Free screening camp was organized by The College of Speech Language and Hearing Sciences at The Ashiyana Trust (senior citizens home) on 11th November 2022. Students of MS-SLP batch-03 actively participated in this program where they conducted speech, swallow and hearing screening of women (60+ years).
College of speech language and hearing sciences, Ziauddin university celebrated Children’s Day at the Legacy academy of learning by doing free of cost screening of speech and language skills of toddlers and preschoolers ranging 1years to 5 years of age.
The speech and language screening allows a speech-language pathologist to observe the child’s language understanding and use, production of speech sounds, vocal and nasal quality, and social language skills. Early screening of speech and language helps in identifying red flags and helps in providing early intervention to kids.
Ziauddin college of speech language and hearing sciences in collaboration with youth club organized a session for all students and faculty of Ziauddin on the topic of be the best version of yourself. President of Youth club, Mr. Raja Zia ul Haq, came to give the talk. He gave multiple examples of not only himself of his journey but also examples of different Prophets and their journey and how a person can learn from such stories and waqia’s from Quran and try to improve herself/himself.
College of speech language and hearing sciences, Ziauddin university in collaboration with ZU FM 98.2 organized a radio show to create awareness about different speech and language disorder, the difference between speech and language as well as the assessment and treatment available for different types of speech and language disorder. Our both Speech therapist Ms. Fatima Yousuf and Ms. Rabika Amanullah shared their knowledge and their vast experience working with kids and adults with different speech and language disorder.
It was highlighted that all assessment tools available at the moment in Pakistan are actually standardized on US and UK population, but our college of speech language and hearing sciences, Ziauddin university is in the working of making its own standardized tools for assessment for Pakistani community, in which our professors and students are playing a vital role.
A lot of calls and messages on social media platform were received asking us different questions related to speech and language disorders and the the course of action.
Ms Humaira Sadaf asked a lot of relevant questions to make the session more interactive.
“The womb is from the Earth, the mercy is from the Sky
Be kind to the people on Earth, God will be merciful on His throne.”
Alhamdulillah, by the grace of Allah, the third and final stage of the specialized medical camp for unique children ended successfully. 66 special children were registered in the camp. Each child had to go through the following:
- Paeds Neurologist (Dr. Raman Kumar, Dr. Sanam Banu, and their team)
- Dentist (Dr. Sana Mirza and her team)
- Psychologist (Dr. Sarah Jahangir and her team, Dr. Ziauddin Hospital)
- Speech Therapist, (Dr. Tehmina Tabish and her team. Dr. Ziauddin Hospital)
- Eye Clinic (Salim Bardi and his team, Al Ibrahim Eye Hospital)
- Audiology Atifur Rahman and his team, Optical Palace)
- Physiotherapists, (Dr. Hamidullah and Dr. Bahadur. IHRI)
- General Physician, Dr. Nauman, Al Salama Hospital and Dr. Anees, Al Mustafa Hospital)
- Orthopaedic. Dr. Danish Siddiqui and Dr. Rajesh, Al Salama Hospital)
- Gynaecologist. (Dr. Shahnaz, Al-Mustafa Hospital)
- Lab Test, (Al-Mustafa Hospital)
- Epilepsy, Epilepsy Clinic. (Mr. Daniyal, Ms. Laila, Ms. Anisa Khan, Shafam)
- Medicine from Al-Mustafa Hospital, Khadim Insaniya, Ehsaas Insaniya. Zam Zam Medical, and Roche Pharma
- From World Memon,
- Clinical Psychologist, Ms. Tehmina Khadim
- Reporting Head, Raunq Islam’s team
- Management Head, Asif Qureshi
- Field Head, Nargis Raza
- Sophia and her team
- The sincere staff of Al-Salama Hospital
- Dr. Salman, Dr. Munir and their team
- Leader of Al-Salama, Mr. Bilal Saleem Qadri
- Farhan Asif and Farid Bilwani, Memon News
In connection with this camp, thanking the constant support of:
- Mr. Moin Ahmed, Al-Mustafa Hospital.
