Khushboo Parekh

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 & Achievements

Dr. Khushboo has graduated as Occupational Therapist, from one of the elite institutes in Asia – Seth GSMC, Mumbai. She has participated in various conferences. She has also obtained certifications in various courses like Behaviour detective, Vestibular Rehabilitation, Antenatal & Postnatal care, Myofascial & trigger point release, Cupping therapy, and so on.

My Beliefs

I believe in persistent communication with the child’s family, physicians, and other fellow professionals to ensure appropriate treatment. I believe to work in collaboration in order to ensure holistic improvement for the clients. My main goal is to help the whole family develop the skills and knowledge to help the child to continue functioning at the optimal level even after completing the course of treatment.


My Strengths

Khushboo began her journey as an Occupational Therapist after graduating from Seth GSMC, KEM Hospital. Since then her professional journey has led her to cater to needs of children with Attention Deficit & Hyperactive Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Learning Disability, Global Developmental Delay, Sensory Processing Disorders in various settings like Hospitals, Schools, Private clinics. She is a dedicated professional with special interest in Pediatric & Neurodevelopmental disorders.

Her goal is to better the lives of children and helping kids become more independent in their activities of daily living. There’s nothing else she loves more than putting a smile on a child’s face & watching them grow & achieve their goals!

My Passion / Interests

I like to write blogs, create content for various social media platforms to create awareness. I have conducted webinars & live sessions on various platforms for creating awareness

I have successfully completed my graduation in classical dance form – Bharatnatyam.

In my free time I like to dance, travel & listen to the music.