Communication Sciences & Disorders

Research

The Division of Communication Sciences and Disorders has an active research programme which includes a strong presence in local research as well as publishing and presenting on the international stage.

Research in the Department focuses on both theoretical questions and clinical needs in relation to speech, language, hearing, communication and swallowing.

Academic staff research interests are summarised below. Click on the names to see a full list of their publications:

  • Fatemah Camroodien-Surve

    Publications:

    1. Camroodien-Surve, F. (2012). Turning the lens for parents in ECI training groups in the SA context. Communiphon, Oct, 2012.
    2. Kathard, H., Camroodien-Surve, F., Maphalala, Z. (2013). Fluency assessment in IsiXhosa: a video-based tool to facilitate reflective learning for speech-language therapists. https://open.uct.ac.za/handle/11427/2606
    3. Kathard, H., Walters, F., Frieslaar, K., Mhlongo, T., Rhoode, M., Shaboodien, R., Weidmann, J., Zimmerman,N., Zoetmulder, A., Camroodien-Surve, F. (2014). Classroom intervention to change peers’ attitudes towards children who stutter: A feasibility study. South African Journal of Communication Disorders, 61(1).
    4. Talberg, H. Camroodien-Surve, F. (2017). A clinical educator's guide to understanding and facilitating the clinical reasoning process. An orientation tool for clinical educators in the Health & Rehabilitation Sciences (DHRS, FHS, UCT Handbook).
  • Zenzo Chakara

    1. Rogers, C., Chakara, Z., Cohen, R., Fourie, K., Gounder, D., & Makaruse, N. (2015). Levels of empathy in speech therapy and audiology undergraduate students training at the University of Cape Town. UR@ UCT: Undergraduate Research, 1(2).
  • Tracey-Lee Cloete

    Research interests:

    Health systems research – applying systems thinking in addressing health challenges in our context

    Advanced Diagnostics (Auditory Electrophysiology and APD testing) - improving service delivery and training in our context.

    • Program planning, specifically focusing on population-based interventions and the role audiologists can play in planning and managing such programs
    • Evaluation studies - To evaluate the implementation and outcomes of existing health programmes e.g. the NHS programme at Mowbray maternity hospital; Ototoxicity monitoring programme at Vanguard SLC
    • Identifying contextually-appropriate screening and assessment methods/tools (for hearing loss and auditory processing disorder)
    • Normative study - To determine context-specific normative data for Adult Electrophysiology clinic (for our current program at GSH)
    • Developing contextually-appropriate CAPD normative data

    Publications:

    1. Cloete, T., Wilson, W.J., Petersen, L. & Kathard, H. (2015). Identifying a context-effective school hearing screening test: an emic-etic framework. International Journal of Audiology, 54:9, 605-612, DOI:10.3109/14992027.2015.1014575
    2. Cloete, T. 2014. Identifying a contextually-relevant school hearing screening protocol: A collaborative approach to protocol planning. Saarbrüken: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing.
  • Michal Harty

  • Vera-Genevey Hlayisi

    Research interests:

    Hearing Rehabilitation

    • Person-Centred Care in hearing rehabilitation training and practice
    • Feasibility and outcomes of tele-rehabilitation in adult hearing aid users
    • Hearing aids: coverage, limitations, benefits and adaptations.
    • Audiological Rehabilitation practices in Deaf children

    Audiology practice

    • Tele-audiology in training and practice
    • Person-Centred Care in practice
    • Extended high frequencies in practice: norms, applications and protocols

    Public Health Audiology

    • Diabetes and hearing health
    • Tuberculosis: assessment and management of ototoxicity
    • Meningitis and hearing health in children

    Publications:

    1. Hlayisi, V & Ramma, L. (2018). Rehabilitation for disabling hearing loss: evaluating the need relative to provision of hearing aids in the public health care system. Disability and Rehabilitation, DOI: 10.1080/09638288.2018.1473507
    2. Hlayisi, V, Petersen, L & Ramma, L. (2018). High prevalence of disabling hearing loss in young to middle-aged adults with diabetes. Journal of Diabetes in Developing Countries, DOI: 10.1007/s13410-018-0655-9
  • Nikki Keeton

