Welcome to Integrated Pediatric Therapy. I’m Gandhi Murugappan, a licensed and registered Pediatric occupational therapist in the state of California. I have over 8 years of experience working with children across the spectrum from 6 months to 21 yrs.
Throughout my career, as a Pediatric Occupational therapist, I have provided occupational therapy assessment, treatment, and consultation services to a variety of populations with varying challenges. These include Handwriting, Fine motor skills, Sensory Integration( sensory processing), Motor coordination and planning(praxis), feeding issues and visual perception.
My education and work experience in India and in the US gave me an opportunity to better my understanding of cultural sensitivity and client-centered practice at the next dimension through direct immersion.
In my treatment sessions, I utilize a blend of sensory-motor, perceptual motor, functional, specific skill training, and cognitive approaches to best fit the challenges and needs of each child. I have also completed the Benbow’s training in using Neurokinesthetic approach to improve handwriting in children. I have received advanced certification in the treatment of sensory processing disorder from the University of Southern California and an advanced certification in administering the evaluation tool called Sensory Integration and Praxis Test( SIPT). I’m also certified in treating children with feeding disorders, food refusals, and picky eaters.
In addition, I continuously participate in seminars and workshops to further my knowledge in the field and to keep abreast of the latest research and developments in the pediatric occupational therapy
Some diagnosis I provide occupational therapy includes, Autism, ADHD, Learning disabilities, Sensory processing disorders, Developmental coordination disorders, Down syndrome and Cerebral palsy