Kishan graduated from the University of Mauritius with a Bachelor’s Degree (BSc) in Occupational Therapy. His clinical background involves working with the pediatric population whereby he served as an Occupational Therapist in both clinical and community settings while working with a vast range of needs and conditions predominantly being: Cerebral Palsy, Autism and Attention Deficit Disorder, in Mauritius. Kishan also participated in various voluntary events and as resource person for such events in Mauritius such as Rehabilitation of Lower Limb Amputees by Jaipur Foot, Family Health Forum organized by the Special Olympics in Mauritius and a workshop on Applied Paper Technology organized by the Ministry of Education in Mauritius. Moreover, he has been coordinating the organization of the World Occupational Therapy Day for the past 3 years (2010 – 2012) at both the University of Mauritius and at national level. Kishan has attended various CPDs including Sensory Integration (e.g. having taken courses in Sensory Integration Techniques for Healthcare Professionals). He also has experience working within a Conductive Education Model of Therapy & Education as well as training in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). Additionally, Kishan is BLS (Basic Life Support) certified.
Being internationally connected, Kishan is affiliated with various Occupational Therapy bodies which include the Occupational Therapists’ Association (Mauritius), the Association Nationale Francaise des Ergotherapeutes (ANFE) and the World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT). He is also one of the founding members of the African Occupational Therapy Students’ Association (in Africa) and was actively involved in the ‘Student Exchange Program’ between the African Region and Mauritius (from 2012 – 2014). Moreover, he is qualified as an Award Leader for the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award (Mauritius). Kishan’s research and practice interests include Autism Spectrum Disorders, Cerebral Palsy, Learning Disorders and ADD/ADHD. He joined Stepping Stones to pursue a career in the pediatric field and is currently employed as a Senior Occupational Therapist.