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i. Training
a) Clinical training: The Department of Clinical Services imparts clinical training to diploma, graduate, postgraduate and doctoral students from AIISH for diagnosis and management of persons with speech, language and hearing disorders. The students are provided training in the assessment and management of various types of communication disorders using behavioral standardized tests and state-of-art equipments. In addition to this, their skills are also developed for preparation of teaching aids, clinical documentation of reports, preparation of intervention plans, home training programs and public education materials.

b) Clinical practicum classes: Classes are conducted on a weekly basis for student clinicians to bridge the gap between theory and practice. This helps the department to maintain high standards of clinical competence which is focussed and completed within a stipulated schedule.

c) Short term training for health care professionals: Rehabilitation of persons with communication disorders involves a team work. In this connection, short term training programs are conducted for the benefit of the persons with communication disorders and also professionals from allied areas. Orientation, guidance and demonstrations are provided to different groups of professionals such as, post graduate ENT students from medical colleges, PHC medical officers, and special educators, teachers of special and regular schools, parents/caretakers of the differently abled, nurses and grass root health workers.
ii. Clinical Services
a. Diagnostic services
  • Comprehensive assessment procedures for all types of communication disorders, for different age and language groups by a team of speech-language pathologists and audiologists.
  • Consultancy services on a full time basis by allied professionals such as ENT doctors, Clinical psychologists, Physiotherapist and Occupational therapist.
  • Consultancy services on a part time basis by allied professionals such as Pediatrician, Neurologist, Phonosurgeon, Plastic surgeon, Prosthodontist and Orthodontist.
  • Counselling and guidance for persons with communication disorders and to their caregivers.

b. Therapeutic services: Therapeutic services on individual and/or group basis for short/long term are provided. They include,
  • Language therapy for persons with hearing impairment, specific language impairment, mental retardation, cerebral palsy, autism spectrum disorders, aphasia etc.
  • Reading and writing remediation program for persons with learning disability.
  • Articulation therapy for persons with misarticulation, cleft lip and palate, dysarthria etc.
  • Voice therapy for persons with voice problems.
  • Fluency therapy for persons with stuttering, cluttering etc.
  • Physiotherapy for persons with neuro-motor problems.
  • Occupational therapy and sensory integration for individuals with neuromotor problems.
  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) training for persons who use limited verbal modality.
  • Guidance through correspondence for the needy stakeholders.
iii. Special clinics/units
Clinics are exclusively established with a focus on comprehensive assessment and management of persons with communication disorders. They include.
  • Fluency unit
  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Unit
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) Unit
  • Unit for Structural Orofacial Anomalies (U-SOFA)
  • Clinic for Adult and Elderly Persons with Language Disorders (CAEPLD)
  • Learning Disability Clinic
  • Special Clinic for Motor Speech Disorders
  • Voice Clinic
  • Listening Training Unit
iv. Itinerant Speech Therapist (IST) services
  • It refers to the services offered by a speech-language pathologist (SLP) in the routine environment of the client. SLP will identify the problem faced by the child in the school (parent’s report/clinician/supervisor's referral) and prepare a list of such referrals for the next month school visit. During the visit to the school, the teacher will be orientated regarding the modifications to be incorporated to include children with communication disorders in regular class room settings
  • Counseling the caregiver regarding the type of school placement (regular/ special/vocational)
  • Follow up of discharged demonstration therapy clients/ discontinued cases from speech and language therapy through telephone conversation and counsel them on the importance of follow up
  • Counseling the caregiver/individual regarding the importance of home training and follow up during the process of discharge of the child/individual from speech and language therapy
  • Orienting the visitors about “The objectives of the department and services offered in the department” during their visit to the Dept. of Clinical Services
  • Correspondence through e-mail/ letters to the queries of the public about the services offered at AIISH
v. Other facilities
  • Issue of Evaluation reports
  • Certificates for Attendance, School Admission and Language Exemption (where applicable)
Dr. N. Sreedevi
Professor and Head Department of Clinical Services
All India Institute of Speech and Hearing
Mysore - 570 006
Karnataka State
Telephone: 91-0821-2502503
Fax: 91-0821-2510515
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