Chithra has been working as an SLP in Singapore for over 20 years, upon completing her training in Australia. She has worked with adults and children with diverse needs and profiles both within hospital and community settings. She has been in private practice for the last 10 years. Chithra has a special interest in disorders of relating and communicating including Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Chithra is Hanen certified and has been conducting the More than Words and Talkability parent training programs since 2003. She is a certified DIR Floortime Expert with ICDL DIR Institute and a DIR trainer with Profectum. In 2013 Chithra started Connect and Communicate LLP in Singapore, a centre dedicated to social communication in children and young adults.
Chithra was introduced to Social Thinking in 2005 and attended mentorship training with Michelle Garcia Winner in 2006. She has conducted Social Thinking programs since both in groups and individually. In 2008 she attended the inaugural Social Thinking providers summit in San Francisco followed by more training at Michelle's Clinic. In 2012 Chithra was invited to be a member of the Social Thinking Speakers Collaborative and maintains close ties with the team. She has provided numerous consultations and trainings in Singapore and in the region.
Financial: Speaker for Think Social Publishing, Inc. and receives speaking fees.
Non-financial: No relevant non-financial relationships exist.