Chithra Kathiresan has been working as a speech-language therapist for more than 26 years in Singapore. Her experience includes working in hospitals, schools, homes and clinics, ranging from infants to teens and young adults. She works with caregivers from diverse cultures and is highly sensitive to differences in parenting in Asia. She is a DIR® Floortime™ associate faculty for the USA certification body Profectum, trains in their online certification programs and tutors professionals internationally. She has conducted several DIR® Floortime™ trainings in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Hong Kong and Australia, and is a guest lecturer and clinical educator for the NUS MSc. Speech Language Pathology program in Singapore.