    Publications:

    1. Keeton, N; Kathard, H & Singh, S. (2017). Clinical educators’ experiences of facilitating learning when speaking a different language from both the student and client.
    2. Keeton, N. (2014). Clinical Educators’ Experiences of Supervising Audiology Students: A Focus on Race and Language. Germany: Lambert Academic Publishing.
  • Carol Legg

    Publications:

    1. Legg, C. and Penn, C. (2014). The relevance of context in understanding the lived experience of aphasia: Lessons from South Africa. ASHA SIG17 Perspectives on Global Issues in Communication Sciences and Related Disorders, 4 (1): 4- 11.
    2. Legg, C. and Penn, C. (2013). Uncertainty, vulnerability and isolation: Factors framing quality of life with aphasia in a South African township setting. Chapter in L. Manderson and N. Warren (Eds). Social Indicators Research Volume 52: Reframing disability and quality of life: A global perspective. Pp. 17 – 38. Dordrecht: Springer.
    3. Legg, C. and Penn, C. (2013). A stroke of misfortune: Cultural interpretations of aphasia in South Africa. Aphasiology, 26 (2): 1- 19.
    4. Legg, C., Penn, C., Temlett, J. and Sonnenberg, B., (2005). Language Skills in Adolescents with Tourette Syndrome, Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics, Jan-Feb; 19 (1):.15-33.
    5. Legg, C., Young, L. and Bryer, A. (2005). Training 6th year medical students in the use of supported conversation techniques in a medical interview with adults with aphasia. Aphasiology, 19 (6): 559 – 575
    6. Legg, C. and Sonnenberg, B. (1998). Changes in Aspects of Speech and Language Functioning Following Unilateral Pallidotomy. Aphasiology, 12 (3): 257 - 266.
  • Jane le Roux

    Publications:

    1. Pascoe, M., Mahura, O. & Le Roux, J. (2018). South African English speech development: Preliminary data from typically developing pre-school children in Cape Town. Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics, 10.1080/02699206.2018.1510985.
    2. Pascoe, M., Mahura, O., Le Roux, J., Danvers, E., de Jager, A., Esterhuizen, N., Naidoo, C., Reynders, J., Senior, S. & van der Merwe, A. (2018). Speech Development in Three-year-old Children Acquiring isiXhosa and English in South Africa. Chapter in Babatsouli, E., Ingram, D. & Muller, N. (Eds). Cross-linguistic Encounters in Language Acquisition: Typical and Atypical Development. Multilingual Matters, Bristol.
    3. Pascoe, M., Harty, M. & Le Roux, J (2015). “Language, learning and literacy in the classroom”.Speech-language therapy in a school context: Principles and practices. Editors: Kathard, H. and Moonsamy, S. Publishers: Van Schaik.
  • Olebeng Mahura

    Publications:

    1. Pascoe, M., Mahura, O. & Le Roux, J. (2018). South African English speech development: Preliminary data from typically developing pre-school children in Cape Town. Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics, 10.1080/02699206.2018.1510985.
    2. Pascoe, M., & Mahura, O. (2017, December). Acquisition of South African English by three-to five-year-old children in Cape Town. In International Symposium on Monolingual and Bilingual Speech 2017 (p. 234).
    3. Pascoe, M., Mahura, O., Le Roux, J., Danvers, E., de Jager, A., Esterhuizen, N., Naidoo, C., Reynders, J., Senior, S. & van der Merwe, A. (2017). Three-year-old Children Acquiring isiXhosa and English in South Africa. In Babatsouli, E., Ingram, D., & Müller, D. N. (Eds.), Cross-linguistic Encounters in Language Acquisition: Typical and Atypical Development. Channel View Publications.
    4. Mahura, O. O., & Pascoe, M. (2016). The acquisition of Setswana segmental phonology in children aged 3.0– 6.0 years: A cross-sectional study. International journal of speech-language pathology, 18(6), 533-549.
    5. Pascoe, M., Le Roux, J., Mahura, O., Danvers, E., de Jager, A., Esterhuizen, N., & van der Merwe, A. (2015, December). Three-year-old children acquiring South African English in Cape Town. In Proceedings of the International Symposium on Monolingual and Bilingual Speech (pp. 277-287).
  • Vivienne Norman

