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Dr.Sreevidya Sherla

B.Sc(SLH), M.Sc(ASLP), PhD Linguistics (Interdisciplinary)

Dr. Sreevidya Sherla, working as Associate Professor in Department of Audiology at Helen Keller Institute of Research and Rehabilitation Sciences. She is an academic scholar who has completed her B.Sc(SLH) from Manipal Academy of Higher Education, M.Sc(ASLP) from Sweekaar academy, PGDAL from Osmania university and PhD (Linguistics) from Annamalai University. She joined as Head of Department (Audiology and speech Language pathology) at Helen Keller Institute.

To her credit expertise and capability, there are numerous publications, presentations and awards. Her special focus is in the area of new born hearing screening and auditory rehabilitation. She has an excellent track record in academic institutions and is actively engaged in teaching, research, delivering

Resource Person at CRE Program :

Delivered a talk on “Hearing loss & Its effects on listening & Auditory Development” on 05/10/2016 at CRE program Developing listening skills to the children with hearing impairment from 5th to 7th October 2016 conducted at AYJNISHD,SRC, Secunderabad.

Delivered a talk on “Recent Advances in selection of hearing aids with reference to specific clients & Signal enhancing technology” on 26/07/2017 at CRE program Recent Advances in management of persons with hearing impairment from 26th to 28th July 2017 conducted at AYJNISHD,SRC, Secunderabad.

Delivered a talk on “Aural Rehabilitation & Its Importance” on 26/07/2018 at CRE program Advances in management of the children with hearing impairment from 25th to 27th July 2018 conducted at AYJNISHD, SRC, and Secunderabad.

Delivered a talk on “Hearing loss in school going children & Its Impact on development of a child” on 14/03/2019 at CRE program on Screening procedures for children with hearing impairment from 11th to 15th July 2019 conducted at AYJNISHD,SRC, Secunderabad.

Publications :

  1. Published a paper on “Glasgow Children Benefit Inventory In Hindi (Gcbi-H)” in International Journal of Research & analytical Reviews (IJRAR) March 2020, Volume 7, Issue 1(Impact Factor : 5.75).
  2. Published a paper on “Adult Cognitive Communication Examination” in Global Journal for Research analysis in January 2017 (Impact Factor : 3.62).
  3. Published a paper on “Animation as a Therapy Tool” in Journal of Linguistics, Annamalai University in 2015.
  4. Published a paper on “Hearing Loss – Continuous Noise Exposure among Street Hawkers & Shop Keepers in International Journal of Scientific Research (IJSR) in the month of November 2014 having an impact factor of 1.8651.
  5. Published a paper on Development of Questionnaire in Telugu for Early Identification of Auditory processing Disorder in school going children in September 2014 in Language in India (on line Journal) with ISSN 1930-2940.
  6. Published a paper on Mean length of utterance in Children with Cochlear implant Vs Normal hearing childrenin December 2012 in Language in India (on line Journal).

BEST PAPER AWARDS :

Got Best scientific paper Award on “Head & Neck Cancer – Quality of life questionnaire in individual with Dysphagia (Hindi)” on 23rd -24th March 2019 at 2nd TASLPACON Annual Conference.

Got Best scientific paper Award on “Agenesis of corpus callosum- A case study” on 23rd -24th March 2019 at 2nd TASLPACON Annual Conference.

Got Best scientific paper Award on “A Tool for identifying carrier of recessive hereditary hearing loss” at ICAS international conference conducted at KMC, Mangalore on 10-12 September 2015.

Got best scientific paper Award on “AAC for Multiple Disabled –A Single Case Study” IN THE TWO DAY INTERNATIONAL conference on empowerment of persons with multiple disabilities at new Delhi on 29.10.14 & 30.10.14, organized by NIEPMD.

SHORT TERM TRAINING PROGRAMS :

  1. Attended 2days short term training program on strengthening the rehabilitation of children with cochlear implant – Auditory verbal therapy conducted by AYJNISHD, Secunderabad, from 23rd to 25th October 2019.
  2. Attended 3 days short term training program on strengthening the rehabilitation of children with cochlear implant –Mapping & trouble shooting conducted by AYJNISHD, Secunderabad, from 21st to 22nd October 2019.
  3. Attended 3 days short term training program on I.S.A.A. conducted by NIMH, Secunderabad from 16.09.2019- 18.09.2019.

