Towards the end of last year I was able to finally meet up with Gurkamal Punia Dasani (Kamal) a Senior Occupational Therapist and owner of TherapyBox, an online store for childrens developmental resources and equipment, for parents and teachers. Kamal is a mum of twins with over 9 years experience working with children in Australia, China and Dubai. Kamal has specialised in paediatrics and vision therapy and is currently based at the American Wellness Center in Dubai Healthcare City.
Her private business Therapybox is a place where people can purchase children's developmental products and equipment which is not easily available in Dubai, ask questions over the phone regarding their child's development without a consultation charge, gain access to therapy ideas to use at home, find information about events for children and parents in Dubai and read her blog about activities to do at home to boost development as well as useful resources in the community. She also provides parent and staff trainings as well as formal presentations. Any clinical assessments have to be charged and are completed at the American Wellness Center where she is licensed, in Dubai Healthcare City. Kamal wanted to provide a free resource in Dubai for parents which is run by a licensed professional. As there are a number of resources available however they are not always the best sources or providing evidence based information. This is her way of giving back a little to the special needs community as these parents face numerous challenges on a daily basis and Dubai is very expensive for what their children require. However her products can boost the development of all children, as well as children with special needs. `She also runs competitions on Instagram and Facebook.
Kamal will join us on Tuesday 10th January at our Small and Mighty meet up, Pain Quotidien in Dubai Marina Mall from 9am.