MEDHA KHADYE

Medha-Khadye

Who is Medha and how much experience does she have?

Medha Khadye is an extremely experienced OT who has been working as an OT in Australia since 2005 and before that worked in India as an OT since 1983. Medha has been working at Kids Matters OT since it began in 2005 and has strong foundations in many areas of OT including (but not limited to) sensory processing, Neuro-Developmental Treatment and working with children with anxiety.

She also has extensive experience of working with children from different cultural backgrounds in India and Australia. She graduated as an OT from Bombay University in 1983 and has worked with children since then. Medha has recently completed her master’s program from the University of Queensland on “Parent Satisfaction with Early Intervention Services” and is passionate about providing family-centred intervention.

Read more information about Medha's skills and training.

Experience with Children’s Issues

• Multiple physical disabilities
• Various syndromes • Developmental Delays
• Autism, PDD/NOS • Sensory Processing Difficulties
• Attention Deficit Disorder
• Learning Difficulties

Ages worked with:

• 0-18 years, but mostly with 0-6 years.

Settings worked in:

• Special schools
• Hospital (India)
• Therapy clinics
• Early Intervention services

Courses Completed

• ADOS in-service training
• Picky Eaters vs. Problem Feeders: Basic and Advanced SOS Approach to Feeding Workshop
• A practical approach to upper limb assessment and treatment post BOTOX injections for children with hypertonicity
• Sensation and Movement Workshop
• Therapeutic Listening
• Meal Time Matters
• Advanced training in Facilitated Communication
• Applying Evidence Based Practice to Everyday Practice
• Circles of Security
• Integrating the Mouth with Sensory & Postural Functions
• Sensory Defensiveness: A Comprehensive Treatment approach
• Making Sense of Senses by Jillian Fowler
• Recruitment & Selection for Panel Members
• Kids in Sync by Genevieve Jereb • Infants, families & Occupational Therapy: Assessment & Intervention Workshop
• Introduction to ‘DIR’ approach of intervention
• Thirteen hours certificate training course in ‘PECS’
• Short-term course on in Evaluation of Sensory Processing Problems
• Short-term course on Neurodevelopmental Therapy

Work History

• Private Practice (Australia)
• Family and Early Childhood Services (Department of Comunities, Disability Services, Queensland)
• Child Development Services (Queensland Health)
• Special Schools (India) • Private Hospital (India)

What approach does she take?

Medha is a very warm and engaging therapist who adores working with children. She is passionate about family centred therapy and brings her extensive life and multi-disciplinary experience into sessions. She has a very structured approach to therapy using a range of age-appropriate play-based intervention and exercises combined with firm but fair behavioural strategies. She follows the children’s lead according to where they are at on any particular developmental level and supports them to master that level and beyond.

She has shown wonderful results with children with multiple and severe impairments to maximise their potential and helping them significantly improve the quality of life for them and their families.

Is Medha Right For You?

Medha loves working with children with multiple and severe impairments and syndromes and they love her too. She also loves children with Autism taking a very structured teaching approach. She has a passion for social skills training, school readiness, feeding and toileting. She also has a strong foundation in sensory processing and NDT and is very experienced in working with children with anxiety. Medha works with all ages especially 0-6 years. Her firm and direct approach is appreciated by many as they always know where they stand.

What happens if you don’t like your therapist (or they don’t feel best equipped to help you)?

Sometimes, despite our best efforts you or the therapist may find that you are not a good fit. If your therapist feels that he or she is not best suited to you, he/ she will discuss this with you and recommend a more appropriate therapist. We will then offer you a discounted first session with a new more appropriate therapist at Kids Matters.

If you feel that your therapist is not a good fit within the first three sessions, simply discuss this with our admin team who will find a more suitable therapist. We will then offer you 50% off your first consultation with the new therapist.

Medha’s Case Studies

• 5 year old boy having ‘meltdowns’ with difficulties feeding & making friends.

• 6 year old girl with Downs Syndrome and low muscle tone.

• 9 year old girl has difficulties with concentration and fine motor skills.

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