Pooja Talwar has a background in Business Management and International Business. A mother of 3, she recognised the gaps in The Indian Education System especially in the area of Special Needs. She is very passionate about education and her intent for starting LLC was to create an awareness and help raise the bar of learning in India. She believes that every child has a potential and it is up to us as parents and educators to help children enhance their capabilities and explore their true potential .
Speech and Language Therapist
Jackie has been qualified as a Speech and Language Therapist for over 30 years and have established clinics within the UK and internationally. Jackie trained at City University in London and also qualified in audiology at St Thomas’ Hospital in London.
Jackie has set up centres and early years provisions in London including the London Children’s Practice in the Harley Street enclave carrying out diagnostic and multidisciplinary assessments, medico-legal assessments and therapy intervention. This was a multidisciplinary centre catering for children both in the UK and internationally. I am used by courts as an expert witness and have carried out training for barristers in presenting special educational needs cases.
Jackie has written a postgraduate certificate course that has been accredited at Masters Level 7 by Anglia Ruskin University and have taught this internationally for the last 4 years. Jackie has also co-authored the first Diploma course in India for adults with special needs which is currently being run by Ansal University, Gurgaon.
Jackie has written an early years framework and online screening tool that supports early years teachers in good practice within pre-schools. I am currently carrying out research in early childhood education.
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Head of Speech & Language Therapy and Head of Clinical Services
Shikha holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC-SLP) from the American Speech Language and Hearing Association (ASHA). She received her bachelor’s degree in Speech and Hearing Science at The Ohio State University and Master of Science degree in Speech Language Pathology from Florida State University. Her past experience includes evaluation and therapy with individuals from ages 2 to 90+ in clinical areas such as speech clarity, expressive/receptive language, swallowing disorders, stuttering, Autism Spectrum Disorder and cognitive-linguistic disorders post Traumatic Brain Injuries and Strokes. She has also had brief experience with care of individuals with tracheostomy and ventilator dependence and Down’s Syndrome. During her clinical rotations, Shikha provided diagnostic/therapy services at L. L. Schendel Speech and Hearing Clinic for children and adults, a public elementary school serving Kindergarten-Year 5 and Tampa General Hospital, a Level-1 Trauma Center after which she completed a year of clinical fellowship at an inpatient rehab in Los Angeles, California.
Occupational Therapist (Consultant)
Zoe qualified as an Occupational Therapist in 2014 in York, England and has since worked in Oxford with adults with Learning Disabilities and children with a variety of complex needs. Zoe has worked with young people and adults with cerebral palsy, autism, ADHD, developmental delay, anxiety and others with physical and mental health needs. She is a specialist in handwriting and has worked extensively with children in both mainstream and special schools. Zoe is certified from the University of Ulster for Module 1 in Sensory Integration Therapy and has worked at the John Radcliff Hospital in Oxford with leading paediatricians and therapists. Zoe is trained in using the Bobath technique and is also trained in Makaton and British Sign Language.
Head of School Services and Psychologist
Nancy Shokeen is a Psychologist at London Learning Centre. She has a BSc(Hons) degree in Psychology from University of Kent and obtained a Master’s Degree in Clinical Neurodevelopmental Science from King’s College London. While studying in London she has gained experience by working with adolescents and adults with neurodevelopmental disorders and has worked with families and charities in the UK. After completing her studies, Nancy has worked with children and adults with various neurodevelopmental disorders such as Autism, ADHD and Intellectual Disability in New Delhi. Recently, she finished her training in PEERS:Social Skills Program for Young Adults from UCLA.
‘‘Caitlin qualified as an Occupational Therapist in 2015 in York and has since worked in England,New Delhi and Canada with young people and adults with learning disabilities and a variety of complex needs.
After graduating she started her OT career at a residential special school supporting young people age 7-19years. Running hands on 1-1 and group therapy sessions, focusing on social & emotional well-being, movement skills, self care and sensory integration.
She moved to Delhi in 2018 working with LLC and started several OT programs at local and international embassy schools. She is currently an OTA at a pediatric clinic in British Columbia and providing online therapy with LLC.
Speech & Language Therapist
Jocelyn holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC-SLP) from the American Speech Language and Hearing Association (ASHA). She received her Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions (MGH IHP). Prior to joining LLC, she worked in Early Intervention, coaching families of children aged 0-3 years. Jocelyn has experience evaluating and providing therapy to individuals aged 3 months to 70+, in a variety of clinical areas including articulation, receptive and expressive language, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Cerebral Palsy, Traumatic Brain Injury, stroke, and swallowing disorders. She has worked in schools and outpatient clinics in the US and a refugee camp in Jordan, and she completed a one-month clinical observership at the Manipal Academy of Higher Education. Additionally, Jocelyn has experience working in a classroom environment, as an English teacher in Malaysia and as a college preparation instructor and tutor in New York and Boston.
