Dr Hiral Khatri
Hi! I am Hiral.
I am your creativity specialist & Occupational Therapist by profession. I am passionate about creating activities and keeping kids busy with “something” productive and I am a strong believer of “no screens parenting”
I am A mother of a toddler, Mahi; and a pediatric occupational therapist with more than 12 years of experience working with children in both the US and India.
I am a wife, and Mumma to two little furbabies- Appy & Fluffy.
Fun Fact: Occupational Therapy is something that covers each and every area of our daily lives, and so, I truly struggle a lot having doing one type of work all day. I like to be everywhere, and so you can call me a “Perfectly messed up OT- Mom!”.
As a student in OT School, I observed my mentor working with a child. The joy that the child’s mother found in his tiny victories inspired me and set the stage for my career. I knew then and there that I was meant to work with children. I am very much passionate about treating children using a variety of sensory tools and techniques. I have successfully treated children with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, and children with handwriting difficulties.
I also help my mom-friends to get an understanding about age-appropriate milestones and developmentally correct activities to do with their kids.
Pediatric Occupational Therapy is my expertise and I love treating kids from birth to 3 years of age.
OT Fact: I like to keep myself all over the OT world, and being OT is my sole passion.
I frequently receive calls and messages from busy parents asking what they can do with their child at home. Parents want to give their child every opportunity to thrive – though for some the internet is providing overwhelming ideas of activities and for some, they just trust someone who is professional. To solve this problem, I thought to merge professional information with age-appropriate activity ideas and pick the best suitable materials for children from 0-3 years age. And, it was the origin of OT Park.
To meet the needs of these busy and extraordinary parents OT Park Boxes will:
- Provide all required supplies for activities. Thus, saving busy parents the stress and time for shopping.
- Include all pertinent information in one helpful activity guide. No more googling required!
- Invite and equip parents to be their own child’s therapist, teacher, and guide.
- Be budget-friendly and accessible to everyone.
- Be delivered directly to your doorstep!
- Doctorate of Occupational Therapy, University of St Augustine, Florida, USA.
- Sensory Integration Mentorship Level 1 by Stars Institute, USA
- Bachelor’s of Occupational Therapy, Gujarat, India.
- Handwriting Without Tears Certified, USA
- Keyboarding Without Tears Certified, USA
- Zones of Regulation
- Hand Rehabilitation Workshop attendee.
- Pediatrics Ergonomics workshop attendee.
- Evidence-based Research practitioner.
Fun Fact: I love Disney!
My family is my first priority. I am what I am today, only because of my family. And we are a traveler family We love to experience different cultures around the world and make a note in our secret diary about “where we will settle down after 50!”
Apart from my subscription box and telehealth services, I like to cook, go for a walk with my dogs and travel the world. In my free time I read books, these days I prefer iBooks or Kindle to keep a copy with me everywhere I go. I also love to listen to podcasts to grow my knowledge in a variety of topics.
Serious Fact: I love my both puppies – Appy & Fluffy. They are my go-to people whenever I need peace, security, trust, and calmness because I do feel “overwhelmed” and I also sometimes “act out!”.
I will love you to start your fabulous creativity journey with me! I am sure I will amaze you every month with great activity ideas and your kid/s will lessen their screen-times.
Fact: And I am really good at keeping My promise!