Joseph Sunny is the Founder and Director of Prayatna, Centre for Child Development and also serves as the Senior Consultant in the Centre. He holds Bachelor's Degree in Occupational Therapy from Dr. MGR Medical University, Chennai, and Master's in Occupational Therapy (Pediatrics) from SRM Medical College, Chennai. He further focused on Sensory Integration Therapy and attended certification programme in Sensory Integration Therapy conducted by Sensory Integration International, University of Southern California, USA.
Joseph Sunny's professional experience in the treatment of children with developmental disabilities spans over a decade. He strongly believes and advocates the need for early identification and appropriate intervention for developmental delays in children. Scarcity of dedicated institutions and the paucity of standardized therapeutic services in Cochin to cater to the needs of children with developmental disorders fuelled the idea of Prayatna in him. Prayatna was founded in January 2012 with a vision of providing therapeutic services of international standards for children with developmental delay.
Joseph Sunny is also the co-founder of Pebbles Learning Centre, Chennai. Established in 2004, Pebbles Learning Centre is now spread across the city with branches in Arumbakam, Adyar and Chromepet and has been catering to the therapeutic, clinical, educational and vocational needs of children with developmental disorders. Pebbles has carved out a niche for itself in paediatric therapy services in the culture rich metropolis with several success stories to its fold. Besides Pebbles, Joseph Sunny has regular consultations at Mehta Children's Hospitals, Chennai & Kanchi Kamakoti Childs Trust Hospital, Chennai.
An Executive member of AIOTA (All India Occupational Therapists Association) and President of KOTA (Kerala Occupational Therapists Association), Joseph Sunny, regularly presents papers at various conferences and seminars to highlight the need for early identification and early intervention for developmental delays in children.