Shilpi received her Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Therapy from Delhi University (P.D.U.I.P.H.) and her Master of Occupational Therapy-Neurology from Indraprastha University (ISIC-IRS), New Delhi. Her clinical experience includes providing services to individuals from age 6months to ages 70+ with evaluation and treatment of individuals with varied disorders such as Stroke, Traumatic and Non-Traumatic Brain injuries, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinsonism, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Developmental Delay, Learning Disability, children with difficulties in handwriting, attention, visual perceptual difficulties, gait disturbances (walking patterns), postural difficulties, eating disorders and other Sensory concerns. She has a wide range of knowledge including extensive understanding of Sensory Integration, Autism and working with individuals with complex needs and behaviours, communication difficulties and emotional/behavioural challenges associated with their disabilities and medical problems. She also has experience working within school environments and has worked in various prestigious international schools.
Senior Psychologist (RCI licensed)
Sonali has completed her master’s in Counselling Psychology from Amity University, Noida and has done various diploma programs such as Post graduate Diploma in Rehabilitation Psychology and Global Career Counsellor Course from UCLA. She has a wide experience of working as a Counsellor, ABA Therapist, Child Psychologist with experience in various neuro developmental disorders such as Autism, ADHD & Learning disability. She conducts Psychoeducational Evaluations and is also a ‘Happiness Coach’ and has utilized these skills to bring a positive change in children and their families. She also has experience working in a clinical set up with special needs children. She believes that everyone is unique and special in their own way and have the ability to harness their own potential.
Kavita Samuel Christian
Kavita has completed her Masters in Special Ed and Inclusive Education from the University of Northampton, UK with a Distinction. She brings with her not just academic qualifications but community-based experience in the field of Special Education. She is known for her passion to help children with special needs be empowered and cared for holistically by working with the children, their parents, teachers, and health workers. After completing her Bachelors at Delhi University, she moved to Manali, Himachal Pradesh where she initially worked as a teacher and later became a Special Educator working with children with Learning Disabilities, Autism, Down Syndrome, Developmental Delays, CP and more. She has worked with mainstream teachers to integrate children with special needs in regular classes, initiated a network for parents of children with special needs and networked with the local hospital in the community to manage the health needs of the children. After completing her Masters, she handed over her responsibilities and has gotten back to being a Special Educator where her passion lies.
Sanjoli Sakhuja has a background in Psychology and has also completed her master’s in Art Psychotherapy from Goldsmiths College London. Her experience includes working with children and adolescents from 3-18 years of age. She has also worked in a clinical set up with special needs children (Autism and ADHD) focusing on social communication, language skills, anxiety management and emotional regulation. She believes in promoting well-being for children and their families.
Samia has a Bachelor’s of Arts (Honours) degree with a major in Psychology from the University of Melbourne and has also completed her research year from the University of Melbourne working on her own research project in the field of Cognitive Psychology. While studying in Australia, Samia worked at a Memory Lab and as a university tutor helping students with their assignments. Samia has also gained experience working with children and young adults with various neuro-developmental disorders such as Autism, ADHD and Intellectual Disability in New Delhi. Samia has recently gained her certification as an Applied Behaviour Analyst from the Autism Behavioural Intervention Association (ABIA), Australia.
Centre Head & Special Educator
Ipshita has done her Bachelor’s with Psychology as one of the major subjects from Jyoti Nivas College, Bangalore. She has also earned her Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology and was awarded with a Silver Medal from the prestigious Amity University, Gurgaon. She is also a certified Communication Skills Specialist. Ipshita has worked in an International School in Gurgaon, where she was responsible for developing Individualized Educational Program (IEPs), creating lesson plans , counselling and mentoring children with special needs. She believes in exploring and gaining wide range of experience which enabled her to work at NGOs and hospitals in Bangalore and New Delhi. She has also attended various workshops to enhance her skills as a Special Educator. Ipshita has devoted the last 4 years in working with children and young adults with developmental and learning disabilities like Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Dyslexia, Dysgraphia and behavioural challenges.
Speech & Language Therapist
Pooja has completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Audiology and Speech Language Pathology (BASLP) from All India Institute of Speech and Hearing, (AIISH) Mysore. She has been actively involved working with children having hearing difficulties and communication disorders in Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia, New Delhi. She also has gained experience working with adults and children having articulation disorders, stuttering, voice disorders such as vocal fold paralysis and laryngitis, aphasia and other communication disorders. Pooja has worked extensively with patients having hearing loss, providing assessments (Audiometry and tympanometry) and treatment plans. She has worked with the department of Prevention of Communication Disorders (POCD) to support with the early identification, diagnosis and treatment of ear related problems. She is well versed in the New Born Hearing Screening (NBHS) protocol and reflex evaluation and has administered it to new-born babies in hospitals in Mysore.
She has previously worked with ComDEALL, gaining extensive experience working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorders.