Pinky P Parekh is a NBCOT certified and NJ licensed Pediatric Occupational Therapist. She has worked for 26 years as an Occupational Therapist. She completed her Bachelors in OT from G.S. Medical College, Parel, Mumbai, India. She graduated first from the Bombay University in 1995 and worked in Nanavati Hospital in their Outpatient Rehabilitation Department working with Indian movie stars, cricket personalities under the direct guidance of the Department Head Dr Ali Irani. She worked for a little over a year and half practicing in pediatrics, outpatient and inpatient in Nanavati.
She then worked in SNFs and Long term care facilities for about a year in Florida, before moving to the Princeton area to become a Rehab Director. She has worked per diem in Princeton Hospital and its satellites. In 2007, she moved to school based Occupational Therapy and started working for Greater Brunswick Charter School, runs her own devised gym and handwriting programs in local Preschools to build a good foundation for children ages 3-5. She also started her own small private practice in her basement around the same time and started consulting with OTAP around 2009. Currently, Pinky works extensively with students with cognitive issues, sensory processing difficulties, auditory processing issues and has been very successful in treating and collaborating with parents in home education. She also runs a series of early milestone development seminars and how to ensure optimum development for kids 0 to 5 in the local libraries.
SIPT, Handwriting Without Tears, The Listening Program, IM Specialist, Brain Trainer, and recently has received NJ Governer’s Educator Award in 2017. In 2016 and 2019, Pinky was nominated as NJ’s Top Doc by Family Magazine.
Pinky has traveled all 7 continents and enjoys to explore the globe! She is an avid cruiser, bollywood movie fanatic and loves garba and ballroom dancing! She volunteers as a Girls who Code Mentor, South Brunswick High School’s Robotics Advisor and has been very successful in getting the club to Worlds in the last two years, since she incepted as a volunteer. She loves to volunteer in all her temple activities especially those related with art, music and dance. She is very religious and Jain by faith. She is fluent in English, Hindi, Gujarati and Marathi. She also understands a lot of Spanish now since she works at a Bilingual School. Her favorite sports are Cricket, Basketball and Football. Her favorite teams are the New England Patriots, Golden State Warriors, and she loves watching all India matches. Finally, her favorite Disney movie is the Lion King, Hakunmatata!