– Why Symbiosis –

Empowering Children, Transforming Lives

The Inception of Symbiosis​

Symbiosis Pediatric Therapy was started in 2008 from a simple dream of the founder/s, Shalini Das and Sumanta Das . Being experienced therapists and parents themselves, they had a strong desire to break out from the culture of traditional Home-based services provided by most of the therapists for ages. They also sensed that the fragmented Behavior Consultancy, Occupational Therapy and Speech-Language therapy services model doesn’t really work where families struggles to find right Autism Service providers for their children during the early intervention period.

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Why Us

Top reasons to receive Therapy services from Symbiosis

Easier Appointment Management

Connect with all the right professionals in one place without the hassle of coordinating multiple appointments

Cost-Effective Solutions

Benefit from multi-disciplinary services at reasonable costs compared to solo providers

Integrated Therapy Plans

Receive child-centered therapy plans focused on relationship-building and play-based therapy

Fewer Session Disruptions

Reduce transitions and disruptions in your child's therapy sessions by accessing multiple services under one roof

Quick Problem Resolutions

Experience swift idea-sharing and problem-solving among diverse professionals

Our Unique Perks

Benefits and Advantages of Symbiosis

Interdisciplinary Communication

Ensure consistency in your child's treatment with ongoing communication among all involved professionals

Interdisciplinary Collaboration

Experience comprehensive treatment plans addressing every aspect of your child's development

Interdisciplinary Consultation

Easily request consultations from other disciplines to enhance treatment effectiveness and progress

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.