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.
Dr Supriya Malik
Programme Director and Head Psychologist
Developmental Psychologist (University of Birmingham, UK)
Dr. Supriya Malik the Programme Director and Head Psychologist at London Learning Centre. She completed her PhD in Psychology from UK. For the last 12 years she has worked with a range of neurodevelopmental disorders in Delhi and the UK, setting up early intervention programmes as well as leading diagnostic services. Supriya is passionate about early intervention services, working with children with challenging behaviours and building capacity. She has trained in various evidence-based programmes and is an expert in carrying out diagnostic and multidisciplinary assessments. She holds the status of a Chartered Member (CPsychol) with the British Psychological Society, given for highest level of technical competence in the field. Supriya has also co-authored the first Diploma course in India for adults with special needs which is currently being run by Ansal University, Gurgaon. Along with clinical work, she has been involved in applied research collaborating with researchers from across the world. Her research has been recognized the world over, having won the prestigious Pat Howlin Early Career Researcher Award.
VASANT VIHAR TEAM
Head of Speech and Language Therapy
Shikha received her bachelor’s degree in Speech and Hearing Science at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, USA. She received her Master of Science degree in Speech Language Pathology from Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida, USA. Her clinical experiences include: Providing services to individuals from age 2 to ages 90+ with evaluation and treatment of individuals with varied disorders such as Articulation disorders, Language disorders, swallowing disorders, Fluency disorders, Voice disorders, Cognitive-linguistic disorders post Traumatic Brain Injuries and Strokes, care of individuals with Tracheostomy and Ventilator dependence, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and Down Syndrome. After completing a year of clinical fellowship working in Los Angeles, California, Shikha received the Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) that she currently holds, from the American Speech Language and Hearing Association (ASHA) and State Licensure to practice in the state of California.
Head of Occupational Therapy
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.
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.
Special Educator & Early Intervention Specialist
Ishita received her Bachelor of Arts (Hons) degree in Psychology and a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology from University of Delhi, wherein she was awarded the University Medal for her outstanding academic performance. Since qualifying, she worked as a Special Educator for 4 years at an inclusive school in New Delhi, where she was responsible in developing the academic, behavioural and socio – emotional capacity of children with special needs. This allowed her to gain a wide range of experience such as developing Individual Education Plans (IEP’s), counselling individuals with complex needs and behaviours, and teaching children with a variety of disorders like Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down Syndrome, Asperger’s syndrome, Learning Disabilities and Physical challenges. Further, she is proficient in British Sign Language (BSL) and has experience in working effectively with children and adults with mental health disorders in hospitals as well as non-profit organisations.
Dr Cate Kraper
Clinical Psychologist (USA)
Dr Cate Kraper is a clinical psychologist, licensed in the United States. She specializes in diagnostic and comprehensive evaluations of children with autism spectrum disorders, as well as assessment of children’s developmental, social-emotional, attention, and learning needs. Dr. Kraper received her PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Massachusetts Boston in 2015, with a focus on working with children and families. She completed her clinical internship through the University of Maryland, Baltimore School of Medicine, focusing on early childhood mental health needs, including through schools and with families in low-income areas. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship with the Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders through Children’s National Health System in Washington, DC, during which she specialized in developmental assessments for children across all ranges of functioning, as well as autism diagnostic assessment and comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations. In addition to her clinical training, she also has experience with clinical research, with publications addressing adaptive behavior in autism spectrum disorder and family processes in obsessive compulsive disorder and anxiety.
Centre Director & Special Educator
Ipshita is the Centre Director and a Special Educator at London Learning Centre. She 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.
Neha has received her Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Therapy from Delhi University (P.D.U.I.P.H.) and her Master of Occupational Therapy- Paediatrics from Jamia Hamdard University New Delhi. She has done her research on “effect of cognitive fun activities on executive functions”. She holds a clinical working experience of more than 3 years in the field of developmental disabilities of children, learning disabilities, PDD, ADHD, autism, cerebral palsy, working in the ICU and PICU for premature babies .
Her specialty lies in handling of various types of patients in neurology, SCI. She has an advanced certificate course on physical agent modalities as an adjunct to occupational therapy from AIOTA (2016) and certified in Basic Life Support (BLS) from Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital (Mumbai). She has successfully conducted various parent and teacher training program. Neha is also certified from the University of South California for Module 1 & 2 in Sensory Integration Therapy and has a wide range of experience working with renowned hospitals and healthcare facilities in Mumbai and New Delhi.
Currently, she is pursuing her Post Graduate Diploma in Health and Family Welfare from (NIHFW), New Delhi.
Nancy Shokeen is an Assistant 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.