Paper Presentations in Conference/Seminar :

  1. Presented Scientific oral presentation on Radical Air conduction threshold measurement(IN-SITU)- Custom Hearing Aids on 23rd -24th March 2019 at 2nd TASLPACON Annual Conference.
  2. Presented Scientific poster presentation on Head & Neck Cancer – Quality of life questionnaire in individual with Dysphagia (Hindi) on 23rd -24th March 2019 at 2nd TASLPACON Annual Conference.
  3. Presented Scientific poster presentation on Agenesis of corpus callosum- A case study on 23rd -24th March 2019 at 2nd TASLPACON Annual Conference.
  4. Attended 4th National seminar on Implantable hearing solutions (NSIHS) held at AIMSR,Apollo Hospitals,Hyderabad on 1 to 2 March 2019.
  5. Presented Scientific poster presentation on Augmentative & Alternative communication (AAC)- Intervention in dysarthric patient on 21st -22nd April 2018 at 1st TASLPACON Annual Conference.
  6. Attended National seminar on Implantable hearing solutions (NSIHS) held at AIMSR,Apollo Hospitals,Hyderabad on 2 to 4 February 2018.
  7. Presented a poster Paper on “Cognitive Communication aspects of stroke patients” at 10th world Storke congress,Hyderabad,India on 26-29 October, 2016.
  8. Presented a poster Paper on “Integrating Augmentative & Alternative Communication in a Stroke patient” at 10th world Storke congress,Hyderabad,India on 26-29 October, 2016.
  9. Presented a poster Paper on “Recognition of vocal emotions in children” at ICAS international conference conducted at KMC, Mangalore on 10-12 September 2015.
  10. Presented a poster Paper on “Music listening & its effect on hearing” at ICAS international conference conducted at KMC, Mangalore on 10-12 September 2015.
  11. Presented a poster Paper on “DME-M Scaling procedure in evaluation of hyper nasality in speech of children with HI” at ICAS international conference conducted at KMC, Mangalore on 10-12 September 2015.
  12. Presented a poster Paper on “The effect of Early identification & Intervention on Education of children with hearing impairment” at ICAS international conference conducted at KMC, Mangalore on 10-12 September 2015.
  13. Presented a poster Paper on “Communication Strategies in Hearing Impaired” at ICAS international conference conducted at KMC, Mangalore on 10-12 September 2015.
  14. Presented a poster Paper on “A Tool for identifying carrier of recessive hereditary hearing loss” at ICAS international conference conducted at KMC, Mangalore on 10-12 September 2015.
  15. Presented a poster Paper on “Multi Disciplinary intervention in children with Hearing Impairment” at NCED international conference conducted at Bhubaneswar,6-8 January 2015.
  16. Presented a Oral Paper on “Role & Responsibilities of ASLP in inclusive set ups” at NCED international conference conducted at Bhubaneswar,6-8 January 2015.
  17. Selected a oral paper on “Voice analysis in Intellectually disabled Individuals in pubertal age” at ISHA conference held at Manipal from 1-3 January, 2015.
  18. Presented a scientific poster paper on “Acoustic analysis of Standard passage read by children with Cochlear implant” in the two day CIGICON 2014 conference, during November 21-22, 2014, New Delhi, India.
  19. Presented a scientific Oral paper on “Music perception and listening with Electric Hearing” in the two day CIGICON 2014 conference, during November 21-22, 2014, New Delhi, India.
  20. Presented a scientific Poster paper on “”The short message service (SMS) as a communication mode”” in the two day CIGICON 2014 conference, during November 21-22, 2014, New Delhi, India.
  21. Presented a scientific Poster paper on “Significance of secondary prevention in hearing impairment” in the two day CIGICON 2014 conference, during November 21-22, 2014, New Delhi, India.
  22. Presented a scientific paper on “Parental Perspective On Communication Assessment & Intervention Of Children With SPMD: A Questionnaire Based Study” in the two day INTERNATIONAL conference on empowerment of persons with multiple disabilities, at New Delhi on 29.10.14 & 30.10.14,organized by NIEPMD.
  23. Presented a scientific paper on “Need For Early Identification & Intervention Of Communication & Hearing Problems In School Going Children” in the two day INTERNATIONAL conference on empowerment of persons with multiple disabilities, at new Delhi on 29.10.14 & 30.10.14,organized by NIEPMD.
  24. Presented a scientific paper on “Skill Development For Children With Multiple Disability” in the two day INTERNATIONAL conference on empowerment of persons with multiple disabilities, at new Delhi on 29.10.14 & 30.10.14,organized by NIEPMD.
  25. Presented a scientific paper on “AAC For Multiple Disabled –A Single Case Study” IN THE TWO DAY INTERNATIONAL conference on empowerment of persons with multiple disabilities, at new Delhi on 29.10.14 & 30.10.14,organized by NIEPMD.
  26. Presented a scientific Poster paper on “Rate Of Speech in Multilinguals” for 4th TANISHACON –19th -21st September, 2014 held at Yercaud, Salem.
  27. Presented a scientific poster paper on “Analysis Of Self-Reported Voice Quality In Transgender” for 4th TANISHACON – 19th -21st September,2014 held at Yercaud, Salem.
  28. Presented a Poster paper on “Importance of Eclectic approach in Rehabilitation of HI Children at North-Eastern Regional conference on Empowerment of persons with HI, Shillong, Meghalaya, on 14th to 15th March 2014.
  29. Presented a Poster paper on “Aural Hygiene for Hearing Aid Users” at North-Eastern Regional conference on Empowerment of persons with HI, Shillong, Meghalaya, on 14th to 15th March 2014.
  30. Presented a Oral paper on “college education for hearing impaired” at North-Eastern Regional conference on Empowerment of persons with HI, Shillong, Meghalaya, on 14th to 15th March 2014.
  31. Attended Asia pacific symposium on Cochlear Implant and related sciences on 26th -29th November 2013, Hyderabad, India. (A.P.Medical council has awarded 6 hours of CME credits for the workshop).

