MANAGEMENT

Pooja Talwar

Managing Director

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 .

Jackie Harland

Clinical Director

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.

VASANT VIHAR TEAM

Shikha Saxena

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.

Zoe Dallow

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.

Nancy Shokeen

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 Thomson

Occupational Therapist

‘‘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.

Aimee Brown

Occupational Therapist

Aimee graduated in the year 2018 and has developed experience working with children and adolescents with mental health needs as well as, physical and neurodevelopmental disorders such as Autism and ADHD. She has also worked with children with complex needs such as within eating disorders. She is currently work in Cambodia with young children (aged 2-15) to develop their functioning which is impacted by developmental delay, disorder, illness and other factors such as sensory integration difficulties, concentration and attention and communication.

Aimee has also implemented groups and 1:1 interventions to develop life skills, physical functioning, social skills and executive functioning. She is also providing online therapy session with LLC.

Ganisha Bhuttani

Occupational Therapist

Ganisha received her Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Therapy from P.D.U.I.P.H, Delhi University and Master of Occupational Therapy- Paediatrics from Jaipur Occupational Therapy College, Maharaj Vinayak Global University. Her past experience includes performing diagnostic assessments and evaluations and therapy with young people and adults with cerebral palsy, down syndrome, autism spectrum disorder, learning disability, stroke, traumatic brain injuries, Parkinson disease, spinal cord injury. She has an extensive knowledge and understanding of sensory integration, autism, ADHD, communication difficulties and behavioral challenges associated with the medical problems. Ganisha has also previously worked with an Occupational therapy centre and has an experience of working in the school environment as well.

Sonali Grover

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

Special Educator

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

Art Psychotherapist

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.

GURGAON TEAM

Ipshita Mazumder

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.

Pooja Mudaliar

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.

ANSAL UNIVERSITY

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