The Learning Umbrella is owned and run by Aditi, an experienced Speech-language therapist/Audiologist, who has over 16 years' experience working with children across various settings like kindergartens, schools, and therapy clinics. Aditi loves working with children and helping them become better communicators, both socially and academically. She believes that children should LOVE to attend their speech therapy sessions,
and that fun is the best motivator to learning.
Aditi's therapy sessions incorporate focused activities often disguised as games; she works on the child's communication skills while simultaneously teaching them to be conscious of HOW they learn.
She ensures that an open communication pathway is established between members of the child's educational/health team (parents, teachers, psychologists, doctors, and/or other therapists) to facilitate optimal application of strategies and generalization of skills.
The Learning Umbrella is ably supported by the lovely Venetia, who has been with the company since its inception in late-2014. Venetia - in addition to being an experienced tutor, special needs teacher and shadow-support specialist - is an administrative whiz, and helps Aditi run the practice in an organized and efficient manner.
Feel free to give us a buzz or send us an email for an appointment to talk about what we do!
"When you love what you do, the enjoyment shines through!!!"
Speech-Language Therapist Audiologist
M.Sc. (Sp.Pathology & Audiology)
A practising speech-language therapist with over 16 years' experience, Aditi has a dual Masters' degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology. She has worked in a variety of clinical and educational settings across India, NZ and Singapore, providing support to clients (preschoolers, school-age children, young adults) with mild to severe disorders of communication. Aditi has also acquired specific experience managing disorders of hearing and auditory processing. Aditi is particularly adept at building relationships with her clients, and carrying out therapies in a very fun and motivating manner. Over the last 5 years, Aditi has also worked with adults in the area of hearing rehabilitation.
Reg. Practitioner - AHPC Singapore
Accr. Practitioner - NZSTA
Member - ISHA
Shadow Support Specialist
Venetia has been supporting children with learning disabilities in their learning for several years, both voluntarily and professionally. As a Shadow Support teacher, she has supported pupils with mild to severe learning disorders in accessing learning in mainstream schools. Venetia has further experience as a case manager and K-12 learning coach, teaching children with learning differences 1:1 and in small groups. Venetia also provides efficient and dedicated adminstrative support to the company, and is currently diversifying her skills through a course in Finance.
Shadow Support Specialist Training Program
Advanced Training Module for Paraprofessionals
Course: "A Psychological Approach to Understanding and Helping Children"