Poornima Shenoy is a graduate of the All India Institute of Speech and Hearing , Mysore in the field of Audiology and Speech Pathology in 1985 . She has completed her post graduation in Psychology from Annamalai University .
She has chosen to free lance and has been associated with the leading hospitals such as kidwai cancer hospitals, Sevakshetra hospital, Agadi Hospital, Ramakrishna Speciality hospitals , Apollo and Fortis hospitals as a consultant speech-language-voice – swallowing pathologist.
In her initial years of practice , she worked with children having speech-language impairments, however over the last couple of decades she has exclusively and extensively worked with adults having cancer and stroke . Her approach is towards the afflicted person as a whole with primary focus on speech and communication. As the age of the cases affected with cancer and stroke is becoming younger, additional problems of financial insecurity, inter-personal relationships, re-structuring of roles within the family has to be addressed along with the physical and communication rehabilitation. Regular Counseling as and when the need arises therefore becomes a vital component to continuously motivate the patient and his near and dear ones to improve their quality of life .