Dona is a dually qualified Speech and Language Pathologist and Audiologist who provides evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment for children and adults who have difficulties with communication and hearing impairment. She also provides comprehensive services to individuals who may be experiencing complications with eating, drinking, and swallowing (dysphagia).
At TDCC, Dona supports children with: developmental speech/ language delays, specific language disorders, articulation, and phonological disorders, stuttering, Autism Spectrum Disorder, voice disorders, apraxia, childhood aphasia, feeding and swallowing difficulties, and hearing impairment.
Previously, Dona has worked extensively with children and adults in neuro-rehabilitation centers, hospitals, and schools. She provided a variety of treatment programs combined with family and parental training to ensure the carry-over of techniques to facilitate the rapid progress of therapeutic targets.
Dona received her Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology from the Dr. M.V. Shetty College of Speech and Hearing at Mangalore University, Karnataka, India. After completing her master’s degree, she became a lecturer for undergraduate students. She brings her valuable experience as a compassionate therapist to TDCC as part of our core team.