Sunayna Thakur - Founder, Director & Occupational Therapist

Sunayna Thakur, OTD, OTR/L is a pediatric occupational therapist. She  completed her graduate and clinical doctoral degrees in Occupational Therapy from the University of Southern California. Over the past 11 years, she has worked in various settings including, home health, school-based practice, early intervention, outpatient clinics, and inpatient hospital care for acute cases.

Her areas of expertise include Development Assessments (ASQ, SIPT etc), Sensory Processing Disorder, Sensory Integration, Infant Massage and Communication. She is certified in Sensory Integration and Praxis Test (SIPT) and is a Certified Instructor of Infant Massage (CIIM). In addition, she has extensive clinical experience in pediatric occupational therapy covering areas such as Handwriting, Feeding, Yoga, Environmental Modifications, Parenting Skills, Stress Management, Positive Behavior Support etc.

In 2008, under the mentorship of Kalena Babeshoff, founder of Healthy Family Living Foundation, she created the Tender Touch Communication program incorporating her parent training skills of infant massage and communication to work with families while continuing to focus on early intervention. 

She is a consulting occupational therapist at HealthBridge Children's Hospital in Orange, CA and continues to provide training and educational workshops in Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy to empower the greater community.

LinkedIn Profile  At USC