Sumathi Ramjee has a First Class B. Tech in Electronics from Madras Institute of Technology, Chennai. After working as an assistant director with the Institute for Design and electrical measuring instruments, Mumbai, her field diverged and she acquired a Certificate in Guidance and counselling from Christ College, Bangalore. Thereafter followed a certificate in Learning Disabilities, a Post Graduate Diploma in Creative Teaching and a Certificate course on ABT from WCCLF, Pune. Sumathi is an ABT guide for South India with WCCLF. Thereon Sumathi practised Special education, language therapy and ABT at Deepika, Snehadhara, and Bubbles Centre for Autism and ASHA in Bangalore. Her domains of specialisation include Children with Learning Disabilities, Autism, Behavioural problems, Developmental Disabilities, Slow learners. She has been the creative director for ASHA School annual day for the last 8 years.
She was the recipient of Pearson Teaching award for Outstanding Contribution to Special Needs children in the year 2012-2013 and Pearson Special Jury Award in the year 2012-2013.
Sumathi has trained facilitators during courses on “Inclusive Education”, “Learning Disabilities” and “Care givers”, conducted Summer Camps for Mainstream children . She has led workshops in Teaching Aids, Creative Teaching, Teaching Methodologies, Stress Management for teachers and parents of Special Needs children, Process of Counselling, Personal Development, Memory techniques and Study skills, Learning Difficulties, Multisensory Teaching techniques, Multiple Intelligence, Differentiated Instruction, Fun ways of teaching Maths and Social Science, Arts in Education with special emphasis on the teaching of Civics and Geography. Poorna Pragyna, Institute for Faculty Improvement, Metropolitan Central School Bangalore, Hope – The Early Intervention Centre are some if the institutions that Sumathi has worked with through trainings and workshops. Sumathi made a Poster presentation on “Crossing Sensory Boundaries Using the Arts” at the South Asia International Autism Conference 2015, Delhi.