Speech Pathology

Speech pathology, improve Speech communication for all ages: Inner West Sydney


About Vani

Vani Gupta is the Speech Pathologist at Therapies Summer Hill since 2015. Vani is a certified practising Speech Pathologist (CPSP) and a member of the Speech Pathology Association of Australia (MSPAA). Vani started her private practice because she wanted to provide a high quality and consistent service to the families she sees, with a strong emphasis on meeting their individual needs.

She has considerable experience in assessing and treating children and adolescents to improve their communication skills.
Her specialties are:

  • Early Language Delay
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders (including Asperger’s and PDD-NOS)
  • Speech Sound Disorders
  • Expressive and Receptive Language Disorders
  • Stuttering

Please call Vani on 0434 553 428 or 9798 3366 if you have any concerns about your child, student or patient. She is happy to provide a free and confidential discussion. 

Why do we need speech pathologists?

Speech Pathology Australia

Communication – the process of being able to understand and to be understood – is something most of us take for granted. Communication disabilities are the result of problems with pronouncing speech sounds, using and understanding words and sentences, voice, fluency (stuttering), hearing, or reading and writing.

One in seven Australians has some form of communication disability. This means that one in seven people has a problem understanding, or being understood by, other people.

What do speech pathologists work with?

Vani’s speech pathology workload might include:

  • Working with a school child who can’t understand what his teacher says
  • Giving advice on feeding to a mother who has a baby with a cleft palate
  • Working with a high school student who stutters
  • Providing information and strategies to the parents of a child who is late to start talking
  • Training a teacher who constantly loses her voice to use it more effectively
  • Assisting children and adults who are learning to read
  • Providing education for teachers, doctors or parents
  • Providing communication strategies for a person with intellectual disability
  • Helping a woman who has had a stroke to regain her communication skills, advising her husband and family
  • Liaising with the carers of an elderly man, who has dementia
  • Treating a person who has swallowing problems following a stroke

Specialist Speech Pathology services for children

Toddlers, preschoolers and school-aged children

Difficulties that can be helped include:

  • Development of first words and putting words together
  • Sounds development and being understood
  • Developing sentences
  • Relating a story
  • Communicating and playing with peers and adults
  • School readiness and early literacy skills
  • Developmental delay
  • Stuttering
  • Voice use

Older school-aged children and adolescents

Difficulties that can be helped include:

  • Verbal and written expression, including difficulty with text types
  • Difficulties with following classroom instructions
  • Auditory processing and auditory memory difficulties (including CAPD)
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD)
  • Social skills training
  • Development of reading and spelling skills
  • Oral and reading comprehension
  • Learning and language disorder
  • Study skills

Autism Spectrum Disorder

Difficulties that can be helped include:

  • From non-verbal communication to verbal communication
  • Routines and Social skills
  • Dealing with new or difficult situations
  • Pre-school and school liason
  • Literacy development

Summer Hill Speech

Vani Gupta (B.ASc. Sp Path, CPSP, MSPAA)
Phone: 0434 553 428
Email vani@summerhillspeech.com