About Us

Nurturing Every Child's Potential

At CAYA DS your child’s potential is our priority. At the heart of our clinic is a passionate and dedicated developmental and behavioural paediatrician, Dr. Sinu Thilak, who brings a wealth of experience and expertise to paediatric and adolescent care.

Evolving Together

Continuous Growth
This is an ongoing, dynamic process involving everyone. We continuously review, learn, and adapt—celebrating victories and adjusting plans as needed.

At CAYA DS, our focus is not just on addressing challenges; it’s about fostering growth, resilience, and success. Together, we navigate this journey with compassion, understanding, and a commitment to your child’s well-being.

Our Vision

At CAYA DS, our vision is to provide exemplary care for children, adolescents, and young adults by fostering comprehensive, longitudinal partnerships with families, schools, and communities. We are dedicated to empowering young individuals to lead fulfilling lives by strengthening the fundamental domains of mental health, physical well-being, social connections, learning, vocation, and life skills.

Through collaborative efforts and a patient-centric approach, we aim to create a nurturing environment that goes beyond traditional healthcare boundaries. Our commitment extends to working hand-in-hand with families, young persons, schools, and communities to ensure a seamless integration of care across all aspects of life.

By prioritizing the holistic development of each individual, we aspire to contribute to a future where every young person not only survives but thrives. At CAYA DS, our mission is to be a beacon of support, enhancing the quality of life for our patients and empowering them to navigate the challenges of adolescence and young adulthood with resilience, confidence, and optimism.”

Crafting a Shared Understanding

Navigating Uncertainty Together
Even with the most thorough answers, uncertainties persist. Hand in hand, we navigate this uncertainty. We cultivate a shared understanding—a living hypothesis that guides our discussions and plans. It serves as the bedrock for our journey, evolving as we gather more insights and experiences.

Planning with Purpose

Before Action, There’s a Plan

Before deciding what to do, we create a simple yet powerful plan. Outlining goals in the immediate, short-term, and long-term, we consider the team involved—your family, the school, the community, and therapists. Each plays a crucial role.

Your Family

You, as the primary support system, play a vital role in implementing strategies and providing a nurturing environment.

School Community

Teachers and school staff are essential partners. We collaborate to ensure the best support within the educational setting, tailoring strategies to fit the school environment.

Community Support

The broader community, including friends and neighbours, can be a source of understanding and encouragement. We explore how community factors influence your child’s journey.


Working closely with therapists, we implement strategies that address specific challenges, ensuring a comprehensive and tailored approach.

Our Approach

At CAYA DS, we believe in identifying and encouraging a child’s strengths and using that renewed confidence to help them in areas where they are struggling. Our approach is guided by our key principles:

  • Holistic Care: We embrace a holistic approach to paediatric care, recognising that it takes a village to help a child grow. We firmly believe that care should be extended beyond a medical diagnosis, and should involve encouraging and ongoing support from the individual’s family, school and the broader community.
  • Longitudinal Care: We are not solely focused on diagnosis; our commitment extends to long-term ongoing care for children after their diagnosis. We are here to support your child’s growth and development every step of the way.
Our mission is to empower your child to thrive within their family unit, leveraging their strengths to overcome challenges and achieve their fullest potential.


At CAYA DS, we’re thrilled to embark on a collaborative journey with you to better understand and support your child. Our approach unfolds organically, weaving through key elements that involve not just us but your entire support network.

Understanding Your Child’s World

From Concerns to Exploration

As you share your concerns, we transform them into questions, exploring their impact on different areas of your child’s life—language, learning, behaviour, and social development. Is it a delay or something more unique?

Delving into Your Child’s Experience

We dive deep into your child’s world—how they feel, what they understand. Exploring potential causes and considering developmental diagnoses like ADHD or ASD, we aim to create a comprehensive picture.

Looking Toward the Future

In considering our insights, we envision the future collaboratively. We discuss the potential trajectory—can your child overcome these challenges independently, or is additional support necessary? We delve into the contextual influences, associated issues, and your child’s capacity for change and resilience.