Deepti has overall 15 years of rich experience in Paediatric occupational Therapy and using Sensory Integration framework. She has been with the TDCC team since May 2015. Prior to this she has worked with Stars for special abilities in Abu Dhabi. Deepti received her Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Padmashree Dr. D. Y. Patil College of Occupational Therapy, Mumbai, India(2006). In 2006, she completed a PG Diploma in Cancer Disabilities and occupational therapy at Tata Indian Cancer Society, Parel, Mumbai, India. She worked with children diagnosed with different type of cancers, helping to restore their independence and also maintain their activity levels through play based therapies. After working with a child psychiatrist in Mumbai for 3 years she followed her dream and completed a Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, United Kingdom (2009).
Deepti continued to broaden her knowledge on various topics and diagnosis through continuing education classes. She completed her Post Graduate Certificate in Sensory Integration with the University Of Southern California, USA. She is certified in administering the ADOS-2 (Gold Standard Screening Tool for Autism Testing) and trained provider of “The Listening Program”(for developing auditory processing skills).She further continues to gain knowledge in DIR Floortime as well as “SCERT” program.
Deepti’s interests are working with kids of all ages including pre-academic and fine motor skills, early intervention, behaviour and play based therapies to increase success in school settings, ADL training, and physical disabilities.
Additionally, Deepti collaborates with speech therapy during a SPOT (Speech and OT paired and group) for ages 2-8 years old. She is active in furthering her skill set via continuing education classes and the obtaining of specialized certifications whenever possible. Outside of her work, Deepti enjoys anything outdoors, physical activity and soaking up as much time as she can with her family.