The Core Team

Mrs. Namrata Pai

Speech Language Pathologist, MASLP(Gold Medalist), Certified Hanen, TalkTools, PECS, LAMP, PROMPT, Play Therapy & Social Skills Specialist

Namrata Pai is the Founder, Director of Magpie Speech & Language Intervention Services. She is a Gold Medalist from All India Institute of Speech & Hearing, Mysore and has over 15 years of rich Clinical Experience. Namrata is extremely passionate about her work and a firm believer in Evidence Based Therapy. She is certified in many International Programs (PECS, Structured Teaching, Hanen, TalkTools, Social Thinking) and has traveled across the globe to bring in the best of Pediatric Speech Therapy Practices in India. For more information on Namrata Pai's skill set, click here.

"To invest in yourself is the best investment of all" is her motto. She is a hands on therapist and is involved in Assessments, Counseling & Individualized Therapy. She also runs her own groups programs in Social Thinking, Hanen & many ingeniously implemented modules at the center.

Magpie Speech Therapy is the only pure play pediatric intervention center providing specialized care and support to children with special needs. Her aim is to make Magpie a Platform for Knowledge Sharing & Innovation for children with special needs and Speech Pathologists interested to work in a High Quality Professional Environment willing to make a difference.

In her downtime, Namrata likes to spend time with her family, experiencing new places, writing blogs.

Mrs. Shruthi T.S.

Speech Language Pathologist, MASLP, Certified Hanen & TalkTools Specialist

I have done my Masters and Bachelor' s Degree in Dr. MV Shetty College of Speech and Hearing, Mangalore. Though I have a Dual Masters Degree my Passion lies in Speech Language Pathology. Working with children and their families to make a difference in their lives gives satisfaction like nothing else! In pursuit of this passion, I have and will continue to undergo various internationally acclaimed certification programs (Hanen Center - More Than Words & TalkTools) in addition to my degree, to do complete justice to the children I work with. 


When I am not working with children you will find me spending time with family,  making organic beauty products from scratch or catching up with a book.

Ms. Valeritta Liddle

Speech Language Pathologist, MS CCC-SLP (USA), Certified Hanen, TalkTools, Dysphagia Specialist

"Namaskāra! I’m Valeritta a.k.a “Val”. After globe-trotting for several years, I’ve happily returned home to India where the people are friendly and speech-language pathology is cutting-edge. I earned my Master’s Degree in Communication Disorders from the United States of America. I completed my Bachelor’s Degree in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology from Manipal College of Allied Health Sciences- Manipal University. My interests include Swallowing Disorders in Infants and Adults, Receptive and Expressive Language Disorders, Apraxia, Autism spectrum Disorders, Stuttering, Severe Speech Sound Disorders, Early Intervention, and learning everything I can about my profession.


When not devoting my time as a Speech-Language Pathologist, I can be found trying new eateries around Bangalore and enjoying quality time with family."

Valeritta is A.S.H.A. (American Speech Hearing Association) Certified and a Vital Stim Specialist (Dysphagia) from the USA. She is also Oral Placement Therapy (TalkTools, Level 1, Level 2 & Feeding Therapy) certified & Hanen Certified.

Ms. Pashyanthi Nagendra

Speech Language Pathologist, MASLP, Certified Hanen, TalkTools & Play Therapy Specialist

Namaste!.... I am a postgraduate in Audiology and Speech Language Pathology from KMC Mangalore, Manipal university. In my journey, I have developed a keen interest in working with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Swallowing, Feeding and Voice Disorders, Receptive and Expressive Language Delay, Apraxia, Stuttering and Adult Language Disorders. As an eternal learner, I am trained and certified in TalkTools (Level 1, Level 2 & Feeding Therapy), Hanen® - More Than Words Parent Training Program and Play Therapy (Level 1).


When not at work, you will find me either humming a tune, traveling or building something artsy. Sometimes, all of them at once :-)

Ms. Varsha Vinod

Speech Language Pathologist, MASLP, Certified Hanen, TalkTools Therapy Specialist

Hi! That’s me Varsha.. I have completed my Bachelors and Masters degree from Dr. M. V. Shetty College of Speech and Hearing, Mangalore BUT still a student where my profession teaches me new things every day.


It is a rare sight when work is fun, but that is how it should be and Speech Language Pathology is one which guarantees you fun. Being one of the most challenging and the most fun professions, I find myself growing and making good memories each day. Being in the presence of a lot of positive souls compels you to give out only the most positive and the best effort and that is what being an SLP is all about.


In my spare time I hang out with friends and family, kick back with a good book or spend some quality alone time.

Ms. Akhila Nandakumar

Speech Language Pathologist, MASLP, TalkTools & Play Therapy Specialist

Namaskara! I’m Akhila, a Post Graduate in Audiology and Speech Language Pathology from KMC, Mangalore. I love being a kid among the kids. I’m also very fascinated by how a child sees the world!

‘Look around, everyone has something to teach!’ Looking forward to learn what each child has in store to teach and to have fun at work! When I’m not at work, I’m usually found reading, singing and keeping myself socially updated...See you around!

Ms. Swathi Jayaraman

Speech Language Pathologist, MASLP, Certified Hanen, TalkTools & Play Therapy Specialist

Hi all, I am Swathi!  I have completed my Bachelor's and Master's Degree Programme from All India Institute of Speech and Hearing (AIISH), Mysuru, but still a passionate student at heart!

To be in this profession guarantees constant learning from each and every child. I strongly believe 'Every child is an artist'. Each child is unique and to work with them at such a tender age not only helps them but also gives us a great amount of satisfaction. I have developed a keen interest in working with children explicitly and it has been so much fun.

