Clinical Services


Preamble

The Department of Clinical Services upgraded as an independent Department on 21.03.2005. The Department is one of its kind in the country and has a good infrastructure that matches international standards in terms of equipment, building, and resource materials. There are more than 200 rooms housed in an area of 66000 sq. feet to cater to the needs of persons with communication disorders. The Department focuses on manpower development, clinical services, public education, and research. Clinical Services focus on evaluation, diagnosis, and therapeutic services for persons with various communication disorders.
State-of-art equipment and standardized test materials are available for the diagnosis and treatment of communication disorders. A team of Speech, Language, Hearing, and allied medical and non-medical professionals cater to persons with communication disorders under one roof. Individual speech and language therapy sessions are provided depending on the needs of persons with communication disorders. The needy patients are also provided with physiotherapy and occupational therapy services. Patients from all over the globe avail the services of the Department. The Department advocates and believes in improving the quality of life of persons with various communication disorders.

Aims and Objectives

Aims

To develop globally competent professionals through clinical training in the area of communication disorders, to provide world-class clinical services to individuals with communication disorders, to conduct clinical research, and educate the stakeholders in the relevant areas pertaining to communication disorders.

Objectives

The objectives are to:

  • Impart training to undergraduate and postgraduate students in the assessment and management of persons with various communication disorders.
  • Conduct short-term training programs, seminars, workshops, conferences, and guest lectures for core and allied health care professionals.
  • Provide evaluation, therapeutic services, guidance, and counseling to parents/caregivers and persons with communication disorders.
  • Educate the stakeholders about the rights, privileges, and concessions provided by the state and central government.
  • Conduct orientation programs for teachers, parents/caregivers, and persons with communication disorders.
  • Conduct clinical research and promote evidence-based practice.

Faculty Members / Staff

Photo Name
Dr. Swapna N
Professor of Speech Pathology & Head - Dept. of Clinical Services
Ph Off : 2502263/ 2502500
Email: swapna@aiishmysore.in
Dr. Sangeetha Mahesh
Associate Professor Certified in PROMPT (Level I)
Ph Off : 2502503
Email: sangeethamahesh@aiishmysore.in
Dr. N Hema
Assistant Professor
Ph Off : 2502502
Email: hema@aiishmysore.in
Ms. Geetha M.P.
Speech Language Pathologist Gr-I, Certified in PROMPT (Level I)
Ph Off : 2502517
Email: geetha@aiishmysore.in
Dr. R Gopi Sankar
Research Officer
Ph Off : 2502640
Email: gopisankar@aiishmysore.in
Ms. Seema M.
Clinical Supervisor, Certified in PROMPT (Level I)
Ph Off : 2502518
Email: seema@aiishmysore.in
Ms. Rubby
Sign Language Teacher
Ph Off : 2502668
Email: rubby@aiishmysore.in
Ms. Prathima S.
Speech Language Pathologist - Gr II , Advanced certification in OPT (Level III ), Certified in PROMPT (Level I)
Ph Off : 2502505
Email: prathima@aiishmysore.in
Mr. Pradeep Kumar P.
Speech Language Pathologist - Gr II, Certified in PROMPT (Level I)
Ph Off : 2502317
Email: pradeep@aiishmysore.in
Ms. Deepa Anand
Audiologist /Speech Language Pathologist - Gr II, Advanced certification in OPT (Level III), Certified in PROMPT & PECS (Level I)
Ph Off : 2502518
Email: deepa_anand@aiishmysore.in
Ms. Neeraja Sunil
Audiologist/SLP Grade.II
Ph Off : 2502638
Email: neerajasunil@aiishmysore.in
Mr. Prashanth R
Medical Social Worker
Ph Off : 2502175
Email: prashanth@aiishmysore.in
Mr. Keerthi A.R.
Public Information Officer
Ph Off : 2502119
Email: keerthi1975.aiish@gmail.com
Mr. Jagadisha S.R
Assistant Medical Records Officer
Ph Off : 2502555
Email: jagadeesha@aiishmysore.in
Ms. Radhamani R.
Assistant Medical Records Officer
Ph Off : 2502555
Email: radhamani@aiishmysore.in
Mr. Nagaraja K
Assistant Grade III
Ph Off : 2502555
Email: Nagaraja@aiishmysore.in
Ms. Nandini P
Receptionist
Ph Off : 2502100
Email: nandini.aiish10@gmail.com

