Melissa Haas, OTR

Melissa Haas, OTR

Occupational Therapist & Therapy Manager
HSHS St. Joseph's Hospital since 2005

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Occupational Therapy
    from Mount Mary College
  • Autism Certificate from University of Wisconsin - La Crosse

Melissa is certified to administer the Sensory Integration and Praxis Tests (SIPT) by completing the comprehensive sensory integration program with Western Psychological Services and the University of Southern California. She is also Handwriting without Tears Level 1 certified.

Melissa provides occupational therapy in the SPOTS out-patient clinic. Through SPOTS, Melissa runs many fine motor, handwriting, and sensory community-based groups in Eau Claire and Chippewa Falls clinics throughout the year. She has a special interest in working with kids with sensory processing disorder, mental health issues, handwriting difficulties, and autism.

Before joining HSHS St. Joseph's Hospital, Melissa worked at Black River Memorial Hospital where she provided pediatric therapy for contracts with the Jackson County Birth-to-Three Program, Black River Falls and Alma Center-Merrillan-Humbird School Districts. In addition, she provided therapy for in-patients, out-patients (pediatrics and adults), and a local nursing home.

A Black River Falls native, Melissa lives in the Eau Claire area with her husband, two boys, and dog. She enjoys spending time with her family, running, biking, and camping.