Hema is the CEO and founder of PediaSource. A clinician with over 20 years of experience in pediatric sensory integration and a mother of two young girls, Hema has run hospital departments, private practices, teached at universities, created leadership programs and consulted with child centered organizations. Always staying true to her mission of empowering children, Hema has used her passion and work as a pediatric sensory integration therapist to transfer her skills into the world of social impact and leadership.
As a clinician, she witnessed; Parents being consistently confused by the myriad of perspectives on the behavioral, learning and developmental health landscape and frustrated by the road maps available to them. "There is so much information on the internet that one piece of information simply leads to yet another door where more information has to be waded through. While one might end up feeling more informed after scouring the internet, parents still felt angst about what next steps to confidently take for their child. Research indicates that over 50% of parents who scour the internet only take actionable steps once having spoken to a specialist/expert.
As a parent she witnessed: other parents confiding in her that they were either feeling hopeless about not knowing what immediate next steps they should take or feeling embarrassed about asking questions about their child and not wanting to take or wait for evaluations they weren't even sure they needed. For years, her friends would sigh great sighs of relief when she helped guide them gently but firmly through next steps for their children.
In 2016 Hema embarked on a mission to research what was out there in the hopes of titrating the problem and creating a solution. With the help of trusting friends and advisers, she created PediaSource. A website that is a first-of-its-kind technology platform providing one-stop access by phone to experts in all fields that fall under the umbrella of child and teen behavior, learning and development.
Parents struggling to understand child development, behavior and learning issues can now turn to PediaSource.com for quick, convenient connection to specialists. What they get is easy access to experts who can help guide them through the maze of on- and off-line advice to create immediate unbiased next steps just right for them and their child's needs.
With more than 20 experts across 10 specialties, finding the right expert at the right time is extremely convenient. Areas of expertise include child psychology, neuro-psychology, learning specialists, sensory specialists, speech language specialists, sleep/potty training specialists, lactation specialists, and parent coaches and more.
All experts at PediaSource.com are stringently screened with at least 10 years of experience in practice, research, teaching, and the creation of innovative technology.
“Nothing is simple about solving child behavioral, developmental and learning issues,” Trukenbrod says. “But PediaSource.com is built to make things easier.”