Dr. Joseph Sunny

Occupational Therapist

Pediatric Occupational Therapist &
Adult Mental Health Rehabilitation Expert

About Dr. joseph Sunny

Joseph Sunny is an Occupational Therapist from Kerala with an inspiring 19+ years of experience in the field of Paediatric and Adult Occupational Therapy and Rehabilitation. His contributions to the field of Occupational Therapy have been significant and are widely recognized by his peers. Currently, he is serving as the Senior Occupational Therapist at the Government Mental Health Centre, Thrissur. His vision to foster independence and self-empowerment in all the individuals seeking Occupational Therapy treatment has led to the establishment of the Society for Occupational Therapy & Rehabilitation in the Government Mental Health Centre, Thrissur. This rehabilitation unit is committed to identifying and facilitating opportunities for the financial independence of all the patients in rehabilitation.He is the founder of Prayatna, Kochi and the Co-founder of Pebbles Rehab Centre, Chennai. His extensive career includes championing effective OT interventions at Kanchi Kamakoti Child Trust Hospital and Mehta Children’s Hospital. He holds a Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy (Paediatrics) from SRM Medical College, Chennai and is a certified Sensory Integration Therapist from the University of Southern California.

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Professional Expertise

Dr. Joseph Sunny spends time with the patient to truly listen and understand the patient’s symptoms. He uses that information along with appropriate testing to get to the bottom of each case and develop a comprehensive treatment plan.

Dr. Joseph Sunny


Occupational therapists play a crucial role in autism treatment and Joseph Sunny is an expert with more than 19 years of experience in treating children with Autism through individualized interventions and caregiver support.

Dr. Joseph Sunny

Paediatric Occupational Therapy

Addressing the specific needs of children from birth through adolescence, Joseph Sunny is widely acclaimed for his unparalleled expertise in paediatric occupational therapy.

Dr. Joseph Sunny

Sensory Integration Therapy

Certified from the University of Southern California, USA, Joseph Sunny understands the unique sensory challenges of the person in treatment and provides evidence-based therapy.

Dr. Joseph Sunny

Adult Mental Health & Rehabilitation

With a sharp eye for assessing the strengths and needs of the individual in rehabilitation, Joseph Sunny employs therapy techniques that promote self-reliance and skill development enabling the path to financial independence.

Social Roles

(2020 - Present)
Honorary Secretary
All India Occupational Therapists’ Association (AIOTA)
(2018 - Present)
Honorary President
Kerala Branch of AIOTA (KOTA)
(2018 - 2023)
Former Secretary
Society for Occupational Therapy & Rehabilitation, Government Mental Health Centre, Thrissur
(2020 - Present)
Alternate Delegate
World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT)
(2021 - Present)
Organizing Secretary
Archbishop Kuriakose Kunnasserry Foundation, Kottayam
(2022 - Present)
Global Kunnassery Forum, Kaduthuruthy
(2017 - Present)
Vadakamkoor History Promotional Council, Kaduthuruthy
  • Bachelors in Occupational Therapy

    The Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University

  • Masters in Occupational Therapy (Pediatrics)

    SRM University

  • PhD in Occupational Therapy

    Maharaj Vinayak Global University(MVGU)

  • Fellowship in Advanced Occupational Therapy: Neuro-Developmental Disorders

    All India Occupational Therapists Association (AIOTA)

  • Autism Diagnosis Observation Schedule (ADOS-2)

    Behaviour Enrichment

  • Certified Sensory Integration Therapist

    University of Southern California, USA

  • Essentials of Occupational Therapy in Leprosy


  • Certified Childbirth Educator

    The Academy of Certified Birth Educators, USA

  • Certified in Methodologies and Teaching Principles of the HWT Curriculum

    The Academy of Certified Birth Educators, USA

  • Certified in Methodologies and Teaching Principles of the GSS Readiness & Writing Curriculum

    Approved Provider of Continuing Education of The American Occupational Therapy Association

  • Senior Occupational Therapist (Present)

    Government Mental Health Centre, Thrissur

  • Consultant Occupational Therapist

    Child Development Centre, Thiruvananthapuram Government of Kerala

  • Founder

    Prayatna Centre for Child Development, Kochi

  • Co-Founder

    Pebbles Rehab Centre, Chennai

  • Occupational Therapist

    Kanchi Kamakoti Childs Trust Hospital, Chennai

  • Occupational Therapist

    Mehta Children's Hospitals, Chennai

Recent Activities

Explore the latest activities, collaborations, and field engagements here. This section offers a glimpse into the active involvement in professional network

Tom Davis

Occupational Therapy really helped my father. After stroke he had difficulties doing activities like brushing and dressing. After therapy he improved a lot. We thank Dr Joseph Sunny for his time and effort. The advises he gave were highly beneficial.

Ann Treasa

Dr Joseph is an excellent guide and mentor. His advices helped me and my son in his journey as a person with Autism. As an Occupational Therapist he helped us with training of Daily Life Activities and Social Participation. Thank you very much

Priya Rajesh

AIOTA is the only license body for all indian Occupational Therapist. It will be very grateful if our AIOTA is affiliated all over the world. My sincere wishes and Thanks to Dr.Joseph Sunny sir (honorary Secretary) . His guidance and support is very helpful for all therapist and up coming therapist. He is a role model for all. Thank you so much sir

Blogs and Publications

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Govt. Mental Health Center, Thrissur