Sheetal Parikh OTD, OTR/L, CAS, is an Occupational Therapist with 19 years of experience working with children and adults in a variety of settings and with a variety of diagnoses. In the last 14 years, Dr. Parikh has primarily worked in the school setting with children and adolescents diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), sensory processing disorder (SPD), attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), genetic disorders, neurological disorders, and developmental delays. Dr. Parikh has also worked in a pediatric medical day care, adult rehabilitation hospital, acute care hospitals, sub- acute rehabilitation facilities, skilled nursing facilities, and home care.

Dr. Parikh is the founder and owner of SPOT Therapy, LLC, a company that specializes in providing Occupational Therapy services in public and private schools. She provides evaluations, treatment interventions and education in the areas of sensory integration, self- regulation, autism, and developmental delays. Dr. Parikh is a certified autism specialist.

Dr. Parikh is also an adjunct professor in the Masters and Doctorate Occupational Therapy programs at the University of the Sciences (USciences) in Philadelphia, PA. She been an adjunct at USciences since 2008, teaching in courses such as Neuroscience, Clinical Skills, Movement Analysis, Rehabilitation, and Developmental Interventions. She also teaches dance, yoga, and mindfulness to children with and without special needs.

Dr. Parikh earned her Doctorate degree in Occupational Therapy in 2014 from Chatham University in Pittsburgh, PA, with a focus on the multi-sensory approach to teaching handwriting. She earned her Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy and her Bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences in 2001 from the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, PA.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Dr. Sheetal Parikh has employment relationships with Saint Joseph's University, Salem County Special Services, SPOT Therapy, and Manor Care. She receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.

Non-financial: Dr. Sheetal Parikh has no relevant non-financial relationships.