Bake Sale

On the 28th of March, College of Speech Language and Hearing Sciences, Ziauddin University, hosted annual bake sale. This bake sale, like every year; was organised to raise funds for our under privileged clients. The kind of response the event got was overwhelming. Numerous students from other faculties came and purchased the goodies to support the cause and appreciated the initiative and hard work. The event enlightened the day and made it a little more scrumptious for everyone.
This year, College of Speech Language and Hearing Sciences aimed not only to raise funds but to also spread awareness about World Down Syndrome Day. It was a very special occasion and a major success. All the goodies were gone within few hours only and the visitors left premises being well aware of Down Syndrome.
Looking forward to seeing you all again very soon at our very next fund raising escapade.

HNow Show Common Sense Shoot

Medical colleges are known for their steady academic schedule since ages. Students each day strive hard to accomplish the dreams they enter the college with. The life of a student, specifically of a medical college, is so occupied.

Looking at the hectic schedule students go through, administrative facilities always try to give them breaks worthwhile, and ZIAUDDIN COLLEGE OF REHABILITION SCIENCES did the same. On 27th of March 2019 a refreshing yet informative media project for the students was arranged by the team of ZCRS.

The academic breeze soon turned into a gust of electrifying energy. Lights, camera, and action were the words heard aloud. Students were seen cheering and waving off all the worries. Confidence and excitement was hitting the ground. Flashes and clicks were the trend of the day.

The program had many segments in which students were made to participate. From tongue rollers to common sense questions, the segments had it all. The best part was when the students were asked to share their experiences in the field and inspire different undergrads to join a similar calling. Along with entertainment a lot of knowledge was shared as well. The morals of the students were lifted even more when they were asked to acclaim their field, and each student at that moment was seen wearing the label of ZCRS with pride and honor. Before the wrap up of the event souvenirs were also distributed to the participants as a token of appreciation.

It was one fine in-college activity, appreciated and commend by the students of ZCRS.

Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) Level 1

The College of Speech Language & Hearing Sciences, Ziauddin University held a 2 days Training for Level 1 PECS. The workshop started from the 21st and ended on the 2nd February’2019.

 PECS is a unique alternative/augmentative communication system developed in the USA in 1985 by Andy Bondy, PhD, and Lori Frost, MS, CCC-SLP. PECS was first implemented with pre-school students diagnosed with autism at the Delaware Autism Program. Since then, PECS has successfully been implemented worldwide with thousands of learners of all ages who have various cognitive, physical and communication challenges.

It was conducted by the International trainers from U.K, Ms. Christina Hornes  – Bsc Psychology and Special Education  & Louisse Maggs BSC. Speech Language Therapy.

PECS was one successful event and reminded us, participants, as clinicians and student clinicians, the importance of communication, whether verbal or  nonverbal. Undoubtedly, all participants have massively benefited from this training program and equally excited to implement on our patients with Impaired communication. Looking forward to arrange PEC’s training for Level 2 soon.

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TalkTools (Level 1 & Level 2 )

 The College of Speech Language & Hearing Sciences, Ziauddin University held a 4 day Training on TalkTools Level  1 & 2. The trainings commenced on 16th February and ended on the 19th February.

Talktools  was the first in the professional development series for continuing professional development in the realm of Speech Language Pathology.  It was conducted by an International trainer Ms.Renee Roy Hill – Ms, CCC. SLP.

Talk Tools training program is designed to provide professional therapists a clear path of continuing education and training related to speech and feeing therapy. Each Level has its own uniue requirements, goals, and accomplishments.

Level 1 is the basic level that includes a 3 part treatment  plan for Oral placement therapy which was conducted from the 16-17th Feb  whereas  Level 2 is the Intermediate OPT Assessment and program plan development  continued from the 18-19th Feb’19.

Each day was designed to start at 8.45 am sharp followed with 2 Tea-breaks and a lunch break in between.  Hands on practice and material practice packs along with the manuals and Talk Tools original Books were provided to our participants.

The 4 day workshop was a great learning experience. The sessions gave a thorough insight and training of Oral Placement Therapy and we,  as TEAM ZCSLHS as well as all the participants are excited to execute their learning at their respected practices. This certification also informed us of various other programs available in the area of Speech and swallow therapy that would be very beneficial for us, if offered.

28th International Conference

Miss amina siddiqui was invited as a guest speaker to the conference. She presented a workshop for Speech Language Therapists, audiologists and otolaryngologists on “Functional Communication and Bilingualism in Children with HI.”
Attendees from Karachi included Miss mahnoor-part time lecturer and consultant at ziauddin university and Miss anam madhani -speech and language therapist and consultant from The Indus Hospital.

Evaluating Assessment Procedures for Bilingual Population in the Indian Sub-Continent

The ASHA (American Speech – Language & Hearing Association) is acclaimed internationally for its an annual convention in the US, where Speech language therapists and audiologists from all over the world present research studies and new advances being made in the profession.

Career Counselling Session

A career counselling session was conducted in Beacon house College Clifton campus,Miss Amina Siddiqui -Dean of the college of speech and language therapy ziauddin university was invited as the speaker of the session.

Farewell 2018

Ziauddin College of speech language and hearing sciences organized the farewell party for batch 8 that graduated in 2018.

Students of all the batches gathered together as we all bid farewell to the outgoing class. The day was a fiesta devoted to the years spent together with friends and teachers to reminisce joyous moments. The auditorium of ZU was festooned with dazzling lights.

The ceremony started with the welcome of graduating students, khadijah Fatimah and Abdullah sufi , students of batch 6 and 8 respectively, presented the welcome note and were the hosts of the night.

It was a fun filled event with the incredible skit performance, mimicry, farewell dinner and lots of giveaways. ZCSLHS also set up the photo shoot session with a photo booth and props for all the students.

In the end, students of batch 8 shared all their memories with their audience and each one of them was given a title by their juniors. The title characterized their personalities, behaviors and their work and was the highlight of the evening.

News from ZCSLHS

The Learning tree (TLT) invited Miss Amina Siddiqui, Associate professor and principal of college of speech language and hearing sciences ziauddin university on 6th Aug 2018,as a speaker at The for Learning Tree and Samrahi Montesorri.

Miss Amina Siddiqui addressed the parents and teachers of the children At TLT she elaborated on “language development in the early years”she also explained about the importance of early language stimulation and the factors that influence language development which includes the roles of parents,teachers and other caregivers.All the attendees  remained thoroughly engaged throughout the lectur was a good learning experience for all present.

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