Dr. Rachna GOPAL

Speech Therapist

Specialty:

  • Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT)
  • Speech & Language Therapy

Language Spoken

English

French

Creole

Hindi

Qualifications

BSc Audiology and Speech Therapy (University of Bombay)

Masters in Communication Pathology

MPhil Pediatric Audiology and Early Communication Intervention (University of Pretoria)

PhD Communication Pathology (University of Pretoria)

Areas of specialization

Audiology: Diagnostic test battery of hearing loss, hearing screening and rehabilitation.

Speech -Language Therapy: assessment, diagnosis and therapy for children and adults with communication disorders and swallowing difficulties.

Work Experience

Head of the Department of Audiology and Speech Therapy

Clinical experience of more than 25 years in assessment, diagnosis and management of communication disorders in children and adults

Resource person in training programmes concerning speech-language and hearing disorders and active in conducting research projects

Visiting consultant Speech-language Therapist and Audiologist at C-Care Mauritius (Wellkin and Clinique Darne).

Audiology: Diagnostic test battery of hearing loss, hearing screening and rehabilitation of persons with hearing loss.

Speech -Language Therapy: assessment, diagnosis and therapy for children and adults with communication disorders and swallowing difficulties.

The Chief Speech Therapist & Audiologist in the Ministry of Health & Quality of Life, Mauritius, from 1984-2017.

Membership/Fellowship

SPELTA (Speech-language Therapists Association-Mauritius)

ACPA American Craniofacial and Cleft Palate Association (ACPA)

ISHA Indian Speech and Hearing Association

Special Clinical Trainings

Audiology (Electrophysiological evaluations, hearing evaluations and hearing aids fittings)

Special Clinical Interests: Early Communication Intervention

Achievements/Publications

“Identification & Follow-up of Children with Hearing Loss in Mauritius.” International Journal of Paediatric Otorhinolaryngology 57 (2001) 99-113 www.elsevier.com

Development of speech assessment material for young children with cleft lip and/or palate in a local language” The Journal of the Indian Speech and Hearing Association (2010) www.ishaindia.org.inwww.isia.org.in.

Presented scientific papers on: ‘Development of a communication assessment protocol for young children with cleft lip and or palate’. September 2005 and September 2009 at the Xth and XIth International Congress on Cleft Palate and related Craniofacial Anomalies, Durban and Brazil.

Presenting at the International Cleft Palate Conference in Seychelles a scientific paper on ‘An electronic database to improve cleft care in Mauritius’

Volunteer for Operation Smile Mission (Speech-Language Pathology).

A pioneer in Mauritius for Speech Therapy and Audiology services.

More than 35 years of clinical experience in working directly with persons with communication disorders and training support personnel.

Consultation at C-Care Wellkin

tuesday

12:00-17:00

thursday

12:00-17:00

Consultation at C-Care Darné

Monday

15:00-17:00

wednesday

15:00-17:00

friday

15:00-17:00