Dona Shaji John received her Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology from Dr. M.V. Shetty College of Speech and Hearing at Mangalore University in India. After completing her Master’s degree, she became a lecturer for undergraduate students. Dona earned a training certification for the Social Communication (SC), Emotional Regulation (ER) Transactional Support (SCERTS1), a comprehensive, multidisciplinary educational approach designed for learners with autism and social emotional learning differences.
Dona is 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).
Previously, Dona has worked extensively with children and adults in neuro-rehabilitation centres, 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 and has a great experience using the Vaghmi and Dr.Speech therapy software.
At TDCC, Dona supports children with developmental speech/language delays, specific language disorders, articulation and phonological disorders, stuttering, autism spectrum disorder, voice disorder, apraxia, childhood aphasia, feeding and swallowing difficulties and hearing impairment. She brings her valuable experience as a compassionate therapist to TDCC community as part of our core team. She works closely with parents, educators, specialists and fellow therapists in providing beneficial therapy and evidence-based interventions approaches to support the individual needs and challenges of each child. Dona is a compassionate, open-minded and organized audiologist and speech pathologist and she finds joy and fulfilment in helping children unlock their potential.