    Research interests:

    • Paediatric dysphagia
    • Early Communication Intervention
    • HIV/AIDS

    Publications:

    1. Morrow, B.M. & Norman, V. (in press). Food for thought – paediatric critical illness and feeding outcomes. Paediatric Critical Care Medicine.
    2. Norman, V., Louw.B., & Kritzinger, A.(2007). Incidence and Description of Dysphagia in Infants and Toddlers with Tracheostomies: a retrospective review. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, 71: 1087-1092.
    3. Pascoe, M., Rogers, C. & Norman, V. (2013). “Are we there yet?” On a journey towards more contextually relevant resources in Speech-Language Therapy and Audiology. SAJCD, 60 (1):2-9.
    4. Norman, V., Singh, S.A., Hittler, T., Jones, N., Kenny, N., Mann, R., McFarlane, S. & Moeng, A. (2011). Indications, medical conditions, and services related to gastrostomy placement in infants and children at a tertiary hospital in South Africa. South African Journal of Child Health, 5(3): 86-89.
    5. Pascoe, M. & Norman, V. (2011). Contextually relevant resources in speech-language therapy and audiology in South Africa – are there any? SAJCD, 58:2-5.
    6. Kathard, H., Norman, V. & Pillay, M. (2010). Configurations of self-identity formations of adults who stutter. South African Journal of Communication Disorders, 57: 51-57.
  • Michelle Pascoe

    Research interests:

    • Intervention for children with speech, language and literacy difficulties.
    • Application of psycholinguistic frameworks to assessment and intervention.
    • Development of speech, language and literacy assessments appropriate for use with South African populations.

    Publications:

    1. Pascoe, M., Mahura, O. & Le Roux, J. (2018). South African English speech development: Preliminary data from typically developing pre-school children in Cape Town. Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics, 10.1080/02699206.2018.1510985.
    2. Pascoe, M., Klop, D., Mdlalo, T., & Ndhambi, M. (2018). Beyond lip service: Towards human rights-driven guidelines for South African speech-language pathologists. International Journal of Speech Language Pathology, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17549507.2018.1397745.
    3. Pascoe, M., Mahura, O., Le Roux, J., Danvers, E., de Jager, A., Esterhuizen, N., Naidoo, C., Reynders, J., Senior, S. & van der Merwe, A. (2018). Speech Development in Three-year-old Children Acquiring isiXhosa and English in South Africa. Chapter in Babatsouli, E., Ingram, D. & Muller, N. (Eds). Cross-linguistic Encounters in Language Acquisition: Typical and Atypical Development. Multilingual Matters, Bristol.
    4. Tchoungui Oyono, L., Pascoe, M. & Singh, S. (2018). The prevalence of speech and language disorders in French-speaking preschool children from Yaounde, Cameroon. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, doi: 10.1044/2018_jslhr-l-16-0400.
    5. Rossouw, K. & Pascoe, M. (2018). Intervention for bilingual speech sound disorders: Description of an isiXhosa-English speaking child. South African Journal of Communication Disorders, 65(1), a566. https://doi. org/10.4102/sajcd.v65i1.566
    6. Pascoe, M. & Mahura, O. (2017). Acquisition of South African English by three- to five-year-old children in Cape Town. In E. Babatsouli (ed.), Proceedings of the International Symposium on Monolingual and Bilingual Speech 2017 (pp. 234–240). ISBN: 978-618-82351-1-3. URL: http://ismbs.eu/publications-2017
    7. McLeod, S., Verdon, S., & International Expert Panel on Multilingual Children’s Speech including Pascoe, M. (2017). Tutorial: Speech assessment for multilingual children who do not speak the same language(s) as the speech-language pathologist. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 26, 691–708. doi:10.1044/2017_AJSLP-15-0161
    8. Pascoe, M., Rossouw, K., Fish, L., Jansen, C., Manley, N., Powell, M. & Rosen, L. (2016). Speech processing and production in two-year-old children acquiring isiXhosa: A tale of two children. South African Journal of Communication Disorders. Special edition: Language acquisition and impairment in the African Languages, 63, 1–16.
    9. Pascoe, M. & McLeod, S. (2016). Cross-Cultural Adaptation of the Intelligibility in Context Scale for South Africa. Child Language Teaching and Therapy 32(3), 327–343. DOI: 10.1177/0265659016638395.
    10. Pascoe, M., Bissessur, D. & Mayers, P. (2016). Mothers’ perceptions of their premature infant’s communication: a description of two cases. Journal of Interdisciplinary Health Sciences, 21, 143–154.
    11. Mahura, O. & Pascoe, M. (2016). The acquisition of Setswana segmental phonology in children aged 3;0 – 6;0 years: A cross-sectional study. International Journal of Speech Language Pathology http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/17549507.2015.1126639
    12. Nadler-Nir, E. & Pascoe, M. (2016). Language-based Literacy Interventions. Chapter in G. Reid & L. Peer (Eds), Multilingualism, Literacy and Dyslexia. Taylor & Francis, Routledge, UK.
  • Lucretia Petersen

