Nalini Maistry - High Hopes Dubai

Nalini Maistry

Senior Occupational Therapist
(Sensory Integration Specialist)
DHA License Number: 00229670-002

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Nalini has worked with mild to complex special needs children of all ages for the past 17 years. She started her career at a government hospital in South Africa, working with children and adults and gradually gained experience in treating a range of conditions like cerebral palsy, autism spectrum disorders, developmental delays, learning and genetic disorders etc. She has extensive pediatric experience and is fluent in all standardised occupational therapy assessments.

Nalini Maistry graduated with an Honours Degree in Occupational Therapy in 2001, at the University of Durban-Westville (UKZN), South Africa. She also completed her Sensory Integration training through SAISI (South African Institute for Sensory Integration) & CLASI (Collaborative For Leadership in Ayres Sensory Integration).

Before joining High Hopes, she was heading the Speech and Occupational Therapy Department at the Wilson Centre for Child Development at Dubai.


  • Sensory Integration Certified
  • Timian Training for Challenging Behaviour Level 1
  • Makaton Trained (communication training for children with ASD)
  • TEACCH Trained (an evidence based program for individuals with ASD)
  • Understanding Autism and the use of AAC including CARS (Childhood Autism Rating Scale) Training
  • Static Splinting using thermoplastic and soft material.

HER Expertise

  • Amputations
  • Attention Deficit ADD/ADHD
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Behavioural Support
  • Birth Injuries or Defects
  • Burns
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Chronic Illnesses
  • Chronic Pain Patients
  • Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI)
  • Down Syndrome/Trisomy 21
  • Dyspraxia
  • Environmental Modifications
  • Fatigue
  • Genetic and Chromosomal Conditions
  • Global Development Delay
  • Hand Injuries
  • Hand Therapy
  • Hydrocephaly
  • Learning disabilities
  • Mental health
  • Parent Coaching
  • Rare Disease
  • Rheumatoid arthritis juvenile
  • Sensory Processing Disorder
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries

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