- Javed matiwala, Khadim e Insaniya
- Nasir Ashrafi, Ehsas e Insaniya
- Qasim Lawai, Raunaq Islam School Network
- Idris Salam Madni, Welfare
- Mr. Abdul Razzaq Pardesi
- Ms. Aafiya Wajahat, IHRI
Other than this, the registration of wheelchairs, hearing aids, botox, physiotherapy, cataract, lab test, etc was also done.
The success of this camp is due to the dedication and hard work of the above-mentioned teams. May Allah reward them all.
After preparing the report, an action plan will be decided for the treatment of the registered children. Donor support is required for the success of this project.
June is celebrated as Aphasia awareness month. Aphasia is a condition that affects your ability to communicate. It can affect your speech, as well as the way you write and understand both spoken and written language. Aphasia typically occurs suddenly after a stroke or a head injury. Aphasia is diagnosed by a speech and language therapist and the course of treatment is decided by throughly assessing the symptoms.
ZU FM 98.2 facilitated College of speech language and hearing sciences project of increasing awareness of Aphasia by hosting a show and calling Ms Amina Siddiqui ( Principle of college of speech language and hearing sciences) with a vast experience of working with Patients of aphasia and Mr Ali Punjani (senior speech and language therapist) has a great amount of experience working with adult population.
Both spoke about the importance of identifying aphasia as early as possible and a speech therapist should assess every patient that comes in hospital with a neurological condition. Types and symptoms of aphasia were discussed in detail as well as the causes of aphasia. It was also discussed how aphasia is different from Alzheimer’s and dementia.
RJ Humaira asked multiple of relevant questions and was well versed about the content.
Many of us take our ability to communicate for granted as most of us are born with it but the ability to speak, hear and be heard is much more vital to our everyday lives than most of us realize. For those who have difficulty communicating, everyday interactions can pose significant challenges. A communication disorder may prevent an individual from performing well at work, asking for help, hearing instructions at school.
Each year, internationally Speech and hearing month is celebrated worldwide, in the month of May raise public awareness about communication, speech and hearing disorders. College of speech language and hearing science, Ziauddin university highlights the importance of early detection and intervention in the treatment of communication disorders. We work in a multidisciplinary team and all treatment is provided under one roof.
For appointments feel free to contact us on 021-35862937-9 or visit us BC 06 Ground floor, Khyeban e Bedil, Clifton block 1, Karachi. Our speech therapy services are also provided at Ziauddin North campus. Also visit our website to view more details https://zcslhs.zu.edu.pk.
Written by: Rabika Amanullah
Children’s day is celebrated worldwide on 20th November!
To partake in celebrating our community’s little ones, the College of Speech Language and Hearing Sciences in collaboration with Speech and Hearing Association of Pakistan carried out activities at three different places.
Our faculty members Fatima Yousuf, Rabbiah Sohail and Sonia Shah visited the Kiran Foundation and carried out an awareness session for it’s teachers. They talked about speech and language disorders, red flags that children may present with in class, and how to identify and refer to kids who may need speech therapy. They also highlighted the need for inclusive education here in Pakistan and discussed the factors that make up an inclusive setting.
Our first year students later accompanied faculty members Fatima Yousuf, Samreen Zubair, Mehek Altaf and Taleah Tariq to Sirat ul Jannah orphanage. They engaged the children in games including passing the pillow and origami. It was time well spent, the visitors felt inspired by how spirited the little ones are, the children enjoyed fully, and received goodie bags as tokens of appreciation.
Our last stop was the paediatric ward at Ziauddin University Hospital. Fatima Yousuf and Hafeez Punjani took goodie bags for the children admitted there to help make their day a little better.
Children deserve to be celebrated, all day, every day!
Happy Children’s Day!