    Research interests

    Diagnostic audiology and adult management

    • Ototoxicity (epidemiology, screening, diagnostics, management)
    • Sensitivity and specificity of diagnostic tools
    • Otoacoustic emissions (diagnostic tool)
    • High frequency audiometry (reliability and validity)
    • Hearing aid satisfaction, benefit and QOL
    • Development, translation, validation of self-evaluation scales into indigenous languages
    • Cochlear implant program: diagnostics,  development/ adaptation of assessment tools

    Publications:

    1. Petersen, L., Wilson, W.J., & Kathard, H. (Accepted February 2018). Towards the preferred stimulus paramaters for distortion product otoacoustic emissions in adults: a preliminary study. South African Journal of Communication Disorders
    2. Rutherford, C., & Petersen, L. (Accepted 12 February 2018). Amplification and aural rehabilitation in remote or resource-constrained environments. Journal of Laryngology and Otology
    3. Petersen, L., Wilson, W.J., & Kathard, H. (2017). A systematic review of stimulus parameters for eliciting distortion product otoacoustic emissions from adult humans. International Journal of Audiology, http://dx.doi.org.ezproxy.uct.ac.za/10.1080/14992027.2017.1290282
    4. Petersen, L., & Ramma, L. (2015). Screening of childhood hearing impairment in resource constrained settings: Opportunities and possibilities, South African Medical Journal, 105 (11), 901-902. [Invited paper]
    5. Cloete, T., Wilson, W., Petersen, L., & Kathard, H. (2015). Identifying a context-effective school hearing screening test: an emic-etic framework. International Journal of Audiology, 54, 605-612.
    6. Ghafari, N., Rogers, C., Petersen, L., & Singh, S. (2015). The occurrence of auditory dysfunction in children with TB receiving ototoxic medication at a TB hospital in South Africa. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, 79, 1101-1105.
    7. Petersen, L. & Rogers, C. (2015). Aminoglycoside-induced hearing deficits – a review of cochlear ototoxicity. South African Family Practice, 57 (2), 77-82.
    8. Harris, T., Bardien, S., Schaaf, S., Petersen, L., De Jong, G., & Fagan, J. (2012). Aminoglycoside-induced hearing loss in HIV-positive and HIV-negative multidrug-resistant tuberculosis patients. South African Medical Journal, 102 (6), 363-366.
    9. Rogers, C., & Petersen, L. (2011). Aminoglycoside-induced balance deficits - a review of vestibulotoxicity. South African Family Practice, 53 (5), 419-424.
    10. Ramma, L., Petersen, L., & Singh, S. (2011). Vuvuzelas at South African soccer matches: Risks for spectators’ hearing. Noise and Health, 13 (50), 71-75.
    11. Bardien, S., Schaaf, H.S., Harris, T., Petersen, L., de Jong, G., & Fagan, J. (2009). Aminoglycoside-induced hearing loss: South Africans at risk. (Editorial). South African Medical Journal, 99 (6), 440-441.
    12. London, L., Baldwin-Ragaven, L., Kalebi, A., Maart, S., Petersen, L. and Kasolo, J.(2007). Developing human rights competencies for South African health professional graduates. (Editorial). South African Medical Journal, 97 (12), 1269-1270.
  • Lebogang Ramma

