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Meet the team

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Ms. Savita Koshy - CEO & Director


Savita is a Masters in Special education (2007) with a Post Graduate Diploma in Learning disability from Macquarie University, Sydney (2007).  She completed her Diploma in Special Education-Cerebral Palsy , RCI-India (2004) and Diploma in Inclusive Education from Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan. (2005)

Her work experience involves working as a part of the interdisciplinary team of Spastic Society of Karnataka from 2004-2007. She is also an external examiner to Spastics Society of Karnataka for the RCI-CP practical examinations.

She started her association with Kara 4kids as Special Educator in May 2008. During her long association with Kara4kids, she has been the Head of Centre  following which she moved on to conceptualize the special education program at Kara 4 kids. She is the Program Director of Nidhi Early Interventions and Early Start Interventions.


Dr. Gayatri Kiran - Director & Technical Consultant


Gayatri Kiran is a Doctorate in Psychology from Bangalore University and is a Post Graduate Alumnus & UGC Research Fellow of Delhi University. She has more than 20 years of experience in the area of Early Childhood Care and Education, including special needs in early years. She is the Founder Director of  Samyukta Child Development Consultancy, a Bangalore- based consultancy firm which offers technical support to organisations working in the areas of early childhood care education and special needs; as also private  affordable schools.

She started her career working as a Senior Psychologist with mainstream schools and special needs centres. She has worked as a part of the team that established and managed the early intervention centre [for children aged 0-6 years] in Spastics Society of Karnataka, Bangalore. During this time she also taught Psychology and Child Development in the Diploma courses for about 13 years.


Kiran Devariya - Investor & Advisor


After a rewarding 26 year Corporate career in Engineering and IT companies, Kiran has shifted gears and has been associated with the development sector over the last 4 years. Besides being an experienced Professional in Supply Chain and Business Operations, he brings in expertise in Organisation Design & Structure, General Management and Strategic planning. ​


Sumana R. Kumar - Web support consultant

Sumana has a Masters in Clinical Psychology from Fergusson College, Pune; and a postgraduate diploma in Special Education (multiple disabilities: physical and neurological) from Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai. She is a certified specialist in Handwriting without Tears®. As a special educator, she has a demonstrated record of working with children from the ages 2-16 years. She has experience of working with the Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC) systems, such as Avaz and Proloquo2Go, by incorporating them in her curriculum. She has shared her experiences thus far in the field, at the annual workshop of Vani Speech and Hearing Clinic, Jabalpur in 2019. 

Our Therapists

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Nandita Pradeep - Speech Language Pathologist.

Nandita graduated from Manipal University with a Masters in Audiology and Speech language pathology. She has worked extensively with toddlers, school age children and adults with a variety of speech, language, feeding and communication disorders.  She keeps herself updated about the current research and practices in the field by attending online conferences and webinars. She believes in a family inclusive intervention program to facilitate an optimum development in the child.


S Vinitha - Developmental Therapist

She has a Bachelors in Physical Therapy from Manipal University. She has attended workshops on Sensory Integration and Causes and Effects of Handwriting Difficulties and Potential Strategies. She has worked with children with disabilities including Cerebral Palsy, Autism, Down's Syndrome and Developmental Delay.

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Riny Tony - Special Educator

Riny has a career spanning two decades in the Educational and Counselling spheres, practicing as a Montessori Teacher, Counsellor and Special Educator. Her practice in the field owing to various facets of learning, and overall well-being of her students; owing to her approach to children as complex individuals, facilitated by her training in psychological and various educational fields. The training she received at the Indian Institute of Montessori Training and at The Spastics Society of Karnataka, informs her comprehensive and diverse approach to teaching children with special needs, with her specialisation in teaching children on the Autism Spectrum. Her thorough knowledge of psychological and counselling practices, which she received at the prestigious Montfort College Bangalore, contributes to her ability to approach education from the facet of social and emotional evaluation and development for her students, and helps inform her approach to parents and care givers as well. 
Riny’s introspective and kind nature, makes her ideally suited to working with children of all abilities. Her passion for nurturing children, owing to her varied background, lays the groundwork for her ability to approach a situation wholistically. The holistic approach dictated by the training she has received to be a Yoga practitioner and Trainer at Montfort College Bangalore. Making her ideally suited to handling the physical as well as mindfulness of her students.  This diverse approach lends her hand and talent for teaching and learning, not limited to a particular subject and also to her focus on overall skill-development.


Nathiya Kumaresan - Special Educator

Nathiya has a Masters in Psychology from University of Madras, a Diploma in Integrated Education from Spastics Society of Karnataka and a certification in E-card online ABA program. She started her career working as an ABA therapist and then shifted to special education. She has more than 8 years of experience working with children with disabilities. She also volunteers for non-profit special needs schools by conducting activities and games for the children during weekends.

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Nandhini S - Learning Support Co-ordinator

An energetic and passionate service provider for the society and community that needs skills. "Work is worship" is not just an old saying but life itself for me. It makes me give any job the best of what I have learnt and experienced.


Nandhini graduated from Bangalore University with a Bachelor's in Rehabilitation Science and Psychology. She started her career as an Assistant teacher working with autistic children. She has 3 years of  work experience involving  diverse areas such as speech therapy, behaviour modification, behaviour assessment, occupational therapy, soft skills training, class room delivery and special education.

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Esther - Learning Support Co-ordinator

Esther graduated from Mount Carmel College with a Master’s degree in Psychology (2022). She has completed certificate courses in Teacher Talk – Hanen Training Series and a short-term Special Education Training course. 


During her academic journey, she completed a range of internships and service learning projects to gain hands-on experience in the field of psychology. She has experience in conducting therapy sessions, administering psychological assessments, and developing treatment plans for clients with a range of mental health conditions. She has also worked with children and families in various projects, including providing academic support, conducting awareness programs on child sexual abuse, and working with people with disabilities.

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