Welcome to Speech with Sumayya. Since qualifying as a Speech Language Pathologist, I have worked in a rural clinic, urban therapy centre as well as a special school for the physically disabled and visually impaired. I have furthered my studies and obtained a Masters in Early Childhood Intervention, and am passionate about intervention at the earliest possible level.
I am a strong advocate for a holistic therapy approach, which is characterized by the treatment of the whole person, taking into account cognitive and social factors, rather than just the symptoms of the delay/disorder. I believe in treating at home where the client is most comfortable, and not in an unfamiliar sterile therapy setting. This also enables an informal assessment of the client’s everyday communication needs in his/her most important setting – the home.
I currently work in private practice which includes home and school visits, and offer a wide range of home programs and parent manuals.