Harisha has been working as a Speech Language Therapist since 2016. She has worked in various settings like Clinics, Academics, Hospitals, and Rehabilitation centers. She worked with both Paediatric and Adults with different speech conditions like Autism, ADHD, Delayed speech and language, Stuttering, Aphasia, Dysarthria, Hearing impairment, Cerebral palsy, Intellectual disability, etc. She likes to work with clients across all age groups, her profession motivates her to connect with people and understand them better. Harisha believes progress in speech and language starts with a team approach which primarily includes family members and other professionals.
Her mother tongue is Telugu. She is proficient at Hindi and English as well.
Previous work experience
Internship at Apollo hospital, Hyderabad
Clinical Supervisor and Lecturer at Sweekaar Academy of rehabilitation sciences, Hyderabad
Clinical speech therapist at Progressive Care Rehabilitation Centre, Hyderabad
Speech language therapist at SIA life rehabilitation Centre, Hyderabad.
Participated in grand hearing aid distribution, Guinness world record event, 2016
University Topper in BASLP- 2015
Best Poster Award for poster presentation- Efficacy of manual AAC tool in improving communication in intellectual disability, 2016
Best scientific paper award (oral presentation) - 1st position for the case study on CNS vasculities, 2019.
Augmentative and Alternative communication, Speech Acoustics, and Dyspahgia.
Trainings at 1SpecialPlace
As an employee at 1SpecialPlace, she has been trained on diverse aspects of clinical work including Telepractice, AAC, Oral Motor Therapy, Dysphagia, Autism & Neurodiversity, Dynamic Assessments and more.
I would like to take this opportunity to wholeheartedly thank you for all your generous support and efforts, It was due to your efforts that I have seen a significant improvement in my speech, I'm at least 5x more confident from what I used to be, I truly appreciate you for guiding me throughout, thankyou for being so friendly, understanding and supportive. Now I don't hesitate to talk to anyone nor Do I keep my thoughts to myself even under meetings or any scenario.
I would like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude to Harisha Ma'am for her contribution in my daughter, Geetika Mannem's progress in life. She is extremely patient with her and has encouraged her at each and every step. Best part is her innovative ways of teaching Geetika with simple things available at home. And nowadays Geetika communicates and understands that she needs to talk to express herself. I am highly obliged to her and wish everything good for her.
I would like to give feedback about Harisha Ma'am. She encouraged me a lot during my speech therapy. She always helped me without any time boundation. I am highly obliged to her and wish everything good for her. Thank you very much. Regards
We have started online therapy sessions with Harisha for 3 months and it's been very helpful. She is helping my son with therapy, speaking words, and now making smaller sentences. She is very friendly, informative, and helpful, also assisted us with not just therapy but useful information for us to practice and other vocal techniques to work on his vocal skills and movement s which assisted us so much in getting my son vocalizing more and we started seeing improvements mainly in his ability to start conversations and using new words.
I am writing this to let you know that how very much pleased I am with the improvement Ridhaan is making. Thank you for all the hard work and dedication that you put in every session. Ridhaan is showing a great deal of improvement in taking instructions, his sitting time has improved and he is much more verbal now in his communication. I am so glad that Ridhaan got blessed with you as his teacher. We look forward to Ridhaan making continued progres.
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