Therapy and Pediatric Neurology. She specializes in the treatment of Sensory-Integration and Neurodevelopmental disorders, and is an AOTA, NBCOT and HPC registered Occupational Therapist. 

She has developed a variety of clinical practices in both the US, UK, Europe, UAE, Russia and Kenya, focusing on the treatment of premature infants; babies and   toddlers in early intervention; and children in both public and private school programs. 

She is the founder/director of Maximum Potential, a progressive therapy service that provides direct OT, PT, and SLT treatment in the US, the UK, Moscow/St. Petersburg, the UAE, the EU, and Kenya. Melanne has had an active paediatric private practice specializing in Sensory Integration and Neurodevelopmental Therapy for 30 years.

Additionally, she consults to clinical and educational programs in the US, UK, Russia, UAE, Europe and Africa and conducts Sensory Integration workshops for doctors, parents, educators and therapists in the international arena.


FROM URGENCY TO AGENCY – Sustainability at the Heart of Learning

Sustainability Workshop 26th & 27th November 2021

The UN has called ‘Code Red for Humanity’ in its most recent IPCC report. How do we as educators mitigate the climate anxiety our students may experience (and staff, we might add) and use it as an opportunity to forge local actions? In this workshop we base ourselves on the conviction that schools are capable of, and obligated to, play an important role in mitigating Climate Change.

In our view, schools should reinvent themselves to become learning communities that go beyond preparing for the future; instead they should help shape that future, by allowing students and educators to prototype solutions for today’s challenges. By allowing students to actively engage with the local impacts of Climate Change, they could learn about the SDGs, Systems Thinking, Design Thinking, collaboration, etc - all skills which will serve them well in their further lives. In that way, sustainability can become a core driver of education, very much in line with IBO’s vision about student agency. It will allow for learning to be challenge-based, relevant, local and utterly engaging. It will give students a voice and allow them to make necessary changes in their school environment, at home and beyond.

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