SUSAN G OOMMEN, MASLP (Mangalore University)

Associate Professor & Head of Dept in Speech

PAPERS PRESENTED / COAUTHORED

  1. Phonological Process in Typically Developing Telugu- English Bilingual Children at ISHACON at Mysore from 5-7 January 2018.
  2. Improvement in Auditory and Oral Language Abilities in Auditory brainstem implant : a single case study at ISHACON at Mysore from 5-7 January 2018.
  3. Respiratory measures in hearing Impaired and normal children: A comparative study. CRE on Voice care and Laryngectomy at NITTE, Mangalore from 22- 24 February 2018
  4. Acoustic analysis of voice in asthma patients using inhaled corticosteroids at CRE on Voice care and Laryngectomy at NITTE, Mangalore from 22- 24 February 2018
  5. UMN Dysarthria: A Case study at 1st Annual Conference of Speech and Hearing, Bihar state from 10-11 March 2018
  6. 6. Communication attitude of children who do and do not stuttering Annual Conference of Telangana Audiologists and Speech Language Pathologists Association on 22 April 2018.
  7. 7.Influence of media on language development -a pilot study atAnnual Conference of Telangana Audiologists and Speech Language Pathologists Association on 22 April 2018.
  8. 8.Codeswitching and codemixing in Malayalam- English bilingual children at International Symposium on Bilingualism and Cognition at BITS Goa from 1-3 November 2018.
  9. Codeswitching and codemixing in Telugu- English bilingual children with learning disability at International Symposium on Bilingualism and Cognition at BITS Goa from 1-3 November 2018.
  10. Optimality Theory in Treatment of Phonological Disorders: A Case Study at ISHACON at Bangalore from 8-10 February 2019.
  11. 11.Quality of Life of parents of children with developmental Disabilities at 2nd Annual Conference of Speech and Hearing, Bihar state from 16-17 March 2019
  12. Real word Vs non word DDK rate in Telugu speaking typically developing children – a pilot study at Annual Conference of Telangana Audiologists and Speech Language Pathologists Association on 24 March 2019.
  13. Non word Repetition in children with Autism spectrum disorders–pilot study at 3rd BMI International Autism Conference at Hyderabad from 1 – 2 Feb 2020.
  14. PECS in Autism –A Case Study at 3rd BMI International Autism Conference held on 1st and 2nd February, 2020 at Hitex Convention Center, Hyderabad.
  15. Childhood Hyperkinetic Dysarthria – A Case study at Annual Multidisciplinary National Conference on Disability and Rehabilitation from 7-9th February 2020 held at CDMRP(Social Justice Department and University of Calicut), Kerala.