 

Activities

Manpower Development

The faculty and staff of the Department are involved in conducting various clinical training to the students enrolled in the courses listed below. They are:

  • Ph.D in Speech-Language pathology
  • M.Sc. in Speech-Language pathology
  • Bachelor in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (B.ASLP)
  • Diploma in Early Childhood Special Education (DECSE -HI)
  • Diploma in Hearing, Language, and Speech (DHLS)
  • B.S.Ed (Hearing Impairment)
  • M.S.Ed (Hearing Impairment)

1. Clinical training: The Department of Clinical Services imparts clinical training to diploma, graduate, postgraduate and doctoral students for the diagnosis and management of persons with communication disorders. The students are trained to assess and manage various communication disorders using standardized behavioral tests and state-of-art equipment. In addition to this, their skills are also developed for the preparation of teaching aids, clinical documents such as plans of case progress reports and home training programs. 

  • Clinical Practicum Classes are conducted regularly for student clinicians to bridge the gap between theory and practice. To aims to maintain high standards of clinical competence with an emphasis on an outcome-driven education.

                   

  • Clinical Training Module: Clinical curriculum for each program is designed based on the Academic Curriculum. To appraise the clinical skills of students, clinical training modules for different programs have been developed on par with the recent developments in the field. The students are provided clinical guidance in completing modules during the assigned postings, which also enhances their clinical competence.

                                      

  • Student Enrichment and Expansion of Knowledge (SEEK) Gyan

Programs are conducted to enhance clinical knowledge among students. They are appraised about the diagnostic and therapeutic approaches practiced by national and international experts in our discipline.

                                               

  • Seminar /Workshops

Seminars and workshops are also organized to enhance the clinical skill of students.

                   

iii. Clinical Services    

 

Speaking, hearing and understanding are essential to human communication. Any impairment in these domains can affect the way a person interacts with others, resulting in a communication disorder. This can even interfere with their social, educational, and vocational success. A disorder in communication can result from conditions such as Cerebral Palsy, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Learning Disability, Intellectual Disability, Hearing Impairment, Cleft Lip and Palate, Stroke, Head injury, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimers disease etc., which can affect voice, articulation, fluency, and language. The Department of Clinical Services (DCS) caters to the speech-language and hearing needs of individuals with communication disorders by enhancing the quality of their communication skills. High-quality multidisciplinary clinical services in the field of communication disorders are provided under one roof. The multi-disciplinary team includes Speech-language pathologist, Audiologist, Physiotherapist, Occupational Therapist, Clinical Psychologist, Otorhinolaryngologist, Paediatrician, Neurologist, Phonosurgeon, Plastic surgeon, Orthodontist, Dietician, Oncologist, Orthopaediacian and Social worker. The Clinical Services focus on evaluation, diagnosis, and therapeutic services for persons with various communication disorders. Diagnostic and therapeutic services are provided by graduate and post-graduate student clinicians under the supervision of experienced and certified SLPs. State-of-art equipment and standardized test materials are available for  the diagnosis and treatment of communication disorders.

The Department offers these clinical services to infants, children, adults, and older individuals with communication disorders across and outside the country from Monday to Friday between 9 AM to 5.30 PM. Various Clinical services available at the Department are as follows:

Registration Services

Persons who wish to avail the clinical services at the Institute need to register at the medical records housed in the DCS. The medical records section creates, manages, and retrieves all the records of persons who register here. Each person will be provided with  a unique ID card and will be directed to the concerned OPD.                                                                           

The registration can be done offline on the ground floor of the Department of clinical services till 4.30 pm from Monday to Friday. Clients who visit for follow-up consultations will collect their previously registered manual files indexed in the medical records.

Approximately 20,000 new clients are registered every year with various types of Speech, Language, Hearing, and Swallowing Disorders. Also, approximately 30,000 case files are retrieved for follow-up visits for various evaluations.