ABOUT ME

I am a licensed speech language pathologist who has had 20+ years of
work experience in the area of speech-language pathology. I graduated
from Ohio University in 1994 with a M.A., in speech language pathology.
Prior to that, I received my undergraduate degree in Audiology and
Speech Therapy in Bombay, India in 1991.  

I have worked in various capacities including as a therapist, rehabilitation
manager, clinical specialist, and clinical fellow supervisor but have
always remained close to patient care. Over the years, I have been
responsible for providing speech and language therapy to individuals
with a wide range of communication disorders. I am also fluent in Hindi,
Marathi, Gujarati, and Urdu besides English.

Since 2000, I have focused my energies in specializing in pediatrics with
a wide variety of communication disorders. I am constantly updating my
skills with professional education, incorporating a variety of evidenced
based interventions (e.g. PROMPT®, Kaufman Early Intervention
Program: Children with Apraxia of Speech, DTTC (Dynamic Temporal
and Tactile Cueing), Earobics®, PECS™, etc.). PROMPT® trained. I also
have extensive training in the area of social pragmatics.

I am licensed with the California Speech-Language Pathology and
Audiology Board, a Certified member of ASHA (American Speech
Hearing Association), member of CSHA (California Speech-Language-
Hearing Association), member of AAPPSPA (American Academy of
Private Practice in Speech Pathology and Audiology), and have served
as a VCAS (Ventura County Autism Society) Board Of Director.


MY PHILOSOPHY

Each child is unique and special. Each child can reach their optimal
function when provided with the right tools and techniques. Empowering
each child, each family and their environment is key to achieving ideal
results. I believe that personalized therapy services using evidence
based practice is a key to achieving optimal functioning for each
individual.


MISSION

To provide personalized services using evidence based practice to
achieve the highest potential and optimal functioning in their
environment.

Parents, caregivers and professionals are an integral part of
intervention. I believe that parent education, support and collaboration
with caregivers and all the professionals involved is vital to achieving
highest function and maximum potential of each child.


AWARDS AND HONORS

‘ACE’ award - presented by the American Speech-Language-Hearing
Association for continuing education, June 2015.

Recognition award for “leadership and service to the Board of Directors
of the Autism Society Ventura County (ASVC) and endless dedication to
children with Autism and their families”-presented by ASVC, April 2012.

‘ACE’ award - presented by the American Speech-Language-Hearing
Association for continuing education, November 2011.

‘ACE’ award - presented by the American Speech-Language-Hearing
Association for continuing education, January 1998.

Received the ‘SLP’ of the year award for NovaCare, Inc., August 1997.

AAO (Aphasiology Association of Ohio)Williams award - Recognition of
outstanding academic and clinical performance, professionalism, and
interest in the area of aphasiology, March 1993.



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