ACHEIVEMENTS / RECOGNITIONS:

  1. Best Poster Award in Speech Language Pathology in Annual Conference of Telangana Audiologists and Speech Language Pathologists Association on 22 April 2018.
  2. Best Paper Award in Speech Language Pathology in Annual Conference of Telangana Audiologists and Speech Language Pathologists Association on 24 March 2019.
  3. Third Prize winner of Quiz conducted in connection with webinar on Insights on Learning disability by Vinayaka Missions Research Foundation, Department of Audiology and Speech pathology, Pondicherry on 19 October 2020.

RESOURCE PERSON/ COORDINATOR

  1. Parent training on Autism awareness day program conducted by Centre for research and development of Autistic Children under Urban Resource centre of Sarva Shiksha Abhyan, Thrissur on 1 April, 2019.
  2. RCI CRE program ‘Conference on Medical Speech Language Pathology in Acute care” at KIMS Hospital, Secunderabad on 1-2 Nov 2019.
  3. Program Coordinator for Speech and Hearing Fortnight public awareness webinars from 3-15 December 2020.
  4. RCI CRE program on ‘Assessment Guidelines for Childhood Communication Disorders’ by CRC, Nellore on 26 June 2021.
  5. Webinar series on Home based intervention to improve communication skills in children with ASD by CRC-Gorakhpur on 23 July 2021.

Susan G Oommen at BMI CONFERENCE Paper presentation

Ms Susan Oommen as Resource person for Conference on Medical Speech Language Pathology in Acute Care at KIMS and Helen Kellers Institute, Hyderabad

Mrs. Lakshmi Prasanna P

Asst. Professor Speech Pathology

Qualifications : Bsc (ASLP), PGDFSST, Msc (SLP)
  1. Certified ABA Therapist
  2. Certified NLP Practioner
  3. Certified Tai Chi Neuro-Rehabilitation Practioner
  4. Certified Water Therapist
Designation : Asst. Prof in SLP
Experience : 9yrs 10m 22 d

MEMBERSHIP

Rehabilitation Council of India : A25188
ISHA life membership : L18093243
TASALPA life membership : M205
Aphasia and Stroke Association of India : Volunteer member

AREAS OF INTEREST

  1. Swallowing therapy
  2. ABA
  3. Sensory Integration Therapy
  4. Integrated speech –Language therapy
  5. AAC
  6. Neuro linguistic and Cognistic rehabilitation
  7. Fluency therapy
  8. Voice therapy
  9. Acoustics
  10. Reading and writing rehabilitation

PAPER PRESENTATIONS

  1. Presented paper on “Comparison of reading fluency assessment in bilingual persons with and without stuttering” at RCI recognized conference on Recent Trends in Assessment and Management of Individuals with Stuttering, COSLA on 29th -31st August,
  2. Presented paper on “Effect of bottom to top reading on reading fluency in Telugu speakers” at Telugu Linguistic Forum (TeLF) 10th National conference, 28th – 29th January 2019.

PUBLICATIONS

Lakshmi Prasanna P, Sreevidya S & Priti R (2020) Glasgow Children Benefit Inventory in Hindi (GCBI-H). International Journal of Research and Analytical Reviews (IJRAR).

CERTIFICATE OF MERIT

Competition For Creating Posters/ Flyers On Speech And Hearing Disorders Or Conditions Or Care Awarded by TASLPA

Presenting Paper in TeLF conferene, 28th to 29th January 2019 by Ms Lakshmi Prasanna

Mohd Abdul Razzaq

Assistant Professor in Audiology

Masters in Audiology speech language pathalogy in 2014 Worked for sarvashiksha abhya bhavita centers for 6months since 2015 joined helen kellers institute.

N. Alekya

Assistant Professor in Audiology

I have done my Masters Degree in Audiology and Speech language pathology in 2011 from Osmania University, Telangana, India. I had worked in the field of Audiology and Speech with different roles such as Clinical Audiologist/Cleft speech pathologist/Speech therapist/ Lecturer and currently working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Audiology at Helen Keller’s Institute Of Research And Rehabilitation For The Disabled Children. As a part of academics I teach UG and PG students, give my guidance in clinical conferences, journal club presentations, Dissertations.
I am interested in teaching Diagnostic Audiology, Anatomy and physiology related to the respective field.

