Awareness of Speech and Language Disorder – 10th Aug

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.

Report on the Specialised Medical Camp for Unique Children

“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:

  1. Paeds Neurologist (Dr. Raman Kumar, Dr. Sanam Banu, and their team)
  2. Dentist (Dr. Sana Mirza and her team)
  3. Psychologist (Dr. Sarah Jahangir and her team, Dr. Ziauddin Hospital)
  4. Speech Therapist, (Dr. Tehmina Tabish and her team. Dr.  Ziauddin Hospital)
  5. Eye Clinic (Salim Bardi and his team, Al Ibrahim Eye Hospital)
  6. Audiology Atifur Rahman and his team, Optical Palace)
  7. Physiotherapists, (Dr. Hamidullah and Dr. Bahadur. IHRI)
  8. General Physician, Dr. Nauman, Al Salama Hospital and Dr. Anees, Al Mustafa Hospital)
  9. Orthopaedic. Dr. Danish Siddiqui and Dr. Rajesh, Al Salama Hospital)
  10. Gynaecologist. (Dr. Shahnaz, Al-Mustafa Hospital)
  11. Lab Test, (Al-Mustafa Hospital)
  12. Epilepsy, Epilepsy Clinic. (Mr. Daniyal, Ms. Laila, Ms. Anisa Khan, Shafam)
  13. Medicine from Al-Mustafa Hospital, Khadim Insaniya, Ehsaas Insaniya. Zam Zam Medical, and Roche Pharma


In Management:

  1. From World Memon,
    1.  Clinical Psychologist, Ms. Tehmina Khadim
    2. Reporting Head, Raunq Islam’s team
    3. Management Head, Asif Qureshi
    4. Field Head, Nargis Raza
  2. Sophia and her team
  3. The sincere staff of Al-Salama Hospital
    1. Dr. Salman, Dr. Munir and their team
    2. Leader of Al-Salama, Mr. Bilal Saleem Qadri

Media Team:

  1. Farhan Asif and Farid Bilwani, Memon News

In connection with this camp, thanking the constant support of:

  1. Mr. Moin Ahmed, Al-Mustafa Hospital.
  2. Javed matiwala, Khadim e Insaniya
  3. Nasir Ashrafi, Ehsas e Insaniya
  4. Qasim Lawai, Raunaq Islam School Network
  5. Idris Salam Madni, Welfare
  6. Mr. Abdul Razzaq Pardesi
  7. 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.


Shoaib Ghaziani

College of Speech Language and Hearing Sciences

College of speech language and hearing sciences, Ziauddin University in collaboration with #ICDL is offering a two day #training for DIR FLOORTIME. #Floortime was created by child psychiatrists Stanley Greenspan, M.D. and Serena Wieder, PhD. It is based on the Developmental Individual-difference Relationship-based model (DIR). Dr. #Greenspan developed the DIR model as therapy for children with a variety of developmental delays and issues. #continueeducation #workshop #internationaltraining
To register yourself for an amazing learning experience click on the link

Aphasia awareness radio program by CSLHS

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

Written by: Rabika Amanullah

Children’s day is celebrated worldwide on 20th November!

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!

Merit List for Admission 2016-2017 (BS ASLT Batch-X)

Published URL : National Courier

Published Date: 30th Sep 2016

By: Dr. Anila Kazmi

We often come across a word quite loud in our day to day working “Recognition”, or it is depicting the same word, which could be in a different way or form, perhaps credit or appreciation; well is sounds so familiar. But when we approach to the act of performance, recognition at times is bowled out or I must say it is overlooked to the some extent.

The word Recognition itself holds a very certain and important aspect in our life. For instance when we look around it is nearly almost everywhere and there. It is the value of identification, acknowledgement, and existence, so leading to an utterly true concept, especially when it comes to behavioral consequences.
The word Recognition is a huge and broad one, and if we look into the same, the burden itself will require buying more time in order to debate upon the various influencing characteristics it holds.
The interest being highlighted in the momentum and according to a matter of interest, is asking our self that is recognition really a great motivator? When we talk about an employee or staff working in an organization; well in my view the answer is surely a Yes!

Employee or Staff recognition is an acknowledgement of a person’s or team’s actions, conduct, effort or any dealing that ropes the organization’s goals and values, and which has visibly been outside normal expectations.

To be effective at work, the Management of an organization needs to understand the psychology of graciously approving others for their good work, finding positive ways and methods to apply the principles of employee recognition and to encourage others to initiate it in their working relationships.
Appreciation is an essential human requirement. Employees react confidently, when expressions of gratitude are made through recognition of their good work because it confirms their work is valued. Correctly measured and a well-respected employee’s job performance will definitely reflect on job satisfaction, following a rise in productivity, thus motivation is hooked in, having a marked impact on further improvement of performance.

When we talk about the cost for having recognition system in an organization, it is quite petite while on the other hand, the benefits are no doubt hefty, but yes when implemented successfully in accordance to the effectiveness.

Here, the main concern or rather should say a matter to ponder, is that at times the management just pass-by the word recognition, and even if it is being tapped, the response is not that kind of amazingly charming. And eventually the turn out of performance slowly moves to the other side, as the employee loses motivation and even morale elements for enhancements.

Surveys and researches have proven that staff recognition brings the benefit of instant and influential reinforcement of preferred behavior leading to sets an example to other employees.
A simple and honest gesture like thank you to an employee’s true contribution can become responsible for a morale boosting drive. This is how we make important possessions of recognition blend into having a perfect function system. The list of benefits of having such a system can go a way long, but highlighting few significant ones are; increased individual efficiency, thus pointing to the act of recognizing desired behavior which increases the repetition of the desired behavior, and therefore productivity. This is classic behavioral psychology. The armored deeds and behaviour pattern of a well recognized employee will support the organization’s mission and key performance display, few being:

* Having more employee satisfaction and fulfillment of work – leading to more time spent focusing on the job and less time of complaining or being unreasonable.
* Higher loyalty and satisfaction scores from customers, either internal or external.
* Enhanced team working spirit.
* Retention of quality employees increases – lower employee turnover.
* Better safety records and fewer on the job mishaps.
* Lower unenthusiastic or negative effects such as absenteeism and stress, boredom etc.

So, if the word Recognition itself is given its due esteem and the its value is measured the way it should actually be and understood, then we can hopefully see better outcomes in the working scenarios and excellence in changing not only the work environment but having properly matched behavioral attributes, better mutual understandings, lesser conflicts and above all adding a brighter appeal in order to have a peaceful ambiance at work.

( The writer is Group Head, Department of Quality Assurance Dr. Ziauddin Hospitals).

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