Joseph Sunny – With hands on experience of around 16 years, currently he is serving as an Occupational Therapist at Government Mental Health Centre, Thrissur. He was the Senior Consultant at Prayatna Centre for Child Development. Cochin, and Pebbles Rehab Centre, Chennai. He was also the Consultant Occupational Therapist at CDC Trivandrum Government Medical College.
He completed his Bachelor’s Degree from DR M G R Government Medical University, Tamilnadu & Master’s in Occupational Therapy (Pediatrics) from SRM Medical College & University, Chennai. He has done Fellowship in Advanced Occupational Therapy: Neurodevelopmental Disorders conducted by academic council of Occupational Therapy. He is a Certified Sensory Integration (SI) Therapist awarded by University of Southern California, USA. He has also done Certified Course in Brain Gym & Handwriting without Tears curriculum, USA. He is certified in Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, Second Edition (ADOS-2). His PhD. in Occupational Therapy, Maharaj Vinayak Global University, Jaipur is ongoing. He has also secured I Rank in Kerala Public Service Commission – Occupational Therapy.
He is an Author of a Bilingual (English & Malayalam) handbook titled “Occupational Therapy – A gifted Profession”. Also he is an Executive Committee member of All India Occupational Therapists Association (AIOTA) & a member of Editorial Board of Indian Journal of Occupational Therapy (IJOT) along with being the President of Kerala Occupational Therapists Association (KOTA). He has been conferred the AIOTA’s Young OT Achiever Award in 2019.
His main aim and focus is to create awareness on the importance of Occupational Therapy among the masses, taking initiative on including OT courses in colleges, Formation of OT Council in Kerala & working towards betterment of work environment for OT Professionals.
He is a Ph.D. Scholar in Occupational Therapy along with being the 1st Rank holder in Kerala Public Service Commission (Occupational Therapy). His area of interest is in Child Development, Developmental Disabilities & Parental Empowerment in shaping children’s life.
Why Occupational Therapy?
Occupational therapy can help those young ones recapture the skills and identify the sensory issue in a proper manner.
General Activities of Daily Life
Occupational therapy helps develop the self-help skills like dressing, brushing, toileting, writing, drawing, etc in the children.
Kids with Cerebral
The occupational therapy is likewise gainful for the ones experiencing cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, and other disorders.
Fine and Gross
Occupational therapy can be utilized to manage the condition and eventually eradicate it.
Occupational therapist can help pick up aptitudes by watching the kid’s conduct and building up a plan for them.
“My vision is to make people recognize the importance of quality of life and to help them achieve the same regardless of their physical,financial and mental disabilities”
-Joseph Sunny M.O.T.
- To provide early identification and intervention for children with developmental disabilities
- To teach constructive & adaptive learning principles, it is a responsibility of senior occupational therapist(Joseph Sunny – Kerala Ot convener)
- To incorporate recent technology & treatment strategies into his practice
- To integrate children with various disabilities into the community to become fair participants (Joseph Sunny – Kerala OT President, Aiota Executive Convener)