Nayantara Nambiar graduated from the Master of Speech Pathology in 2019, and a year later is back home in Chennai, India, sharing her knowledge through her new role as a Speech Pathologist at the Brain Health and Rehabilitation Centre, Unified Brain Health Care (UBHC).
Discovering Speech Pathology inspired Nayantara to choose Flinders to pursue her studies and make a difference in the lives of those who struggle with language and communication.
“I always wanted to be in a field that helped or served people and once I found Speech Pathology, there was no looking back,” she says.
“I feel very grateful that I get a chance to empower people’s voices and support their right to communicate.”
Partnering her Flinders experience with the dream of helping those with speech difficulties, Nayantara was able to experience Speech Pathology in a unique way, opening her mind to the diversity of the profession in a different culture.
“My time at Flinders has made me more broad-minded and more accepting of diversity. It has taught me new methods of learning and the latest techniques in my field. The support I received for the extra-curricular activities I pursued, drove me to continue them.”
Nayantara gained insight in the Australian speech pathology industry by doing placement with the Department for Education in South Australia.
She was then offered a role as a Speech Pathologist at the Port Augusta office where she worked for six months before returning to India.