Prayatna Child Development, Kochi | Kerala
All our Team Members are qualified in their respective fields and Certified from reputed Universities. Our Team of Professionals include Developmental Paediatrician, Paediatric Neurologist, Child Psychiatrist, Clinical Psychologist, Rehabilitation Psychologist Speech & Language Pathologist, Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapist, Special Educator and Social Worker.
Ms. Ponnu Joseph (Director)
She has attained Bachelor of Science (Physics) from BCM College, MG University Kottayam, Kerala & Master of Science (Bioinformatics) from Karpagam Arts & Science College, Bharathiar University. She is a Certified Child Birth Educator, who has accomplished Birth & Beginnings Education (B.A.B.E) from the Academy of Certified Birth Educators, USA. She is also Certified in Brain Gym Movements & Handle Techniques. Further she is a Structure of Intellect Learning Specialist in Assessment, Counselling and Training Educational Foundation skills. Her area of interest includes Research & Analysis on tools & materials which can be implemented in children having Developmental delay
Dr. Jerish Mohamed Ali (Consultant Paediatrician)
Dr Jerish Mohamed did his M.B.B.S from Al-Ameen Medical College , Bijapur. He started his Paediatric career as a Diplomat in National Board Trainee at Institute of Child Health, Medical College, Kottayam from 2000-2003. He subsequently moved to United Kingdom and worked in major tertiary care centres. He has more than 12 years’ experience in the field of Paediatrics both in India and United Kingdom. He obtained MRCPCH from the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (UK).
Dr. Minna Mathew (Clinical Psychologist)
She has completed Bachelor’s & Master’s in Psychology from M.G University. She has done M.Phil. in Clinical Psychology from SRMC, Chennai. She is trained in Childhood/ Adult mental health concerns such as Learning disabilities, emotional disorder, behavioral issues, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder. She has hands on experience of around 9 years & shows great involvement with each & every Client.
Ms. Mayuri Chaudhari (Physiotherapist)
She has done her physiotherapy from the very renowned Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical college, Mumbai. She is certified in Neurodevelopmental Treatment Approach from the NDTA (USA). She has worked in the field of Paediatrics for past 6 years. She is been trained under the pioneer of NDT in India, Dr. Asha Chitnis and currently working as a senior physiotherapist in Prayatna child development centre. She has a keen interest in early intervention and treatment of children with Motor delay. She has attended various conferences and seminars in neurophysiotherapy, sensory integration and rib cage mobility. She has won 1st prize for her poster “aquatic therapy for children with cerebral palsy” at the National conference of the Indian association of physiotherapy and in International medical student’s conference – Trinity. She is an active member of NDT association USA, Indian Academy of Cerebral Palsy. Dedicated to continuing her education and evolving her skills, she consistently thrives to evolve her practice with a holistic child centered approach using the most current, evidence based literature.
Ms. Nazmin A.A (Speech Language Pathologist)
She has completed Bachelor’s in Speech and Hearing and Master’s in Speech-Language Pathology from All India Institute of Speech and Hearing (AIISH), Mysore. She is certified in Oral Placement Therapy [OPT] Level 1 & 2. Also, She is certified in Picture exchange communication system [PECS] Level 1. She has excellent experience in working with children with delayed speech and language skills, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), stuttering and voice disorders.
Mr. Boney Kannoth (Associate Visiting Counsellor)
He has served the Indian Navy as a qualified Trainer for 22 years. He is a certified Trainer from Naval Institute of Education and Training Technology. Post his stint with the Indian Navy, he was appointed in Australia as a Diplomat and worked in the capacity of Defense Assistant. He served with TIME Pvt. Ltd for 3 years as a Trainer in Soft Skills and worked in the capacity of the Centre Head.He is a certified Soft skill and Life skills trainer, Counselor and has conducted over 200 workshops in India and abroad for Educational Institutions. He is specialized in conducting aptitude tests, behavioral tests and assessments in students and youth for choosing the right career. He is also an expert in conducting training programs to develop various cognitive skills essential for any career. In addition he is a Structure of Intellect Learning Specialist in Assessment, Counselling and Training Educational Foundation skills. His Core Competencies are Study skills, Emotional Intelligence, Positive Attitude, Outbound Training, Stress Management, Ethics and values, Communication skills, Confidence building, Time management/Goal setting, Law of Attraction/Mind Power, Personal Excellence.
