Special Educator, Therapeutic Movement Facilitator
Founder of KRayonz
Karishma Thapa, a graduate from Fergusson College, Pune, is a Special Educator and Therapeutic Movement Facilitator. She completed her B.Ed in Special Education from SNDT Women’s University, Mumbai and her M.A Education in Early Childhood Education from Azim Premji University, Bangalore. She completed her Fellowship from Teach For India, Pune. She has a Certification in Creative Movement Therapy from CID UNESCO through CMTAI and a Professional Certificate in Designing Learning Experiences for the English Classroom from TISS, Mumbai. She has also completed a certificate course, Music in Therapy (Level 1), from the Copper Mountain Music School, Pune. She has over 10 years of working in education, in India and Dubai. She has worked with students who have intellectual, social, emotional and physical disabilities such as Downs Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy and Learning Disabilities. She worked at Aashraya Developmental, Emotional and Learning Aid Center, Mumbai, The Millennium School, Dubai and Akshar School, Kolkata where she developed Individualized Educational Plans (IEPs), planned and executed activities specific to each student’s abilities, tracked student progress, given strategies to parents and teachers on best practices, helped prepare students transition from one grade to another and also from school to life outside of school.