About Us

  • Registration
  • Certification
  • Affiliations
  • Awards & Honors
  • Research & Publications

Registered Qualification & Membership

  • American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA)
  • California Board of Speech Language Pathology (CASHA)
  • Indian Speech and Hearing Association (ISHA)
  • Maharashtra Speech and Hearing Association (MISHA)


  • Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech Language Pathology – American Speech –Language Hearing Association (2008- Present), USA.
  • Pre Doctoral Fellow in the Maternal and Child Health Interdisciplinary Leadership Training (2006-2007), Nisonger Medical Center, Columbus, OH, USA.
  • Graduate in Leadership Excellence and Education in Neuro develomental and Related Disabilities (2006-2007), Nisonger Medical Center , Columbus, OH, USA.
  • California Speech Language Pathology Board Certified (RPE), (2007-2009), California, USA.
  • Certified in Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES) (2014), Boston, USA.
  • Observership at Voice and Speech Laboratory, Massachutes Eye and Ear Infirmary (2014), Harvard, Boston, USA.
  • Completion of Seminars and courses for Oro- Motor Therapy (2011), USA and (2009), India.
  • Certified in Advanced Studies in Stuttering (2007), Columbus, OH, USA.
  • Certified in Autism Assessment and Intervention (2006-2007), Autism Clinic, OH, USA.
  • Completed Voice Seminar course in Endoscopic Evaluation, focusing primarily on learning the procedure of FEES (2006), Voice Clinic, OH, USA.
  • Training in Reading and Writing Intervention programs (2006), OSU Speech Hearing Clinic, OH, USA.
  • Certified in CPR, AED, and foreign object removal by the American Safety & Health Institute (2006), USA.
  • Certified in Introduction to P.R.O.M.P.T. (2004), Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, USA.
  • Attended Seminar Workshop in “Management of Voice Disorders” (2009) at MISHA-CON, Mumbai, India.
  • Certified in Makaton Language Systems (2002), T.N. Medical College, Mumbai, India.
  • Participated as a Delegate in the 7th Workshop on Phonosurgery, Bombay Hospital (2013), Mumbai, India.
  • Conducted 260 Audiological tests in ENT Camp at Swarsudha Cochlear Implant Research Foundation, Ahemdabad, India conducted by Dr. Vinod Khandhar (E.N.T Surgeon), April 2004, Ahemdabad, India.

Consultant Speech Therapist

  • Cheers Child Care, Kemps Corner Mumbai
  • Kids Quest Academy, Girgaon, Mumbai.
Ms. Kothari is also a part of School Health Screening Program, whose focus is screening of school going students by qualified experienced professionals. Under this program she has conducted screenings at various schools across Mumbai:

  • St. Xavier’s Boys Academy, Marine Lines, MumbaiView Images
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  • Universal School, Tardeo, MumbaiView Images
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  • First Steps Preschool, Girgaon, MumbaiView Images
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University Fellowship for Masters in Speech Language Pathology program
- The Ohio State University, September 2005- August 2006

LEND Trainee in Speech-Language Pathology
- The OSU Nisonger Center, September 2006-June 2006

Member of the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society for being amongst the top 10% of graduating students
- The Ohio State University, 2006-2007

Recipient of Gold Medals consecutively for three years of Bachelors in Audiology and Speech Language Pathology Program
- Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, Nashik
Poster presentation titled “Correlation between Personality Type, Voice Characteristics and Vocal Pathology” at 7th Phonosurgery Workshop at Bombay Hospital, Mumbai (2013). Won first prize for Dr. M.V. Kirtane Poster Award session. View Images
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Participated as Panelist for Dysphagia Symposium during 8th Workshop on Phonosurgery at Bombay Hospital, Mumbai. (2014). View Images
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Paper Presentation: “Neuro communication Disorders in A Hospital Setup- a Pilot Study”
- At the 36th Indian Speech and Hearing Association Conference, January 2004

Published Journal Article: “Management of Neuro-communication Disorders in an Acute Care Hospital in India- a Review of Our Experiences in a Neuro Rehabilitation Team”
- In Saudi Journal of Disability and Rehabilitation

Ongoing Study on Correlation between Personality Type, Voice Characteristics and Vocal Pathology. (2013)

Completed Research Assistantship as a graduate student in Dr. Robert Fox’s Speech Perception and Acoustic Lab. Was involved in Speech Perception research such as cross generational sound change in American English.

Completed Research Assistantship as a graduate student in Dr. Susan Nittrouer’s Speech Development Laboratory.

Nehal Kothari, B.A.S.L.P., M.A. (USA), is a licensed Speech Therapist and Audiologist. She holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech, Language and Hearing Association (ASHA) and is licensed by the California Speech Language Hearing Association.

Ms. Kothari has earned her Bachelor's in Audiology & Speech Language Pathology from T.N. Medical College (Nair Hospital). During this program she achieved a commendable feat as she ranked first for all three consecutive years and was awarded gold medals by University of Health Sciences, Maharashtra. She has received her Master's Degree in Speech Language Pathology from The Ohio State University (USA).

To add to her 10 years of experience, she has been a LEND trainee at the OSU Nisonger Center, College of Medicine & Public Health. Here, she completed the appointment as a Predoctoral Fellow in Maternal & Child Health Interdisciplinary Leadership Training Program (LEND).

She is also P.R.O.M.P.T trained; a very useful approach for children with Developmental and neurogenic Apraxia of Speech. She is also trained in other specialized oro-motor programs and therapeutic techniques such as Makaton Sign Language system. She has also gained competence in Dysphagia Evaluation (MBS, FEES) and Dysphagia therapy. She has also been certified in application of Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES) at Boston, USA for Dysphagia therapy. She has also honed her clinical skills in management of Voice disorders by interning at acclaimed Voice and Speech Laboratory at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary (Harvard), Dodd Acute Rehabilitation Center & Dept of Otolaryngology at OSU Medical Center, USA.

Ms. Kothari has been practicing Speech Pathology for over 10 years with experience in both pediatric and geriatric populations. She has gained a well-rounded experience by working in various clinical settings in the USA and in India, including the Autism and Family Directed Clinics at Ohio State University Nisonger Center and the LEAP Preschool Speech-Language Clinic in Columbus, Ohio.

Ms. Kothari has also practiced in skilled nursing facilities, such as the Valley House Care Center, Santa Clara, California; rehab centers; and special needs schools, such as the Cupertino Special Needs School, Sunnyvale, California. Further, she has helped a number of children in preschools and elementary and middle schools to improve their speech and language skills and thus enabled them to communicate effectively with others.

Over the years, Ms. Kothari has earned a reputation for her keen diagnostic skills and her ability to develop therapy programs that have led to a high treatment success rate.