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  • 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 day.
     

    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.
 
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