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Occupational Therapy

Service Overview

What is Occupational Therapy?

Occupational therapy (OT) is a regulated healthcare profession that enables individuals to achieve their optimum ability to engage in everyday activities.A child’s occupation is to continually develop a range of new skills through engagement in play, self-care, social and academic activities.

Pediatric Occupational Therapists help to enhance skill development and quality of life for children who experience motor, sensory, learning, social and behavioural challenges.

Occupational therapists, through their unique combination of skills, are well positioned to support parents and educators to effectively and creatively problem solve to enhance quality of life for all children.

When your child begins Occupational Therapy services at Symbiosis, the therapist will do an assessment to determine the possible goals for treatment. Once the assessment has been completed the therapist will explain the results to you and will suggest goals. They will discuss the most ideal treatment schedule with you.

Our Team

Occupational Therapy Team

Our Occupational Therapists have the depth of understanding of a Sensory-motor frame of reference and its application to assessment and intervention.

In addition, they have the expertise and experience utilizing recognized therapy models designed to develop self-regulation, social interaction and social thinking skills in children with or without any formal diagnoses.They also have expertise managing the picky eater whose restricted diets are related to a combination of sensory, motor and behavioural challenges.

To ensure the highest quality of therapy services, OT sessions are always accompanied by some home practice programs to allow for optimal carry-over of skills learned in each session.

An essential component of all our therapy sessions and intervention plan is to educate our family members and caregivers on how to carry forward the ideas and strategies which works with the child during the therapy sessions. It helps in generalizing the skills acroos many settings(Home, School, Community settings etc.)

Focus Areas

Areas of Intervention

Motor Skills

Precision, coordination, strength, and balance are honed through targeted interventions, fostering a foundation for your child's future success

Self Care and Focus

Independence in self-care, attention, and focus is cultivated, empowering your child beyond therapy to be a more confident and capable individual

Organizational skills

Structured interventions equip your child with tools for effective organization, establishing order and structure for various aspects of life

Social Skills & Self-Regulation

Emotional control, social interaction proficiency, and positive relationships are developed through interventions focused on self-regulation and social skills

Sleep Hygiene

Crucial sleep hygiene habits for overall well-being are established with our guidance and strategies, ensuring restful nights for your child

Assistive Technology

We empower your child with additional means for daily activities through prescribed assistive tools and technology solutions

Accessibility Enhancement

We recommend equipment and modify your surroundings with adaptive solutions, creating a supportive space for your child to thrive in their daily environment

Career Readiness

We focus on essential skills development for a smooth transition into vocational pursuits, laying the groundwork for your child's successful future.

Motor Skills

Precision, coordination, strength, and balance are honed through targeted interventions, fostering a foundation for your child's future success

Self Care and Focus

Independence in self-care, attention, and focus is cultivated, empowering your child beyond therapy to be a more confident and capable individual

Organizational skills

Structured interventions equip your child with tools for effective organization, establishing order and structure for various aspects of life

Social Skills & Self-Regulation

Emotional control, social interaction proficiency, and positive relationships are developed through interventions focused on self-regulation and social skills

Sleep Hygiene

Crucial sleep hygiene habits for overall well-being are established with our guidance and strategies, ensuring restful nights for your child

Assistive Technology

We empower your child with additional means for daily activities through prescribed assistive tools and technology solutions

Accessibility Enhancement

We recommend equipment and modify your surroundings with adaptive solutions, creating a supportive space for your child to thrive in their daily environment

Career Readiness

We focus on essential skills development for a smooth transition into vocational pursuits, laying the groundwork for your child's successful future.

Curriculum and Schedule

Diagnoses We Address

Learning Disabilities

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Developmental Coordination Disorders (DCD)

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Anxiety Disorders

Organisation, time management and emotional control

Self regulation skills

Self regulation skills

Executive function skills

Gross and fine motor skills

Handwriting difficulties

Sensory processing and modulation challenges

Focusing, attention and transitions

Learning Disabilities

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Developmental Coordination Disorders (DCD)

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Anxiety Disorders

Organisation, time management and emotional control

Self regulation skills

Self regulation skills

Executive function skills

Gross and fine motor skills

Handwriting difficulties

Sensory processing and modulation challenges

Focusing, attention and transitions

Program Focus

General Areas Occupational Therapy Can Focus On

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Occupational therapy focuses on helping individuals develop the skills necessary for daily living and meaningful participation in activities, addressing areas such as fine motor skills, sensory processing, self-care, and environmental adaptations.

Individuals of all ages who experience challenges in activities of daily living, motor coordination, sensory processing, or functional independence can benefit from occupational therapy.

Occupational therapy interventions may include sensory integration therapy, fine motor exercises, activities of daily living (ADL) training, assistive technology recommendations, environmental modifications, and sensory-based interventions to address individual goals and needs.

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Shalini Das

Director, Board Certified Behavior Analyst,Occupational Therapist

Shalini is one of the co-founders of Symbiosis Pediatric Therapy. She currently oversees the clinical and administrative departments of Symbiosis. Shalini has more than 25 years of experience working with children with autism and developmental disabilities.

Shalini completed her Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy specializing in Pediatric Neurology in 2000. She also has her Masters degree in Special Education with a focus on Applied Behavior Analysis from The Pennsylvania State University.Shalini is listed in the RASP list as a Behavior Consultant and an Occupational Therapist.

Shalini has extensive clinical experience with assessment and program development that is designed to treat challenging behaviors, build communication, and functional life skills. Some of the team-based intervention which she incorporates are the Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA), Early Start Denver Model (ESDM), SCERTS, DIR®/Floor time model, etc.

Shalini has trained & supervised several teams of therapists, parents, and other professionals on evidence-based behavioral strategies to improve the quality of life for the children. She also assists with the development and implementation of evidence-based treatment approaches, in addition to providing clinical guidance and mentorship to the Behavioral intervention team.

Shalini is certified to administer the Sensory Integration and Praxis Test (SIPT) from the University of Southern California and in Neuro-Developmental Therapy (NDT) from NDT Association, USA. She also enjoys working with children in Symbiosis embracing different therapy models while viewing the challenges faced by the children through the developmental framework.

Shalini is the mother of two children and understands the importance of considering the needs and wants of all members of the family when establishing therapy goals. She spends her spare time with her children and husband, reading, traveling, and cooking different recipes from around the world.