Ms.Divya Krishna (Rehabilitation Psychologist & Special Educator)
She has completed B.A Psychology from Union Christian College, Mahatma Gandhi University, MSc Applied Psychology from Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, MPhil in Rehabilitation Psychology from National Institute for the Empowerment of Persons with Intellectual Disability (NIEPID), Osmania University and is Certified in Special Education (Learning Disabilities) from Santhwana Institute of Counselling and Psychotherapy. She is certified in Picture exchange communication system [PECS] Level 1. Her areas of expertise include Child and Adolescent Counseling, Behavioural Therapy, Social Skills Training, Parental Counseling & Training, Cognitive Enhancement Training and Special Education.
Ms. Rinu Roy (Psychologist & Special Educator)
She has done Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from M.G University & Post-Graduation in Psychology from Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit. She has done M.Phil in Psychology from University of Madras & is also certified in Special Education from Santhwana Institute of Counselling and Psychotherapy. As an expert in the field of counselling, Behaviour Therapy, Special Education, CBT techniques & family based therapy, her keen interest is in Positive Psychology and Child Psychology. Further she is a Structure of Intellect Learning Specialist in Assessment, Counselling and Training Educational Foundation skills. She is also a certified Yoga teacher from Yoga Alliance International ( YAI ).
Ms. Akshaya M P (Psychologist)
She completed her Bachelor’s degree in English, Journalism and Psychology majors from Alvas college under Mangalore University. She also persuaded her Masters in Clinical Psychology from Amity University, Haryana. Her Level two Counselling Training Program was from Anugraha institute of Social Sciences, Dindigul. Her area of interest is Behavior therapy and counselling.
Ms. Varsha Renjan C (Occupational Therapist)
She has completed her Bachelor’s in Occupational Therapy from Dr. MGR Medical University, Chennai. She is experienced in handling Children with Autism (ASD), Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD), Learning Disability (LD) and Cerebral Palsy (CP). Her area of interest includes Sensory Integration, Hand function and Activities of Daily Living (ADL) skills.
Ms. Jeena Mary (Occupational Therapist)
She has done her Bachelor’s degree from DR, MGR University, Chennai. She is experienced in pediatrics and child psychiatry. She is trained in handling children with Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Learning Difficulties (LD) and Neurological Developmental Disorders. Her area of interest is pediatrics.
Ms. Sumithra (Occupational Therapist)
She received her Bachelor in Occupational Therapy from SRM Institute of Science and Technology. She expertise in the field of Pediatrics and Neuroscience. She specialize in condition with Autism, ADHD, Learning difficulty, Cerebral palsy, Down syndrome and Developmental delay. Her focus is that every child meet his/her full potential using an evidence based, family centered approach that focuses on parent participation and an emphasis on play.
Ms. Angela Alappat (Speech Language Pathologist)
She has pursued her Bachelor’s Degree in Speech and Hearing from the Father Muller College, Mangalore and pursued her Master’s in the School of Allied Health Sciences, KMC, Manipal, under the renowned Manipal University. She is certified in Oral Placement Therapy [OPT] Level 1 & 2. Her keen interest is to provide service for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) & Speech Delay.
She believes that “each person is unique in their nature and character and therein their disorder too, and therefore the methods attempted should be tailor-made to each individual”.
Ms. Sruthi N Thomas (Speech Language Pathologist)
She has done her Bachelor’s in Speech Language Pathology and Audiology from Dr.S.R Chandhrasheker Institute of Speech and Hearing, Bangalore and Master’s in Speech Language Pathology from Dr. M.V Shetty College of Speech and Hearing, Mangalore. She is certified in Oral Placement Therapy [OPT] Level 1 & 2. Her area of interest is in dealing with children having Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Speech and Language delay and misarticulation.
Ms. Bhagyasree R (Speech – Language Pathologist)
She completed her Bachelor of Audiology and Speech Language Pathology (BASLP) from National Institute of Speech and Hearing (NISH) Trivandrum .Her Area of interest includes therapy in children with various communication disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder, Speech and Language Delay, Miscalculation, Stuttering etc
Ms. Mitty Thomas (Speech – Language Pathologist)
She completed her Bachelors in Speech Language pathology and Audiology at Dr M V Shetty College of Speech and Hearing, Mangalore University in Mangalore . Her area of interest includes therapy for children with speech and language delay, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Intellectual disability, Speech sound disorders, stuttering, voice disorders, attention deficit hyperactive disorder.
Ms. Alisha Mendez (Special Educator)
She completed her Bachelor of Arts from MG university. She is Certified in Special Education(Learning Disability) from Santhwana Institute of Counselling and Psychotherapy. . Further she is a Structure of Intellect Learning Specialist (Energia SOI trainer) in Assessment, Counselling and Training Educational Foundation skills. Her area of Interest includes therapy for Children with Learning Disability and Slow learners.