Dr Payal Ubale joined Prafulta in September 2007. She started working as a Consultant Occupational Therapist and is presently the Coordinator of the OT Department.
She graduated in Occupational Therapy from SVNIRTAR, Orissa, in the year 2003, and finished her Master’s in Occupational Therapy from Seth GSMC KEM Hospital in 2007. In her Master’s program, she specialised in the area of Neuroscience. Dr. Payal completed her certification in Sensory Integration from USC WPS in 2016 and is also trained in Integral Somatic Psychology (ISP).
She has been involved in the in-patient management at Prafulta and she coordinates the Occupational therapy services in various regular schools through Prafulta.
Her responsibilities include assessment of clients with various difficulties. She evaluates children with various developmental and neurological disorders. She also works with adults having anxiety disorders, depression, schizophrenia, etc.
Dr. Payal has organised camps and workshops on Sensory Integration for children and parents and is continuously involved in various training prograMs. for teachers, counsellors, parents and therapists. Her topics for training include sensory processing issues, movement based activities, perceptual enrichment techniques, handwriting programs, managing behavioral issues in children, ergonomics and backache management, women’s health and Occupational therapy.
She supervises the establishment of OT services in regular schools. She also looks after the documentation of all therapy related work at Prafulta. She has a keen Interest in presenting papers at conferences and has been involved in research work with fellow therapists at Prafulta. She has also written articles for various magazines.