    Research interests:

    Public Health Audiology

    • Dimensions of access to health care as it relates to hearing health care (costs, quality and organisation of services)
    • Hearing Loss and Health-Related Quality of Health
    • Outcomes studies (Prevention & Rehabilitation) specific to  ototoxicity /ototoxic hearing loss

    Publications:

    1. Hlayisi, V. & Ramma, L. (2018). Rehabilitation for disabling hearing loss: evaluating the need relative to provision of hearing aids in the public health care system. Disability and rehabilitation, 1-4
    2. Verstraete, J, Ramma, L, Jelsma, J. (2018). Influence of the child’s perceived general quality of health on the primary caregiver’s health status. Health and quality of life 16(1),8
    3. Ramma, L & Sebothoma, L (2017). Exploring Factors Associated with a Higher Likelihood of Seeking Audiology services by Individuals with Hearing, JSM Communication Disorders 1 (1)
    4. Vassall, Siapka, Foster, Cunnama, L Ramma, K Fielding, ... (2017). Cost-effectiveness of Xpert MTB/RIF for tuberculosis diagnosis in South Africa: a real-world cost analysis and economic evaluation. The Lancet Global Health 5 (7), e710-e719
    5. Neethling, I., Jelsma, J., Ramma, L., Schneider, H. & Bradshaw, D. (2016) Disability weights from a household survey in a low socio-economic setting: how does it compare to the global burden of disease 2010 study? Global Health Action (9).
    6. Spracklen,T.F., Vorster,A.A.,Ramma,L.,Dalvie, S. & Ramesar, R.S. (2016). Promoter region variation in NFE2L2 influences susceptibility to ototoxicity in patients exposed to high cumulative doses of cisplatin. The Pharmacogenomics Journal.
    7. Cunnama, L, Sinanovic, E, Ramma, L, Foster, N, Berrie, L, Stevens, W et al (2016). Using Top‐down and Bottom‐up Costing Approaches in LMICs: The Case for Using Both to Assess the Incremental Costs of New Technologies at Scale. Health Economics. DOI:10.1002/hec.3295
    8. Ramma, L & Sebothoma, B. (2016). The prevalence of hearing impairment within the Cape Town metropolitan area. South African Journal of Communication Sciences & Disorders, 63(1).
    9. Ramma, L, Cox H, Wilkinson, L, Foster, N, Vassall, A & Sinanovic, E. (2015). Patient’s Costs Associated with Accessing and Seeking Treatment for Drug Resistant Tuberculosis in South Africa. International Journal of TB and Lung Diseases, 19(2), 1513-1519.
    10. Cox, H, Ramma, L, Wilkinson, L, Azevedo, V & Sinanovic, E. (2015) Cost per patient of treatment for rifampicin-resistant tuberculosis in a community-based program in Khayelitsha, South Africa. Tropical medicine and International Health. DOI: 10.1111/tmi.12544
    11. Sinanovic, E, Ramma, L, Vassall, A, Azevedo, V, Wilkinson,L Norbert Ndjeka, N, McCarthy, K, Churchyard, G & Cox, H (2015). Impact of reduced hospitalisation on the cost of treatment for drug-resistant tuberculosis in South Africa. International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases, 19(2): 172-178.
    12. Petersen, L & Ramma, L.(2015) Screening for childhood hearing impairment in resource-constrained settings: Opportunities and possibilities. South African Journal of Medicine. DOI: 10.7196/SAMJ.2015.v105i11.10082
