Occupational Therapists:

Dhara Dedhia Shah
- B.O.Th, DROT, C/SI (USA)

Dhara is a pediatric occupational therapist certified in sensory integration from the university of Southern California.

She has done her bachelor in occupational therapy from esteemed KEM hospital and her post-graduate diploma in rehabilitation (occupational therapy) from All India Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

She is also certified in the Handwriting Without Tears programs for children with writing difficulties.

Dhara has been working as a pediatric occupational therapist since 7years with keen interest in learning disorders, autism, sensory processing disorders and cerebral palsy.

Kshiti Shah Jhaveri
- B.O.Th(Mumbai), S.I (U.S.A)

Kshiti Shah Jhaveri has completed her Bachelor's in Occupational therapy (B.O.Th) from the renowned G.S.M.C. & K.E.M. hospital (Mumbai), passing out as the Gold medalist.

Her love and passion for paediatrics led her to further pursue the Sensory integration certification from the University of Southern California (USA). In addition, she is certified in Brain Gym, Play Therapy and Handwriting without Tears.

An enthusiastic learner, Kshiti has also attended several workshops - Decoding autism, Kinesiotaping and MFR.

A hardworking and committed therapist, she uses a blend of several approaches and techniques, combining them with an emotional touch that helps her connect effortlessly with kids.

Nidhi B. Panchal
- B.O.Th (MUMBAI), S.I. (U.S.A)

Nidhi is an Occupational therapist who has completed her Bachelor's Degree from Seth G.S.M.C and K.E.M. Hospital. She has Sensory Integration certification for University of Southern California.

She has been working with children with special needs, autism, Sensory processing Disorders, developmental delays, since past 3 years. She is certified in other courses like Handwriting without Tears, Kinesio Taping.

Tahera Arsiwala

Tahera Arsiwala is an Occupational therapist graduated from Seth.G.S. Medical college and K.E.M. Hospital in the year 2016.She is a keen learner of Sensory Based Difficulties and Management of behaviours stemming from it.

She has completed her practical modules of SIPT certification (sensory integration and praxis Test) from the founder University for the same i.e University of Southern California.

She has been in association with Dr. Khyati Dharia as an intern and completed her observership and training for the same. She is a part Theraplay from its very begining and continues to be the same further.

Riya M. Jogani

Riya is an Occupational therapist who has completed her Bachelor's in Occupational Therapy from O. T School and Centre, T.N.Medical College.

She has been associated with Theraplay and working with children with special needs, Autism, Sensory Processing Disorders, Developmental delays since 2016.


Nami Jaisinghani Arora
- B.P.Th, M.P.Th(Neurosciences), C/SI (U.S.A)

Nami is a Neuro physiotherapist who has an SI certification from University of Southern California, USA. She has acquired both her bachelor's and master's degrees with gold medals from the acclaimed KEM hospital at Mumbai.

Nami has been providing therapy for neurological deficits in both adults and children for 5 years, but has a keen interest in autism, sensory processing disorders, developmental delays, pediatric orthopaedic rehabilitation & cerebral palsy.

She is a proponent of the "Handwriting Without Tears" program for kids with writing difficulties at school. When she's not at work, you'll find her training post-graduate students at Nanavati Hospital, where she serves as a visiting lecturer.

Speech Therapists:

Renu Parikh
- B.Sc (AST), M.A. in Psychology

Renu has been working as a Speech Language Pathologist for 25 years. She has worked in Children's Orthopedic Hospital, Hinduja Hospital, Special School with children with LD, 'Light House' a Multi-Disciplinary Centre.

She has worked with various Speech and Language disorders, but has always special affinity to kids with Language and Speech Disorders.

She is a certified Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist (BCST ICSB Switzerland) and has always been updating herself by attending varied workshops.

Ami Dharia
- M.A(U.S. A), CCC-SLP

Ami has completed her Master's in Speech and Language Pathology from San Diego State University, California, U.S.A.

She has been working as a speech language pathologist for 26 years. She has worked in U.S.A in different set ups such as primary schools, early intervention programs and with geriatric population in hospitals.

She has done her PECS workshop for the U.S and India and Makaton from India. She has passionately worked with children with speech and language disorders with different schools and families.

Ridhika Shah
- MASLP (Masters in Audiology and Speech, Language Pathology)

Ridhika has completed her Master's (MASLP) in Audiology & Speech-Language Pathology, from Topiwala National Medical College, Mumbai, India. She has been practicing at clinics across Mumbai as a Speech, Language, and Swallowing Therapist since 2011.

She is also working as a Speech and Language therapist at the Gateway School of Mumbai, for children with learning disabilities since 2014. Ridhika works with children and adults with various listening, language, and social communication disorders and also speech breakdowns like stuttering, articulation and voice issues.

She is also Hanen certified (More than words programme, 2015). This program is designed specifically for empowering parents of children on the Autism spectrum and with other social communication disorders.

Special Educators:

Deepa Kadakia
- M.Com, PGD in Special Education

Deepa Kadakia has completed her Post Graduation Diploma in Special Education from The Tata Institute of Social Science. She also holds a Bachelor and Master's Degree in Commerce. She has been in teaching profession since past 15 years.

This inspired her to pursue her studies in Education and completed her Diploma in Special Education in 2015. She has skills to help individuals with special needs achieve a higher level of personal self-sufficiency and success in school by using teaching techniques and educational programs.

Resham Shah

Mrs Resham Shah is a certified remedial therapist who has completed her course in Postgraduate Diploma in Intergrated Education and counselling from Prafulta Counselling center in the year 2014-15.

She also holds a Bachelors and a Master's degree in counselling psychology from the University of Mumbai and is also brain gym certified. Her work experience includes working at Prafulta counselling centre for 2 years as a career counsellor and also conducting workshops in school on various mental health topics.


Namrata Dharia
- PGDSC, M.A. (Counselling)

Namrata has been a practicing psychologist over 6 years. She has done her M.A. in Career and Developmental Counselling from S.N.D.T. Women's University.

To further enhance her skills and knowledge she has done various certificate courses and workshops like Self Help, Neuro Linguistic Programming, Self-Hypnosis, EMDR, etc.

Currently she is pursuing her Ph.D. She has been working with children and adults across age groups. She also conducts group counselling sessions to encourage growth and development among individuals.

Kruti Shah
- M.A. ( Clinical Psycology)

Ms. Kruti Shah has a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology and also specializes in Narrative Practices, Autism Intervention Therapy and Behavior Therapy.

She takes keen interest in using interventions/counselling strategies that are eclectic and combines approaches to empower families of children with typical and atypical needs. She has also been actively involved in conducting intervention programs with different schools, teachers and caregivers.

Apart from conducting individual and group sessions for children, she also has conducted workshops for children, parents, teachers and caregivers on various important issues