Dr Shamini Logannathan
Shamini Logannathan is a licensed pediatric occupational therapist (OT) in Singapore. She started her journey as an OT in KK Women's and Children's Hospital shortly after she graduated with a Diploma in Occupational Therapy from Nanyang Polytechnic, Singapore in 2012. Subsequently, she went on to pursue her degree conversion with Coventry University, United Kingdom and clinched both first-class honours degree and Student of the Year 2013/2014 award. In 2019, Shamini completed her Doctorate in Occupational Therapy with Boston University, USA through distance learning while still managing a full-time job.
Shamini’s passion towards working with children started during her field placements where she had the exposure to work in pediatric outpatient clinics and community school placement for children with autism in Penang. She has 8 years of clinical experience in working with children aged 0 to 18 years old with varied needs and diagnosis such as premature infants, developmental delays, ASD, ADHD, genetic disorders, physical and neurological impairments, dyspraxia, motor coordination difficulties and, attention and behavioural issues. She was also sponsored by Coventry University to complete one-month internship with Cerebral Palsy Lanka Foundation in Sri Lanka. Shamini also has experience working with gynaecological patients in KK Women's and Children's Hospital.
Shamini has experience with liaising and working with school teachers and allied educators in Singapore mainstream and international schools to facilitate children with special needs to integrate better in their classroom. She has also worked as a case manager for a few shadow teachers. Her passion for promoting an inclusive classroom allowed her to gain the opportunity to initiate and lead a school-based initiative in her previous work setting. It also led her to develop a conceptual framework that provides a dynamic perspective of classroom attention and participation during her doctorate studies; in view of contributing to a better inclusive classroom!
In addition, she also has an immense interest in research which drove her to develop an evidence-based music and movement programme that was presented at the National Occupational Therapy Conference (NOTC), Singapore and published in Specialist Section of Children, Young People and Families, College of Occupational Therapists (UK). She also had the opportunity to present a poster on classroom attention and on-task conceptual model at the College of Occupational Therapists (COT) Brighton conference in 2015. In her private practice, Shamini worked closely with the Educational Therapist to develop the Write, Right handwriting program that caters to the development of good handwriting skills. The uniqueness of this program is that it follows through a developmental curriculum that integrates well into a school system.
Her passion for inclusiveness, dynamic approach and evidence-based practice has contribute to the the development of Tele-Empowered, her brainchild project!