Speech Pathology


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.


A speech pathologist might help by:

  • Working with a school child who can’t understand what their teacher says
  • Providing information and strategies to the parents of a child who is late to start talking
  • Assisting children who are learning to read
  • Providing education for teachers, doctors or parents
  • Providing communication strategies for the co-workers of a person with intellectual disability

Who is Vani?

Vani Gupta owns Summer Hill Speech. She graduated from the University of Sydney in 2009 and worked for five years in both the NGO and public sector before deciding to open her own private practice in Summer Hill. Vani is a certified practising Speech Pathologist (CPSP) and a member of the Speech Pathology Association of Australia.

Vani provides goal-directed, evidence-based practice in a friendly and family-centred way. She works with children and adolescents who need to improve their communication skills.

Vani's areas of special interest are autism, developmental language disorders, and speech sound disorders. 


What services does Summer Hill Speech provide?

For preschoolers and school-aged children:

  • Development of first words and putting words togetherSpeech pathology, improve Speech communication for all ages: Inner West Sydney
  • 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
  • Difficulties with following classroom instructions
  • Stuttering

How do we get in touch?

Please email hello@summerhillspeech.com or call on 0434 553 428 / 0405 461 089 to discuss your concerns. Your call will be returned at the earliest possible time, though there can be a delay as Vani is in appointments during the day and her administrative assistant, Rosanna, works part-time. 

Vani Gupta (B.ASc. Sp Path, CPSP, MSPA)
Summer Hill Speech