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Meet PediaStaff: Sunita Murty, OTR/L, OT Clinical Coordinator

27th January, 2012

Sunita received her B.A. from North Carolina State University in Psychology.  While completing her degree and for two years thereafter, she worked with children with special needs.  She then went on to obtain her Masters of Science in occupational therapy at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO.
Following graduation from her Masters program, Sunita worked with Kay Concepts, which merged with a couple of other companies to form the pediatric company now known as PediaStaff.
After several travel therapy contracts, including adult rehabilitation and school systems, she decided to move back home to North Carolina and join PediaStaff as the OT/OTA clinical coordinator and has been with PediaStaff since then. She also runs a small private pediatric practice specializing in treatment of children under the age of 5 and caregiver education.  Sunita has worked with children with special needs for over 9 years and as a pediatric occupational therapist for 4 1/2 of those years.
She has worked in a variety of settings including schools, homes, clinics and hospitals.  Her experience includes working with children with autism and autism spectrum disorders, cerebral palsy, trisomy 21, developmental delays, failure to thrive, stroke as well as rare genetic and orthopedic conditions. Sunita has received specialized training in Craniosacral Therapy I and II, SomatoEmotional Release I, Sensory Integration and Praxis Test I, Therapeutic Listening, Handwriting Without Tears, Greenspan’s Floortime Approach and numerous courses in fine motor, visual-motor, sensory interventions and feeding/dysphagia treatment.
Sunita is trained in the DPPT (Deep Pressure and Proprioceptive Technique)/Therapressure Program/ Wilbarger Protocol as well as the Willbarger OTT (Oral Tactile Technique) both for the treatment of sensory defensiveness. She is certified by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) and holds state licensure in North Carolina.  She is an active member of the American Occupational Therapy Association. Sunita is also credentialed as an Infant Toddler and Family Specialist

PediaStaff hires pediatric and school-based professionals nationwide for contract assignments of 2 to 12 months. We also help clinics, hospitals, schools, and home health agencies to find and hire these professionals directly. We work with Speech-Language Pathologists, Occupational and Physical Therapists, School Psychologists, and others in pediatric therapy and education.


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