Sri Affandi

A professional headshot photo of Sri Affandi who wears a purple headscarf and smiles at the camera

Senior Speech And Language Pathologist

Melbourne

  • Alternative Communication Technologies
  • Communication Challenges
  • Works with adults
  • Works with children

Paediatric speech pathologist Sri Affandi has helped children communicate better with their families, friends, and wider community since 2003.

Sri specialises in developmental disabilities—speech and language delays, autism spectrum disorder, Down’s syndrome, and developmental verbal dyspraxia.

She has a special interest in functional communication and tailored interventions for children on the autism spectrum who are verbal.

“Speech pathology is not all about language and sounds—pronunciation and grammar can be perfect yet there can still be a barrier to interacting with the world, to conveying needs or wants, or to being social,” Sri explains.

Sri is available to assess and address challenges that impact language development, social communication, swallowing, mealtime management and literacy.

She can also prescribe technological aids to provide alternative non-verbal communication.

Sri takes a developmental approach to assessments.

“Every child is different with different sensory challenges, strengths and quirks. There’s no ‘one size fits all’ approach,” she says.

“I enjoy working with children and their parents so that interventions are fun and easy to incorporate in the everyday, and goals are bite-sized, intended to be realised within a couple of weeks.”

Sri worked in one of Singapore’s largest children’s hospitals and in a bustling private practice before moving to Australia in 2016, working in community and school settings.

She gained her Masters of Speech Pathology from Macquarie University in 2003.

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