Pooja is a Paediatric Occupational Therapist with over 19 years of experience working with individuals ranging from infants to teenagers.
Pooja completed her Occupational Therapy Degree at the University of Mumbai (India) with Honours.
She has worked at various paediatric settings in Mumbai before moving to Singapore. In Singapore she was part of the Rehab team at the National Neuroscience Institute, Tan Tock Seng Hospital before moving to Private Practice. She also consulted as a visiting Occupational Therapy Consultant at the Kinder Clinic (Paragon).
She has experience in working with children with various developmental and physical needs including those with cerebral palsy, ataxia, developmental delays such as ASD, ADHD, Coordination Dysfunctions, Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), Dyspraxia, Visual-motor Dysfunction, Handwriting difficulties and many other learning difficulties and multiple disabilities in private clinics, mainstream schools and home based settings.
Her special interest lies in Early Intervention of children (0-6 years old) with sensory processing, regulation and social- emotional difficulties. She has worked at The Early Learning Village Campus of Stamford American International School and is well versed with classroom strategies and the support needed in the child’s coping ability within the school environment. Pooja specializes in school visits for her clients making recommendations for adaptations within the classroom.
She is passionate about helping her clients through play and looks forward to making therapy fun for children. She believes that a close collaboration with parents, teachers and team members helps devise the best therapy approach for the child so that he/she thrives in the environment despite his/her difficulties or special needs.
Pooja has received training in the areas of Therapeutic Listening Programme (TLP), DIR Floortime 101, Samonas, Handwriting Without Tears, Social Skills Training (Alex Kelly), MORE (Motor Oral Respiratory and Eyes), Enhancement of Upper Extremity Function in Paediatrics, Sensory Modalities in the Treatment of Childhood Disabilities. She is also formally and informally trained in Motor Control and its problems and NDT.