About us

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Integrated Pediatric therapy is created based upon a vision that every child deserves to reach their highest functional ability.

Gandhi Murugappan,



Integrated Pediatric therapy was founded by Gandhi Murugappan, with a sole purpose of improving the lifestyle of the children and the family we serve. We provide occupational therapy consultation, evaluation and intervention services within the clinic, home and school based settings.

In addition to therapy services, we also offer parent training in Sensory Processing Disorder and Hand Function.
At IPT, We believe that working closely with the family is important for treatment success. We take a personal approach with each family. We consult with parents during the initial evaluation and continue to collaborate with them throughout the treatment process. Parents are involved in every treatment session, treatment strategies are discussed and we give child-specific home programs to ensure that optimal progress is achieved. 

About Founder

I’m Gandhi Murugappan, a licensed and registered Pediatric occupational therapist in the state of California. I have over 10 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.

I have extensive experience working with children with Autism, ADHD, Learning Disabilities, Sensory Processing Disorders, Developmental Coordination Disorders, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, and Intellectual Disability.

Before I founded Integrated Pediatric Therapy, I have contracted with a few companies for school based OT jobs, which includes providing ongoing occupational therapy, IEP/ IEE evaluations and ongoing OT services during the summer school year.
Some of the school districts I have provided IEP/IEE evaluations include:

Apart from working for regular school districts, I have also worked for an NPS called Wings learning center in Redwood City, CA. During this time, I have found my passion for coaching and mentoring by presenting workshops, seminars, and child-specific consultation for teachers/therapists on supporting students’ sensory needs in the natural environment.

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 Benbow’s training in using the Neuro Kinesthetic 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 and oral- motor problems.

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 pediatric occupational therapy

When I’m not wearing my OT hat, I enjoy gardening, hiking, cooking, and spending time with my husband and two little daughters.