Udara Thalpavila

Speech Pathologist

About Udara

What inspired you to become a speechie?

Growing up, I always knew that I wanted to have a career that would allow me to meaningfully contribute to the lives of others. When I was introduced to speech pathology in high school, I knew immediately that I had discovered my dream profession. I strongly believe that communication is the vehicle in which we explore the world around us and I feel incredibly privileged to be part of a profession where I can help individuals attain the skills they need to successfully navigate the world.

Who do you like to work with?

I enjoy working with children and adolescents with a range of communication difficulties including speech, language, literacy, fluency (stuttering), social skills. I am also interested in working with children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Cerebral Palsy, Down’s Syndrome, Developmental Delay and Intellectual Delay.

Greatest Accomplishment?

To date, my greatest accomplishment would be choosing a profession that allows me to fulfil my duty of helping individuals and their families achieve their goals.

Watch Udara at Work

Bubbles, Mr Potato Head and Barrier Games are definitely my favourites! I also absolutely love Shark Bite which is a game that is very similar to Pop Up Pirate. However, I’m always on the lookout for new games that I can incorporate into my sessions to ensure that therapy is fun and rewarding.

I enjoy spending quality time with my family and friends, travelling, reading and doing traditional dancing. I also enjoy baking and trying new food.

Bachelor of Speech Pathology

Professional Development

  • Key Word Sign, Key Word Sign Australia – 2019
  • Trauma Responsive Practice in Education, Australian Childhood Foundation – 2020
  • Paediatric Feeding and Swallowing Education (PFASE), Queensland Government – 2020
  • DIR 101: An introduction to DIR and DIR Floor Time
  • Certified Hanen Speech Pathologist “More Than Words”

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