About the Therapist
Ajit Harisinghani is a Speech Therapist with a Bachelors’ degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology from The Bombay University, India (1971), a Masters’ degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology from Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, Illinois, U.S.A. (1973). He was a Speech Pathology Intern at the California State University, Northridge where he obtained the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech Pathology from the American Speech and Hearing Association (1976).
In 1977, he came back to Mumbai and spent the next 3 years developing speech and audiological services for the intellectually-impaired children at the Thackersey Center for Special Children.
He moved to Pune in 1980 and set up The Speech Foundation.
Professional Milestones :
*M.S. (Speech Pathology & Audiology) Eastern Illinois University, USA. (1973)
* Speech Pathologist, Roane County Schools, W.Va.USA. (1973)
* Speech Pathology Intern, California State University, Northridge.(1975)
*Certified Clinically Competent in Speech Pathology by American Speech and Hearing Association (1976)
*K-12 Certification in Speech Pathology from California State Board of Education.(1976)
*Speech Pathologist with Thackersey Center for Special Children in Mumbai, India (1977-1980)
*Speech Pathologist with TDH (Germany) Rehab Center, Pune, India. (1980-1983)
*Speech Pathologist with Ministry of Health, Kuwait. (1983)
*Author, “How to Stop Stammering and Start Living” (1984)
Published by Popular Prakashan, Mumbai (two editions)
*Editor, “Speech and Hearing Newsletter” (1984-85)
Ajit Harisinghani writes about speech problems in various Indian and foreign journals and newspapers. He has talked on Stammering for DD, Zee TV and DoctorNDTV.
Click here to read : Sss…ss Stammering is Not a Disease
Click here to read : Voice Problems: An Occupational Hazard for Teachers
Click here to read : STAMMERING What You Do About It
R.D.Sethna Trust Scholarship, Mumbai. (1972)
Eastern Illinois University Scholarship. (1972 –73)
Ramabai Watumull Trust, Hawaii Special Award.
Prentke-Romich (USA) Award.
Aside from profession-related writing, Ajit also dabbles in writing about his cross-country motorcycle travels.
His books :
1. One Life to Ride : A Motorcycle Journey to the High Himalayas.
2. The Living Road : A Motorcycle Journey to Bhutan.