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
Associate Professor of Language Pathology and Head - Department of Speech Language Pathology
Ph Off : 2502270
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 : 2502269
Email: brajesh@aiishmysore.in
Dr. Anjana B Ram
Assistant Professor in Speech Pathology
Ph Off : 2502535
Email: anjanaram@aiishmysore.in
Dr. Priya M.B.
Assistant Professor in Speech Pathology
Ph Off : 2502273
Email: priyamb26@aiishmysore.in
Dr. M. S. Vasanthalakshmi
Associate Professor in Biostatistics
Ph Off : 2502265
Email: vasanthalakshmi@aiishmysore.in
Dr. Mahesh B.V.M
Assistant Professor in Speech Pathology
Ph Off : 2502848
Email: maheshbvm@aiishmysore.in
Dr. Abhishek B P
Assistant Professor in Language Pathology
Ph Off : 0821 2502822
Email: abhishekbp@aiishmysore.in
Mr. Srinivasa R
Lecturer in Biostatistics
Ph Off : 2502268
Email: srinistats.4@gmail.com
Dr. Amulya P. Rao
Assistant Professor in Language Pathology
Ph Off : 2502510
Email: amulya@aiishmysore.in
Dr. Gayathri Krishanan
Speech-Language Pathologist- Grade II
Ph Off : 0821 2502830
Email: gayathrikrishnan.india@aiishmysore.in
Dr. Yashomathi
Lecturer in Speech Pathology
Ph Off : 2502273
Email: yashomathisahadev@gmail.com
Mrs. Nagashreeya D.
Lecturer in Language Pathology
Ph Off : 2502520
Email: nagashreya94@gmail.com
Shri. B Sudarshana
Prosthetic Dental Technician
Ph Off : 2502188
Email: sudharshana@aiishmysore.in
Mr. Ullas N Bharghav
Assistant Grade III
Ph Off : 2502261
Email: ullasn@aiishmysore.in





The faculty of the department are 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)
  • B.Sc in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (B.A.SLP)
  • B.S.Ed in Hearing Impairment (B.S.Ed (HI)
  • P.G. Diploma in Clinical Linguistics for Speech-Language Pathologists (PGDCL-SLP)
  • P.G. Diploma in Augmentative and Alternative Communication (PGDAAC)
  • Diploma in Hearing, Language & Speech (through distance mode) (DHLS)
  • Diploma in Training Young Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DTYDHH)
  • Certificate Course for Caregivers of Children with Developmental Disabilities (C4D2)

They also are involved in providing guidance to students for journal clubs and clinical conferences conducted by the academic section as a part fulfilment 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, counselling 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, counselling 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. Counselling 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 department runs seven specialized clinical units to provide specialized assessment and management of the concerned communication disorders or the theme. The main goal of the 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 special clinical units run by the department include:

  •  Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Unit: This is a special unit which focuses mainly on Augmentative and Alternative modes of Communication for clients whose expression through verbal modality is limited. Activities include assessment of candidacy in AAC, training the disabled individuals in communication using AAC aids and devices and research in AAC.
  •  Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) Unit: Autism Spectrum Disorders Unit is established with a focus on clients with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) / Pervasive Developmental Disorders (PDD) especially for research, documentation, differential diagnosis and assessment. It provides comprehensive management for clients with ASD/ PDD in a team set up which includes speech – language therapy, communication therapy, occupational therapy and sensory integration training.
  • Clinic for Adult and Elderly Persons with Language Disorders (CAEPLD): This special clinic focus on assessment, rehabilitation and improvement in quality of life of adult and elderly persons with communication disorders such as aphasia, traumatic brain injury, dementia and other language disorders.
  •  Dysphagia Unit: Dysphagia is a condition wherein a person has difficulty in swallowing food and liquids. The special clinic for swallowing difficulties called the dysphagia unit is equipped with state- of-the-art equipments and trained professionals and they focus on identification, assessment, and rehabilitation of persons with swallowing disorders.
  • Special clinic for Motor Speech Disorders (MSD): The primary aim of the MSD clinic is to serve the needs of persons with Motor Speech Disorders (i.e. those who are unable to speak due to damage to the nervous system caused by either stroke, injury, infection, tumour or cerebral palsy).
  • Unit for Structural Oro-Facial Anomalies (U-SOFA): This unit offers comprehensive management services to clients with repaired cleft lip and palate and other orofacial anomalies. The team members of this unit include plastic surgeon, speech - language pathologist and prosthodontist. The assessment and management for individuals with orofacial anomalies is carried out in individual set up. Various types of prosthesis are also prepared to cater to the needs of the clients prior to surgery for repair of cleft lip and/ or palate.
  • Learning Disability Clinic: The objective of this unit is to provide comprehensive evaluation and management to children with learning difficulties. Each child with symptoms of learning disability are assessed on a range of test battery to profile their capacities before arriving at a management strategy. The team members in this unit include speech-language pathologists, psychologists, and special educators.


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