Khushbhu Shah

Occupational Therapist

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I completed my Bachelor in Physical Therapy from D.Y Patil College of Physiotherapy in 2010. I am a Certified Neurodevelopmental Therapist, C/NDT and Trained in Sensory Integration (University of Southern California). I am one of the founding members at The Gateway School of Mumbai and a Consultant and Mentor at The Pollyanna Practice. 

Assessing children with developmental disorders, neurological disorders, genetic disorder, orthopedic conditions

Creating therapeutic programmes for children

Creating Home programmes to help children generalize skills and maintain therapeutic goals achieved during sessions 

Conducting therapy training programmes for Occupational and Physical Therapists, Mentoring interns 

Partnering with parents, schools and other health care professionals to help children meet their goals in the home, school and outside community.

In my 12 years of clinical practice, I have consulted at private clinics across various parts of the city like Enliven, Ika Childrens Centre, Evolve Polyclinic and Sneh Rehabilitation Centre. Besides possessing an experienced skill set in Neurodevelopment Treatment and Sensory Integration, I am also trained in Handwriting without Tears, Therapeutic Listening, Astronaut Training, Integrated Listening Systems and Play Therapy. 

I am a firm believer of using a variety of therapeutic techniques to help children meet their therapeutic goals. I find value in partnering with parents and working closely with the family and school to help a child achieve their goals. I also believe that therapeutic goals for children must be functional and purposeful and must be generalized in the home, school and outside communities. I believe in a multidisciplinary approach and working in a team is one of my strengths

In my freetime, I enjoy watching movies, hiking and traveling.

Ridhika Shah is the founder of The Pollyanna Practice. She is also a consulting Speech Language Therapist and the ‘Grandstand Coordinator’ at ‘The Gateway School of Mumbai’

Ridhika holds a Bachelors and Master’s degree in Speech and Language Pathology and Audiology from TN medical college & B.Y.L Nair charitable hospital, Mumbai and is a gold medalist in the state of Maharashtra for her final year graduation program. She is certified by the Rehab Council of India and is a member of ISHA (Indian Speech & Hearing Association). She has also received training and is certified by Hanen. 

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My Qualifications

I completed my graduation  from Seth g.s. medical College and K.E.M. Hospital , mumbai in 2018.

My Beliefs

I believe when approached positively and taking a step everyday towards the goal planned will help us achieve long term success .

The right amount of play, hardwork and consistency goes a long way.


My Strengths

I have had the opportunity to work with all age groups and provide therapy. I have worked in multiple interdisciplinary clinical settings and have had a great learning experience.

Children have always had a special place for me and it gives me great joy in empowering them to achieve goals and to give the necessary exposure required to aid in development and learning.

The dynamics of working with child with sensory needs and autism has always been of great interest to me.

My Passion / Interests

I really enjoy extracurricular outdoor activities. I am always engaging in sports or reading to exploring different places.

I really enjoy learning new concepts and topics.