My name is Nirupama Rao. I’m a psychologist with 24 years of experience in the field of Special Needs and Child Development. I am a mother of 2 girls, 22 and 12.
I have previously run my own Waldorf kindergarten/ Centre for children for special needs called Niraamayaa for five years. I have worked in various school, hospital and NGO settings.
Have authored and published two books:
Parenting- The Art and Science of Nurturing with Dr Shekhar Seshadri, NIMHANS
The Autism Story. A little illustrated fictional booklet.
I love writing and post articles on this blog whenever inspiration strikes on various topics.
I currently work with preschools and with parents of young children with autism, attention, emotional and behavioral issues.
I also conduct awareness workshops for parents, teachers and general public on Autism, Special Needs, Child Development, Waldorf Education, on Conscious, Simplicity and Slow Parenting Styles.
There are many factors that exacerbate attention, sensory and behavioural issues in sensitive children. I educate the parents about these factors and help them to understand how conducive diet, rhythms, lifestyle and environment (physical and emotional), will maximise the potential of their children.
I work with the mothers closely and help them with their anxiety. I handhold the parents and guide and support them through various stages of the child’s development by leading them to the right resources. I believe in long term support.
I help parents see the gifts in their children and together work out ways of strengthening them; to celebrate the uniqueness of the child; to respect and accept differences in the child; and to eventually become their advocates.
I work from my home office at Hiranandani Powai, Mumbai.
I consult by appointment.
Thanks and regards,