Padma Priya

Assistant Professor in Speech

PAPER PRESENTATIONS

  1. Acoustic analysis of voice in asthma patients using inhaled corticosteroids at CRE on Voice care and Laryngectomy at NITTE, Mangalore from 22- 24 February 2018.
  2. “Head and neck cancer – Quality of life questionnaire in individuals with dysphagia” – Presented at “2nd TASLAPACON” – Hyderabad India.
  3. “Age related differences in working memory”. Presented at 2nd TASLAPACON” – Hyderabad India.
  4. Agenesis of Corpus Callosum”. Presented at March, 2019 2nd TASLAPACON” – Hyderabad India.
  5. Urge for Speech language pathology services in COVID19 pandemic. Presented at national conference on quest for excellence in early intervention in May 2021 through online mode

Ms Padmapriya at TASLPACON

Mrs Shreya Reddy

Assistant Professor in Audiology

I am Shreya Reddy ,Speech language pathologist and Audiologist practicing since 7 years. I have done in undergraduate BASLP from Shri Ramachandra University Chennai in 2011 and Masters in speech language pathology and Audiology from Bhartividhyapeeth University pune in 2014. I have been working with Hellen Keller since 2016 in Audiology dept.

Rini Skaria

Assistant Professor in Speech

Work experience of 4 years as a speech language pathologist (Worked as a research officer from 2016 to 2017 in AIISH for the research project was entitled as “Lexical processing in type 2 diabetes” and currently working as an Assistant Professor in Speech Language Pathology at Helen Keller’s Institute of Research & Rehabilitation for the disabled children (HKIRRDC), Secunderabad for last 3years). Key areas of interest include dealing with voice, fluency and motor speech disorders in pediatric and adult populations. Professional qualification of Masters in Speech Language Pathology (Msc SLP) from All India Institute of Speech And Hearing (AIISH) in year 2014-2016. Bachelors in Audiology and Speech Language Pathology (BASLP) from National Institute of Speech and Hearing (NISH) in year 2010-2014. A member of professional organizations like Rehabilitation Council of India as well as Indian Speech and Hearing Association

Attended WHO 10 online courses on COVID 19 in, January 2020

Ms. Suhani Sharma

Assistant Professor in Audiology

Ms Suhani Sharma has completed her Masters in Audiology from AIl India institute of Speech and Hearing, Mysore India in the year 2014. Prior to that she has done her Bachelors in Speech and Hearing from the same institute. She also has Post Graduation in Psychology and Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Family Therapy. Overall, she has an academic experience of 7 years in the field of Speech and Hearing. She is associated with Helen Keller’s Institute of Research and Rehabilitation for Disabled Children for more than 2 years now. She has 2 International publications.

Myrtle Ciphora

Assistant Professor in Audiology

Myrtle Ciphora is currently working as Assistant Professor in the Department of Speech Language Pathology. She has a Dual Masters Degree in Audiology and Speech Language Pathology from University of Mysore. Being a member of American Speech and Hearing Association, she has participated in a number of CE initiatives. Her areas of interest include Voice and Dysphagia. She holds ups killed Certification in Endoscopic Evaluation and Post Laryngectomy Rehabilitation. She is also certified ISL-Level A and DIR Floortime. She has conducted research studies on Phonological Awareness patterns in Monolingual and Bilingual children. She is also currently collaborating with software developers to innovate apps to facilitate interactive online therapy platforms. Her inclination is towards providing evidence based treatment to patients along with training and awareness to students and learners.

Attended 3 day training program on Fundamentals Of DIR Floor time At Fernandez Development Centre, Hyderabad on 13 th, 14 th, 15 th march 2020.

Mercy Dhara

Clinical Administrator

Helen Keller’s Institute of Research & Rehabilitation for the disabled children”, is running Special School for the Hearing Impaired, Intermediate and Degree college for the hearing impaired, Manpower development program, which includes teacher training for those who aspire to become teachers of the deaf, Diploma program in Special Education, Degree and Master Degree program in the speech and hearing,under one roof.

 

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