Dr. Sonal Hattangdi-Haridas
Dr. Sonal Hattangdi-Haridas has been with IMI for six years. She has also been in private practice for the past 16 years with clinics in Mumbai and Bangalore. She is well-known in India and has clients around the world.
A firm believer in the harmony of the Mind- Body-Spirit Relationship, Dr. Sonal is most appreciated for her practical complementary approach to complex chronic illness and healing the client with holistic treatment.
Her forte includes treatments of ADD and learning disabilities, and auto-immune illness like Rheumatoid Arthritis. Dr. Sonal's unique approach in giving homoeopathy has brought under control epilepsy, hypertension, asthma that had not yielded to conventional therapies.
Behavioural issues in children and adolescents, especially those with learning disabilities are her passion. Dr. Sonal is respected for her pioneering work in the treatment of childhood developmental disorders including autism. Due to her special interest in autism Dr. Sonal observed and trained under a speech and language pathologist, occupational therapists, sensory integration therapists to improve her understanding and communication skills with children with developmental delay. She was a key speaker at the 'National Conference for Autism' in Bangalore, India in 2005.
Dr. Sonal has earned her B.H.M.S degree from Bombay University (B.H.M.S is a comprehensive five and-a-half year program) and H.M.D from The British Institute of Homoeopathy, London. She has completed a certificate course in Child Guidance and Parent Counselling from S. N. D. T University, Mumbai and a Certificate course in Learning Disabilities from 'The Bangalore Children's Hospital.' Other Post graduate courses Dr. Sonal has completed include Certificates in Gynaecology, Obstetrics and Paediatrics from the well respected Wadia Women and Children's Hospital in Mumbai.
For more information on Dr. Sonal and her work, please visit www.sonalh.com.
"I have yet to come across a doctor as knowledgeable, concerned and committed as Dr Sonal Hattangdi-Haridas. She has a knack of putting her clients instantly at ease. She takes the trouble to explain the nature of the ailment, its cause and the precautions that have to be taken in future. I started taking medicines from Dr Sonal almost 10 years ago for allergic rhinitis. Also, during my pregnancy, she gave me medicines for easy labour. I highly recommend her, especially for children. Her medicines have worked time and again for my four year old son and me."
— Anjali Halady, Mid Levels, Hong Kong
"I will always be indebted to Dr. Sonal for working with me to help my son overcome many impairments. He was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome and put on Ritalin for his hyperactivity & poor attention span - I was desperately looking for an alternative approach that would show results. Dr. Sonal was extremely open to new information, took the time & trouble to understand the syndrome and my child's behaviour. She was committed enough to attend parent workshops on autism & verbal behaviour - and it showed.
With Dr Sonal's treatment not only did he come off the Ritalin, my son began to sit & attend to tasks, his attention span improved; he was more focused & compliant; verbal skills improved and he became more social.
Also, her treatment for my allergies to dust and weather change has been very effective. I would have coughing attacks which continued into the wee hours of the morning. Allopathy just wouldn't work. Homoeopathy has helped build up my immunity..."
— Carol Mani, Mother and Special Educator, Jan 2002
"I have known Dr. Sonal since the last 5 years as a Consultant Homeopath 'par excellence'. She has successfully treated a number of cases I have referred to her, including my family and myself. Her comprehensive approach towards her clients and her sound clinical acumen make her the successful consultant that she is today."
— Dr. Nishikant J. Borse, M.S. F.M.R.F, Vitero-Retinal Surgeon, Wockhardt Eye Hospital, Associate Hospital of Harvard Medical International, Mumbai, April 2004
"...Her excellent clinical judgement and scientific reasoning, which is the basis of her medication, always has a positive impact on the problem. What appealed to me most was her sincere and rational approach to dealing with different behavioural and emotional issues in children with developmental issues."
— Anjali Joshi, Associate Professor, Occupational Therapy School, King Edward Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, India
"我兒子現在八歲，他於四歲時無法通過多間國際學校面試，我們帶他作了全面測試後,發現他有言語遲緩問題和有天生色盲。我和先生尋找了很多資訊和經由言語, 職能訓練治療師的幫助後,他在那些方面有很大的進步，但是我發現他的情緒非常不穩，這問題對他在學習上有很大的影響。我記得在未認識Dr. Sonal之前我每晚都擔心他明天會有好心情或壞心情，相對的，這也造成我相當大的壓力。於多年前朋友已跟我推薦過Dr. Sonal，但是我問過很多朋友，大家都不清楚這是何種治療方法。去年，他再次作了測試,他被診斷為ADHD，再加上小二老師給的壓力下，我決定只要他不需服西藥,我什麽方法都願意試，結果在Dr. Sonal的一年幫助下,他有的問題已得到非常大的改善，我們目前新作的報告已無ADHD名稱出現，但他再寫作上有較大的困難，所以現在再由這方面努力。經過這麽多年，我現在總算可以於下午出門辦事，而不用擔心他是否會為了不做回家功課而發脾氣。因為現在他已沒這問題了。我們非常慶幸我們認識了這位好醫師。"
— D. H, Mother and Mandarin Teacher, Hong Kong