Speech Language Pathology


The department is committed to achieve high quality standards through continual improvement in human resource development, research, clinical services and public education.

Aims and objectives

  • To generate quality man power at Diploma, Graduate, Post-graduate,Ph.D and Post-Doctoral levels in the field of communication disorders.
  • To conduct basic and applied research at par with global standards in the field of communication disorders.
  • To improve the Quality of Life of Persons with Communication Disorders.
  • To conduct public oriented programs and develop quality clinical resources for public and professional use.

Faculty Members / Staff

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Dr. Jayashree C. Shanbal
Professor of Language Pathology and Head - Department of Speech Language Pathology
Ph Off : 2502849
Email: jshanbal@aiishmysore.in
Dr. S. P. Goswami
Professor in Speech Pathology
Ph Off : 2502320
Email: goswami16@aiishmysore.in
Dr. Brajesh Priyadarshi
Associate Professor in Linguistics
Ph Off : 2502847
Email: brajesh@aiishmysore.in
Dr. Anjana B Ram
Assistant Professor in Speech Pathology
Ph Off : 2502850
Email: anjanaram@aiishmysore.in
Dr. Amulya P. Rao
Assistant Professor in Language Pathology
Ph Off : 2502510
Email: amulya@aiishmysore.in
Dr. Gayathri Krishnan
Assistant Professor in Speech/Language Pathology
Ph Off : 0821 2502830
Email: gayathrikrishnan.india@aiishmysore.in
Dr. Amoolya G.
Assistant Professor in Speech Pathology
Ph Off : -------------
Email: amoolya.girish@aiishmysore.in
Dr. Divya Seth
Assistant Professor in Speech Pathology
Ph Off : -------------
Email: divyaseth@gmail.com
Shri. B Sudarshana
Prosthetic Dental Technician
Ph Off : 2502188
Email: sudharshana@aiishmysore.in





The faculty of the department is involved in teaching various courses in the following academic programs:

  • M.Sc in Speech - Language Pathology (M.Sc SLP)
  • M.Sc in Audiology (M.Sc Aud)
  • M.S.Ed in Hearing Impairment (M. S.Ed. (HI)
  • Bachelors in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (B.A.SLP)
  • B.S.Ed in Hearing Impairment (B.S.Ed (HI)
  • Diploma in Hearing, Language & Speech (through distance mode) (DHLS)
  • Diploma in Early Childhood Special Education
  • (Hearing Impairment) (DECSE [HI])

They also are involved in providing guidance to students for journal clubs and clinical conferences conducted by the academic section as a part fulfillment of their graduate and post graduate degrees.

A number of seminars / workshops and training programs are organized every year for training and updating the knowledge of various professionals working in the country. Short term training programs are conducted for the following health and rehabilitation professionals with approval from the Director:

  • Post graduate ENT students from Medical colleges
  • PHC Medical officers and other health workers
  • Special Educators
  • Teachers of the deaf
  • Parents of the children with special needs
  • Teachers of regular schools
  • Nurses and grass root health workers

These training programs cover a range of subjects such as early identification and prevention of communication disorders, facilities available for communication disorders , normal development of speech, language and communication skills, counseling for family of person with communication disorder, and home training programs for different speech language disorders


Speech-language Pathology is one of the two major branches in Speech and Hearing. The department is routinely involved in evaluation, diagnosis, counseling and management of persons with various types of communication disorders. Evaluation of communication disorders include detailed assessment of clients with speech problems (such as phonology, fluency and voice disorders), language problems (such as delayed language development, Mental Retardation, Cerebral Palsy, Specific Language Impairments and Aphasia) and related disorders (such as swallowing and oral motor difficulties). A battery of appraisal procedures starting from case history to assessment through special tests (i.e., Speech-Language Diagnostic Tests) is used to arrive at a diagnosis. Counseling and guidance services are also provided to clients and their families on various issues related to evaluation and management of persons with communication disorders on a regular basis.

The staffs/faculty of the department are members of various specialized clinical units to provide specialized assessment and management of the concerned communication disorders. The main goal of these specialized units is to provide effective communication on a day to day individualized basis to the concerned section of clients. The Department of Speech-Language Pathology is also involved in development of resource and public education material on specific topics related to these disorders. The department members play a crucial role in the special clinical units run by Centre for Speech and Language Disorders for Children, Adults and Senior Citizens  such as Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Unit, Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) Unit, Special clinic for Motor Speech Disorders (MSD), Unit for Structural Oro-Facial Anomalies (U-SOFA) and Learning Disability Clinic. The members are also contributing to other centre for excellence such as the Centre for Swallowing Disorders.

Resources and Infrastructure

I. Equipment Available

i) Portable Equipment Available

  • Ambulatory Phonation Monitor (APM 3200)
  • Artificial Larynx
  • Delayed Auditory Feedback System (DAF – 1000)
  • Digital Accelerometry for Swallowing Imaging (DASI)
  • Facilitator (3500)
  • Flexible Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES)
  • Fo-Indicator
  • IOWA Oral Performance Instrument (IOPI)
  • PG-20 Subglottal Extrapolation system
  • S-Indicator
  • Vital Stim Plus
  • IOPI Pro Deluxe System
  • The Breather- Inspiratory Expiratory Respiratory Muscle  trainer
  • Feeding Therapy Tools
  • High Vaccum Suction Machine
  • Digital Rotational Viscometer

ii)Non-portable Equipment Available

  • 16 channel wireless Electromyography
  • Aeroview
  • Articulograph AG 501
  • Articulograph AG500
  • Computerized Speech lab
  • Digital Swallowing Workstation
  • High resolution Manometry
  • Nasometer - 6450
  • Neuro MEP Evoked Potential Recording System
  • Phonatory Aerodynamic system
  • SMI Eye-tracking
  • Spirometer – 702
  • Tobii PG Eye Go
  • Wave speech research syste

III. Software

  • Motor Speech Profile (MSP) (5141)
  • Multidimensional Voice Profile (MDVP) (5105)
  • Voice Range Profile (VRP)
  • Electroglottograph (EGG)
  • Applied Speech Science for Dysarthrias (5153)
  • Simulation of Respiration, Phonation and Prosody (5152)
  • Speech Articulation : Animation of muscle vectors (5154)
  • Applied Speech Science for Voice and Resonance disorders (5156)
  • Neuroscience for Human Communication (5155)
  • Nasality Visualization (NVS)
  • Nasal View
  • Ling waves
  • SWORD (Version 40000)
  • Lexicon (Version 30000)
  • React - 2
  • Vox Games (30500)
  • E-Prime
  • SALT 18 Research