Refresher Program on Auditory Brainstem Responses
A five day refresher program on ‘Auditory Brainstem Responses’ was conducted from
22nd to 26th Jun. 2010 by Dr. C. S. Vanaja and Mr. Niraj Kumar Singh. The objective
of the program was to impart theoretical and practical training in estimating threshold
using ABR with special focus on ABR in neonates/infants and tone burst ABR. The
program also included lectures on differential diagnosis of auditory disorders using
ABR including identification of space occupying retrocochlear pathology and auditory
neuropathy. Precautions to be taken while choosing test protocol and while interpreting
ABR were discussed. Hands on experience in testing were given to the participants
and the data obtained from clinical population registered at the college were discussed
to give practical orientation to the participants.
Workshop on Management of children with Cerebral palsy
A two day workshop was organized on 4th & 5th Aug. 2009, in collaboration with Pediatric
Department of Bharati Hospital. The workshop was conducted by Padmashri Dr. Sudha
Kaul and Ms. Tessa Hamblin from IICP, Kolkata and the participants included speech
language pathologists, physiotherapists, occupation therapists and pediatricians.
A total of 76 participants attended the workshop. The aim of the workshop was to
familiarize the participants with the concept of Augmentative and Alternative Communication
(AAC) and sensitize them about the population who benefit from AAC. Team approach
to assessment of physical abilities, seating and mealtime and intervention was stressed.
A demonstration of the Gup Shup program (a dedicated VOCA) was given and a few cases
using AAC were discussed. A Specialty clinic on Alternative & Augmentative Communication
at the School of Audiology & Speech Language Pathology was inaugurated on the same
Workshop on Vestibular Evoked Myogenic Potentials
The Vestibular Evoked Myogenic Potentials (VEMP) is emerging as a diagnostic tool
in evaluation of individuals with giddiness. At present this is the only noninvasive
test for evaluating the functioning of the Saccule and the Inferior Vestibular Nerve
and this test can be carried out in a majority of the commercially available auditory
evoked potential systems. A workshop on VEMP was conducted on 20th Nov. 2010 by
faculty of the college, Dr. C.S. Vanaja, Mr. Niraj Kumar Singh and Ms. Sharda Sarda.
The aim of the workshop was to familiarize the participants with administration,
interpretation and the clinical applications of VEMP. The highlights of the workshop
included practical demonstration of the recording of VEMP and discussion of clients
evaluated at the School of Audiology and Speech Language Pathology of BVU. A total
of 11 participants including practicing audiologists, faculty and post graduate
students from different parts of the country including Mumbai, Hyderabad, Chennai
and Pune benefited from the program.
Workshop on Auditory Evoked Potentials in Audiological Rehabilitation
Fitting hearing aids to young babies is a challenging task and requires skill and
expertise of audiologists. Auditory evoked potentials can help in assessing the
benefit from hearing devices in difficult to test population. A workshop on Auditory
Evoked Potentials in Audiological Rehabilitation was conducted on 21st Nov. 2009
by the faculty of the college, Dr. C.S. Vanaja, Ms. Sharda Sarda and Mr. Niraj Kumar
Singh. In total there were 12 participants. The aim of the workshop was to familiarize
the participants with administration of auditory evoked potentials in individuals
with hearing devices. The usefulness of these potentials in predicting the benefit
from hearing devices was demonstrated. The highlights of the workshop included demonstration
of recording of LLR in individuals with hearing devices and discussion of clients
evaluated at the School of Audiology and Speech Language Pathology. Practicing audiologists,
faculty and post graduate students from different parts of the country including
Mumbai, Hyderabad, Chennai and Pune benefited from the program.
A guest lecture on “Tinnitus Management”
was delivered by Prof. Geeta Gore, (Rtd HOD, Department of AST, B.Y.L. Nair Hospital,
Mumbai) on 24th Nov, 2009 for staff and students of the college. In total there
were 67 participants.
Workshop Management of Dysphagia in Children and Adults
A workshop was conducted by Mrs. Gayatri Hattiangadi (Asst. Prof. TN Medical College,
Mumbai) on 22nd and 23rd Dec, 2009. Staff and students of the college, practicing
SLPs of Pune and MASLP students of TN Medical College, Mumbai participated in the
workshop. In total there were 67 participants. The workshop aimed at orienting the
participants to assessment & management of swallowing disorders in children and
adults. Videos of dysphagia evaluation including trial feeds were shown and live
demonstration of therapy techniques was given. Scope, challenges and new directions
for the SLP in the dual role of Swallowing Therapist was discussed.
Workshop on Acoustics Phonetics: Normal aspects
A workshop was conducted by Mrs. Namita Joshi and Mrs. Rohini Chand Mall, Faculty
of the college, on 22nd to 23rd Feb 2010. There were 19 participants including private
practitioners, faculty and students from Mumbai and Pune. The purpose of the workshop
was to familiarize the participants with acoustic analysis of speech sounds, spectography,
instrumentation, recording parameters and factors affecting, prosodic analysis and
music acoustics. The highlights of the workshop included practical demonstration
of acoustic analysis using PRAAT software followed by hands on training to the participants.
Workshop on Acoustics Phonetics: Clinical Implication
A workshop was conducted by Mrs. Rohini Chand Mall and Mrs. Namita Joshi, faculty
of the college, on 24th Feb 2010. In total 14 participants including, speech and
hearing professional from Mumbai and Pune, and MASLP students of T. N. Medical College,
Mumbai participated in the workshop. Workshop highlighted on the acoustic analysis
of speech samples of different speech-language disordered population, speaker identification,
and professional voice care.