Dr. Kavitha N Krishnan is an occupational therapist with 21 years of extensive experience in pediatrics. She has guest lectured at University of Illinois Chicago and serves as adjunct faculty at Winston-Salem State University. She has also collaborated in clinical research, presented a short course at the AOTA and presented several poster presentations at the Annual Occupational Therapy Summit of Scholars. She received her Diploma in Occupational Therapy from Nanyang Polytechnic (Singapore) and her Bachelors with Honors from University of Teeside (UK). She completed her post-professional Masters in Health Rehabilitation from University of Pittsburgh (USA) and she completed her post-professional Doctorate of Occupational Therapy at the University Of Illinois-Chicago (USA). She is the occupational therapy supervisor for a Developmental Disabilities Center for the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, the owner of Healing Synergy LLC, she conducts workshops and she is the author of The SI Solution: The Definitive Family Guide to Thriving During Sensory Integration Dysfunction which you can purchase at www.healingsynergyllc.com
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I was born in Malaysia but studied in Singapore and then later worked in Singapore. My journey in taking up occupational therapy has led me from Singapore to United Kingdom and then to the USA. My experience in the different countries and the different healthcare system has influenced my writing.
What's the story behind your latest book?
This book is based on my clinical doctoral work , questions and concerns parents have in their children with sensory processing disorder and autism. I wrote it written with an intention to provide caregivers with the understanding of sensory integration dysfunction, the current evidence, the different complimentary sensory treatments and sensory strategies that can be immediately used in the home.
This book walks you through the origins of the sensory integration theory, the different sensory processing difficulties, the commonly used treatment models, effective strategies that you can start using at home, how to prepare your child when you are going outside the comforts of your home and the current available evidence. This book will provide you with valuable information and tools.