Ashna Ganatra

Ashna Ganatra

Ashna Ganatra BSc, PG Dip Speech and Language Therapy, MRCSLT, MHCPC

Ashna is a paediatric Speech and Language Therapist with more than 10 years experience working with children who have speech, language and communication difficulties. She works with children of all ages across a range of settings including clinics, nurseries, mainstream schools, special schools and children’s centres.  She is also trained to manage children with eating and drinking difficulties. She also works part time for the NHS.

She is passionate about joint working between children, families and education professionals to ensure the best outcomes for the children she works with. With broad experience of managing caseloads within London schools, she also is also excellent at working closely alongside Occupational Therapy teams.

What Ashna Can Help With

Ashna offers detailed assessment and tailored therapy for children with a range of speech, language and communication difficulties such as:

  • Language delay
  • Speech sound delay or disorder
  • Eating and Drinking difficulties
  • Social communication difficulties
  • Specific language impairment

Ashna can provide therapy to individuals and groups. She is available for home visits, clinic appointments and visits to schools and nurseries. She also has experience in providing training and support for teaching staff and parents/carers.

Certified Training

Ashna’s certified training includes:

  • PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System) – which uses the physical exchange of picture symbols to encourage the development of expressive communication and spoken language in children with learning and communication difficulties.
  • Makaton – a signs and symbols system used to help support understanding, attention and the development of expressive language.
  • Play skills
  • Nuffield Dyspraxia Programme
  • Post Basic qualification in Eating and Drinking difficulties
  • TEACCH (Treatment and Education of Autistic and related Communication handicapped Children)

Special Interests

  • Specific Language Impairment
  • Down Syndrome
  • Eating and Drinking Difficulties
  • Semantic -Pragmatic language difficulties
  • Autism Spectrum Conditions

Ashna is a member of the Royal College of Speech and Language therapists, member of the London Paediatric Dysphagia SIG and Specific Language Impairment SIG.