Ashwini Thirukumaran

Ashwini has completed a Bachelor of Speech and Hearing Sciences from Macquarie University and also a Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Hons) from the University of Newcastle. She has worked with a range of children in both the non-profit disability sector and also in private practice. With this experience, she has gained the understanding that for the best speech therapy sessions, it is vital a speech pathologist must be empathetic to a family’s needs.

She has gained experience in a variety of settings including the Cerebral Palsy Alliance and also has provided volunteer services for social skills programs. She has worked with a range of children including those with different disorders and disabilities such as stuttering, articulation problems, developmental delays, autism, social skills deficits, selective mutism, Down Syndrome and rare genetic conditions.

She believes in continuously developing her professional skills. Ashwini is a Member of Speech Pathology Australia and is Certified Practising Speech Pathologist. She has recently attended workshops including:

– Key Word Sign Workshop (2018)

-SPA Pragmatic Language Assessment and Intervention Workshop 2018

-ICDL: An Introduction to DIR and DIR-Floortime Course in 2019

-Picture Exchange Communications Systems Level 1 Training in 2020

-Working in Partnership – The Family Partnership Model Training 2020

-Traffic Jam in My Brain – Genevieve Jerub 2020

-Westmead Feelings Program 1 – Facilitator Certification Course 2021

In Ashwini’s spare time, she likes to explore new places and restaurants with friends. She also enjoys taking time out to go to the gym and listen to a range of musicians.