Varsha Siyani

Varsha Siyani is a highly specialist speech and language therapist and has worked for the Speech and Language Therapy Department at Great Ormond Street Hospital since February 2013.

Areas of expertise

Speech and Language Therapy assessment and targeted intervention for children and adolescents of all ages
autism assessment for toddlers, children and adolescents

Areas of special interest

  • autistic spectrum disorder

  • complex epilepsy

  • speech and language disorder

Specialisms

  • child development and developmental disorders
  • paediatric epilepsy
  • Sturge-Weber Syndrome
  • autistic spectrum disorder

Qualifications and training

  • BSc (Hons) Linguistics and Language Pathology – University of Reading
  • MSc Human Communication – City University, London

Membership of Professional Bodies

  • Member of the Health and Care Professions Council
  • Member of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists

Research interests

Publications

Harding, C. & Halai, V. (2008). Providing Dysphagia Training for Carers of Children Who have Profound and Multiple Learning Disability. British Journal of Developmental Disabilities, 55(108):33-47

Presentations at Conferences

  • UK Swallow Research Group, 2009, London: ICH: Providing Dysphagia Training for Carers of Children Who have Profound and Multiple Learning Disability