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.

Facilitation of Language in Autism using a Floortime approach

Workshop Day 1

The College of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences, Ziauddin University, arranged a three day workshop on the topic, “Facilitation of Language in Autism using a Floortime approach”. The workshop commenced on the 16th of July and ended on the 18th of July 2018. The workshop was conducted by Ms. Mehnaz Maqbool, a Speech and Language Pathologist currently practicing in USA.

The first day of the workshop was on the 16th of July i.e. a Monday. It was held at the auditorium of the Rehabilitation Sciences campus, Ziauddin University. Students and faculty of the College of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences as well as alumni and other professionals were also in attendance. The workshop started at 10:00 a.m and ended at 1:00 p.m with a lunch break at 12:00 p.m. Ms. Mehnaz ‘s lecture included an explanation of the term “Floortime”, the steps of implementation and who to implement it. The audience and others remained thoroughly engaged throughout the lecture and interacted with the speaker by asking questions. It was a good learning experience for all present.

Workshop day 2 - Practical day 1

17th July 2018 was the second day of the educational workshop carried out by CCC-SLP Ms. Mehnaz Maqbool. It was a five hour workshop where the attendees observed a hands-on demonstration of using the floortime approach for facilitation of language.

It consisted of three individual therapy sessions, approximately one and a half hour each. Each one was followed by a Q&A session. The attendees were able to gain an in-depth insight into how one can use the floortime approach with children of different temperaments and individual personalities.

Workshop day 3 - practical day 2

18th July 2018 marked the last day of this instructional workshop. The day was divided into three sessions and the layout was the same as day one.

The attendees observed three different patients, witnessing instantaneous effectiveness of this approach in some cases. The attendees also learned the importance of having a multidisciplinary approach to therapy. The instructor often effectively combines SLP techniques with some techniques used by Occupational Therapists to aid the process of language acquisition and multi sensory stimulation.

The arrangement of Video conferencing made by IT department of ZU between the CSLHS college and clinic Campuses. This facilitated observation of the floor time therapy sessions conducted at the clinic campus by Mehnaz; in the college classrooms for all enrolled in the workshop.

COLLABORATION WITH READ

READ is a sole proprietorship, and conducts a diploma course for teaching children with learning difficulties and also provides remediation to children with learning difficulties on a one-to-one basis ZCSLHS is a non-profit institution, indulging in academic and clinical training of students, at the undergraduate level.

SCOPE

The Ziauddin College of Speech Language & Hearing Sciences, at Ziauddin University monitors and provides academic collaboration with READ, Karachi for their Diploma Course.

COLLABORATION WITH THE INDUS HOSPITAL

The CSLHS thereby aims to extend their realm of clinical services, through their final year students under supervision of the Speech Language Therapist at the TIH clinic to a larger number of children and adults presenting with communication, feeding, swallowing, and hearing impediments, of any degree in severity.

SCOPE

The TIH shall provide clinic space in their OPD for speech language therapy and facilitate the student ASLTs, to assess and treat In-patients admitted in their wards.

The patients seen by the final year student ASLTs of the CSLHS shall be from the realms of :

  • Child language disorders with or without cognitive impediments (specific language impairment, autism, mental retardation, auditory processing disorders, sensory processing disorders).
  • Adult language disorders of neurogenic origin  with or without cognitive impediments (aphasia, dementia, language disorders after TBI, or RHS).
  • Child and adult speech disorders (phonological disorders; misarticulation; dysfluency, dysphonias)
  • Child and adult motor speech disorders of neurogenic origin (dyspraxia, dysarthria)
  • Child and adult feeding and swallowing disorders (children with cerebral palsy, TBI, adults presenting with dysphagia post TBI, CVA)

The final year student ASLTs of the CSLHS are:

  • Seeing child and adult patients in the clinic rooms on OPD basis and In – patients within the wards of TIH.
  • Conducting screening and detailed assessments of child and adult patients presenting with all speech, language, feeding and swallowing disorders, as well as hearing impairment  as mentioned above
  • Conducting individualised and group therapy, of all speech, language, feeding and swallowing disorders, and hearing impairments  as mentioned above;
  • Counselling the care givers on transfer and carryover of therapy at home as well as provide verbal and written feedback of the patients’ condition on periodic basis.
  • Conducting parent training on a regular basis to facilitate the progress in therapy.
  • Working within a multidisciplinary team with other health care service personnel in TIH to ensure best results to all patients seen.

COLLABORATION WITH KINDER ACADEMY

KA is an Early Childhood Education, located at Clifton, Karachi. Early intervention at KA refers to a systematic program of evaluation and therapy that includes screening and complete assessment, and activities designed to address developmental delays or impairments in verbal communication that may be experienced by children within the first 5 years of life. By aligning KA with CSLHS- ZU, we aim to advance the clinical education, training, data collection and experienced speech language therapists and student clinicians through children seen at the KA who come from a wider spectrum of Pakistani society.

SCOPE

KA shall provide clinic space in their office for speech language assessment and therapy; and facilitate the Faculty and student clinicians to assess children.

The Speech language therapists and student clinicians shall:

 

  • Screen the children between 0 to 7 years.
  • Discuss the findings in assessment with the teacher of the child whenever need be.
  • Counsel the care givers on language stimulation at home.
  • Conduct parent training (for parents of children enrolled at KA) at the CSLHS as and when required by the KA management.
  • Work as a team with other therapists at KA to ensure best results.
  • Duly fill in all the relevant forms.
  • The KA shall be responsible for providing all material except assessment tools.
  • The children of KA may be referred for further assessment, to the CSLHS.
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