Meet The Team
LESLIE A. JURADO, MS, OTR/L
Leslie graduated from the Medical University of South Carolina in 2000 with a Master's degree in Rehabilitation Sciences in Occupational Therapy. She has been working in the field of pediatric occupational therapy for 19 years and has experience in the school system, private clinic, and in-home settings. Leslie has passion for serving children and their families.
Specialties areas of practice:
Yoga as a therapeutic modality
The ALERT program for self-regulation
Melissa Petcu, MS OTR/L
Melissa graduated from Lenoir Rhyne University in 2013 and has been working as a pediatric occupational therapist since this time. She has worked with children with a wide range of diagnoses including autism, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, sensory processing disorders, rare genetic disorders, and developmental delay. She has helped improve children’s sensory processing, emotional regulation, handwriting, coordination, and strength. Trainings include Handwriting Without Tears, Neurodevelomental Treatment (NDT), Kinesiotaping, Splinting, Feeding, Constraint Induced Movement Therapy (CIMT), Zones of Regulation and ALERT program. She enjoys working with children and families to improve their performance in daily occupations including play and education.
ANGELA H. PRICE, COTA/L
Angie graduated from Central Piedmont Community College in 2017. She has worked with children through her church for over 20 years, and has been working in the field of pediatric occupational therapy over the past 5 years where she has found her calling'. Her experience has been with children as young as two weeks old -13 years with a wide range of diagnoses including autism, cerebral palsy, Down Syndrome, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, sensory processing disorders, rare genetic disorders, and developmental delay. Trainings include: Neurobehavioral Approach, Interactive Metronome, Handwriting, Feeding, and Mindfulness activities to include progressive muscle relaxation/breathing and stretching. She loves building relationships with each child and their families, honing into each individual's needs & desires through creativity.
LESLIE CORDERO, DPT
Leslie graduated from North Carolina State University in 2003 with a BS in Biochemistry and a BA in Chemistry. She graduated from East Carolina University in 2006 with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. She has been working in the Charlotte area in the field of pediatric physical therapy since 2006 in a range of environments including private clinics, home health (including early intervention) and school settings. She enjoys working with children with all types of diagnoses and helping them meet their highest gross motor potential. Her specialty areas include working with children with Autism, Down Syndrome, rare disorders and developmental delay.
JODI FARLEY, OTR/L
Jodi graduated from The University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a Bachelor of Science in Public Health and Psychology in 2019. She graduated from Emory & Henry College School of Health Sciences in 2021 with a Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy. Jodi brings multiple years of experience working with children through various shadowing, volunteer, and fieldwork hours as part of her education. She completed a three-month fieldwork rotation at Connected Kidz and is eager to bring her passion of working with pediatrics and become a full-time member with Connected Kidz. In her spare time, she enjoys working out, spending quality time with friends and family, and enjoying nature.