When I'm not working as a Speech Language Pathologist, I enjoy catching up with books, trekking or traveling, music and dance or playing Ultimate Frisbee☺.

Mrs. Kavya Gowda

Speech Language Pathologist, MASLP, Certified Hanen, TalkTools, Feeding Therapy Specialist

Hi There! I am Kavya, Speech Language Pathologist & Certified Oral Placement Therapist. I have completed my Masters in Speech Language Pathology (Speech and Hearing) from All India Institute of Speech & Hearing (AIISH), Mysuru. I consider myself fortunate to work with a Pediatric population. I believe these tiny champions are our greatest teachers. They teach you something professionally as well as personally. If I can bring about a little change to their lives,  these are blessings for a lifetime.

My areas of interest include Autism, Apraxia, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Specific Language Impairment, and other Developmental Disabilities. I am trained and certified in TalkTools Oral Placement Therapy & have completed my Level 1, Level 2 & Feeding certification. I would love to learn and enrich myself to render best quality services.


When am not working, I enjoy traveling and love spending good quality time with family and friends ☺

Mrs. Charulata Rajanna

Speech Language Pathologist, MSLP, Certified Hanen, TalkTools & Play Therapy Specialist

Hi There !!

I'm Charulatha and i love being a Speech Language Pathologist. I have completed my Master' s in Speech Language Pathology from Dr. S.R.C.I.S.H. & Bachelors from All India Institute of Speech & Hearing, Mysore. I have worked with a broad variety of clients, including Language Disorders, Childhood Apraxia of speech, Developmental Disorders and Stuttering. I love exploring and learning new techniques of therapy.


In my free time, I love reading books, listening to music and tasting food.

Charulatha is a Certified Hanen Specialist (More Than Words). She is also Certified in Oral Placement Therapy (TalkTools - Level 1, Level 2 & Feeding Therapy) & Play Therapy.

Ms. Princy Uthaman

Speech Language Pathologist, BASLP (Gold Medalist)

Hi! This is Princy, an Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathologist with a Bachelor degree in BASLP having achieved gold medal from Dr. M.V.Shetty College of Speech and Hearing, and secured 3rd rank in Mangalore University for the academic year 2014 - 2018.

There is nothing more rewarding than working with children with special needs! And the happiness of parents when the child shows fine to gross improvements in their life gives me joy and satisfaction. Being an SLP, every day is different and challenging that gives me the opportunity to learn new things and update myself. 


When I am not at work, I spend time with friends, do craft works and reading.!!! 

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Allied Services/Consultants

Mrs. Aradhana Kaul

Speech Language Pathologist, MASLP, Certified Hanen, TalkTools, PECS, FIE, Specialist

Aradhana is a Post Graduate in Speech Therapy and Audiology and has over 20 years of rich clinical experience ranging across Hospital, Clinic, Early Intervention and academic setups across India.
She is also a certified Hanen Program Leader, PECS, Feuerstein Instrumental Enrichment Mediator (
Click Here) and Oral Placement Therapist. A person of varied interests, She calls herself a student still and you can always see her catching up on the most recent trends in Sensory Integration Therapy, Voice Therapy and Alternative Augmented Communication. She has done a certificate course in Learning Disability and  is currently undergoing training for Structure of Intellect (SOI) - (
Belonging to a family of ardent educators, in her spare time you will always see her teaching Hindi/English to kids with an SLP twist or just chatting passionately about Speech language Pathology!!

Mrs. Aradhana Kaul is a  Senior Consultant at Magpie and based out of Indiranagar area in Bangalore. She can be contacted directly for sessions on,

Email Id:
Contact No: +91-93419-29313

Dr. Pavana Rao

PhD (Psychology), MPhil (Clinical Psychology)

Dr. Pavana Rao is a registered Clinical Psychologist and has completed her PhD in Psychology and MPhil in Clinical Psychology from Kasturba Medical College, Manipal. She has 11 years of experience working as a Clinical Psychologist. She has been a Gold Medalist at her undergraduate level and in her MPhil course.


She has worked with adults and children and areas of work include psychological assessment and psychological therapies. She has worked with individual clients, families and children. She has worked in hospital settings, educational and corporate settings. Currently she is a free-lance consultant and also works with Magpie.

While she works with both adults and children her special areas of interest are working with children and adolescents for various developmental, emotional and behavioral problems. She believes that each person’s journey is different and life is all about finding peace in that journey.

Mrs. Sapna Sajan


Sapna Sajan is a psychotherapist practicing Transactional Analysis(TA) as her primary modality. She is also trained in NLP, Gestalt and Psychodrama and integrates all these modalities in her work. A lot of her work as a psychotherapist focuses on the emotional well-being of the parents of children with special needs. She practices individual therapy and group psychotherapy for parents and other population.


She also practices psychotherapy with adolescents and adults on the autism spectrum. She believes emotional well-being of the parents and the relationship the children share with parents deeply affects the way children think about themselves and relate to the world. Her work with the Special Needs community revolves around providing support for parents and caretakers of individuals with special needs, to take care of themselves and equip them to help the children reach their full potential.

Sapna can be contacted directly for consultations on +91 99801-65759

Dexterity Occupational Therapy Services

Occupational Therapy

DOTS is a Bangalore based Occupational Therapy Centre providing Occupational Therapy based intervention programs to children and adolescents diagnosed with various conditions and disabilities. Occupational Therapists at DOTS are the proud registered members of All India Occupational Therapists’ Association (AIOTA) and the Karnataka Branch of AIOTA (KABAIOTA). Magpie Speech Therapy has tied up with DOTS to provide Occupational Therapy Services and both the centers are co-located (in the same building premises), thus making it easier for clients availing early intervention services. You can contact Mr. Naveenan Lingan directly on +91-80959-77032 for consultations or visit for more information.

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