Here at Clear Speech Inc we specialize in speech therapy in other languages. Whether it be in Hindi or English we want every child to speak clearly. Our team member that take care of the speech therapy in Hindi is Dua. Here is a little bit about her.
Hello! My name is Dua. I am from Shimla, a small hill town in the Himalayan mountain ranges in Himachal Pradesh, India. I completed my Bachelors of Science degree in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology from PGIMER Chandigarh, India in 2007. I worked as an audiologist and speech-language pathologist at a school for children with hearing impairment in India for 6 months before moving to the Lawrence, Kansas to work on a Masters degree in 2008. I graduated with a Masters of Arts in Speech- Language Pathology in 2010. During my Masters program I worked as a research assistant on a study targeted at creating a rating scale for assessment of communication abilities in children and adults with severe multiple impairments.
After earning my Masters, I moved to Washington to work in a skilled nursing facility. I love living in Washington because of the cedarwood trees here which remind me of growing up in Shimla. I worked in skilled nursing facilities for 7 years both as a speech-language pathologist and a rehabilitation director. My responsibilities included treating clients and managing the therapy department. I enjoyed working with the older adults because of their insight about life and their unique experiences that they were kind enough to share with me during our time together.
I am certified in Lee-Silverman Voice Therapy (LSVT) and Vital Stim therapy. Both are successfully used for treatment with the pediatric and adult population. I have also completed a leadership development program through the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and have earned 3 ASHA ACEs (Award for Continuing Education). ACE is a formal recognition of professionals who have demonstrated their commitment to lifelong learning by earning 7.0 ASHA continuing education units (CEUs) (equivalent to 70 contact hours) within a 36-month period.
After 7 years of working with the adult population, I decided to make a transition and start working with children in a private practice setting. This brought me to Clear Speech Inc. I am excited to see what this new journey will bring into my life.
In my spare time, I enjoy connecting with my extended family via phone or Skype, taking care of our fish, and traveling with my husband Tarun.
Prior to getting therapy at Clear Speech, I noticed my kids had a hard time telling me and others what they needed. They would become very frustrated so most days they had tantrums, they would hit, and when unfamiliar were around they would be very quiet and interact. Our day-to day routines have improved significantly since starting speech therapy. When they couldn’t communicate, we spent hours each day managing their frustrations and trying to understand their needs. Now we can move through our day with little to no frustration. When frustrations do happen, they can use their words to solve the problem. Clear Speech has been a great experience for all three of my children. I recommend to families who need speech therapy to get started as early as possible. Commit to the therapy process and soon you will be able to better connect with your kiddo and hear what they need!
Before going to Clear Speech, my son didn’t understand language receptively nor could he express his feelings in words. He was getting frustrated very easily. Now, our son can understand and has started talking to us about how he feels and what he wants. This makes our daily life a lot easier and less stressful.
Both of my kids had speech delays and would get frustrated due to their lack of language development. Now I can carry on full conversations. They both are a lot more focused! They love coming to their sessions and have had progress in their behavior and attitudes! I would highly recommend Clear Speech to any family needing speech services. The progress I’ve seen in both my children has been amazing since we started coming here! The therapists are so friendly and professional!
My son, Zach, began speech therapy in 2015 with great success. His annunciation became clearer and more understandable in just a year. Once he graduated from speech therapy, he continued on with writing comprehension to further his language understanding. Now, a middle schooler, his writing has improved to grade level and in some cases above level. Thank you Clear Speech therapists! Because we needed help with annunciation and writing, I would recommend their SLPs to any parents whose child could benefit. With their 1:1 ratio, kids get faster results than the SLPs within the school districts as their ratios are higher and sessions are shorter.
My son has a limited amount of words, was hard to understand when he did
speak, and was sensitive to loud sounds. After starting therapy I can
understand him better, he rarely covers his ears for loud sounds, and has a
larger vocabulary. The most important advice I can give is to follow your
instincts. Our pediatrician did not think my son had a delay, therefore we
did not pursue therapy in a timely fashion. I wish I would have followed my
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