Odile is a Mauritian speech therapist, who graduated from the University of Newcastle, Australia.
During her studies, she enjoyed working as a carer for children and adults with developmental delays, Cerebal Palsy and Down Syndrome. As she graduated, she carried-on in that field, providing therapy to children with varying degrees of speech and language difficulties.
As a private speech therapist, she then worked intensively with students presenting with dyspraxia, psychological disorders, ADHD and Central Auditory Processing Disorder, associated with dyslexia or learning difficulties, in both French and English. (Odile regularly conducted school visits to a number of primary schools across Mauritius to set education plans with teachers.) She also had a diverse clientele of international children, presenting with an array of speech, articulation and language impairments, whilst in the process of acquiring their second language.
Odile is a ‘LaTrobe Smooth Speech Program’ trained clinician, and also has experience in administering the ‘Lindcomb Program’ for children who stutter. She is a strong advocate of the holistic approach and the family friendly practice ; she sees language as a very intimate and important link between family members, and believes the whole family can be involved in the development of language and speech. She sets achievable goals, and via play, easily wins the children’s attention and trust. Thus, her therapeutical approach can easily be reproduced at home by the parent/ care provider conducting the home practice.