    13. Spracklen, T, Whitehorn, H, Vorster, A, Ramma, L, Dalvie, S & Ramesar, R. (2014). Genetic variation in Otos is associated with cisplatin-induced ototoxicity. Pharmacogenomics, 15 (13), 1667-1676.
    14. Whitehorn, Sibanda, Lacerda, Spracklen, Ramma, Dalvie & Ramesar (2014). High Prevalence of Cisplatin-Induced Ototoxicity in Cape Town, South African Medical Journal, 104(4).
    15. Jelsma J, McKenzie J, Ramma L. Differences in subjective construction of Health-RelatedQuality of Life (as described by the EQ-5D) for adults and children. Lloyd A (Host): Proceedings of the 28th Scientific Meeting of the EuroQol Group, Oxford, 15-17 September, 2011.Published by EuroQol Group, Rotterdam, 2012. P113-133
    16. Ibekwe, TS, Ramma, L & Chindo BA (2012). Management of sensorineural hearing loss: Potential role of stem cell. Journal of Laryngology & Otology, doi:10.1017
    17. Ramma L, Ibekwe TS.(2012). Cochleo-vestibular clinical findings among drug resistant Tuberculosis Patients on therapy-a pilot study. Int Arch Med., 31;5(1):3.
    18. Ramma, L & Ibekwe, T. (2012) Efficacy of utilizing patient self-report of auditory complaints to monitor aminoglycosides ototoxicity in a group of adults with drug-resistant TB. The International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, 16(2), 283.
    19. Kathard, H, Ramma, L, Pascoe, Jordaan, H, Moonsamy, S, Wium, A et al (2011). How can speech therapists and audiologists enhance language and literacy outcomes in South Africa? (And why we urgently need to). South African Journal of Communication Disorders, 58; 59-71.
    20. Ramma, L. (2011) Vuvuzela media coverage during the 2010 FIFA soccer world cup tournament: Impact on raising awareness of noise-induced hearing loss. Noise & Health, 13(55), 415-423
    21. Ramma, L, Petersen, L & Singh, S. (2011) Vuvuzelas at South African soccer matches: Risks for spectators’ hearing. Noise & Health, 13:71-75
    22. Jelsma, J & Ramma, L. (2010).How do children at special schools and their parents perceive their Health-Related Quality of Life compared to their peers? Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, 8:72
    23. Ramma, L. (2009). Primary school teachers’ knowledge of the impact of poor classroom acoustics on speech perception and learning. South African. Journal of Communication Disorders, 56, 35-47.
    24. Khoza, K., Ramma, L, Mophosho, M., & Moroka, D (2008). Speech Reception Threshold Testing in Second Language English Speakers in South Africa. South African Journal of Communication Disorders, 55; 26-39
    25. Ramma, L. (2007). Rethinking our classrooms: assessment of background noise levels and reverberation in schools. Education as change, 11(2);115-130       
  • Christine Rogers

    Research interests:

    Vestibular, balance, falls

    • Exploring fear of falling and balance confidence in older adults in different settings (independent/residential facilities/nursing homes)
    • Impact of hearing impairment on driving confidence and performance
    • Impact of vestibular impairment on driving confidence and performance
    • Measuring the success of therapy: use of outcome measures in VRT (survey)
      Knowledge and referral patterns of GPs for patients with vestibular disorders
    • Development of a diagnostic toolkit for bedside clinical assessment in South Africa
    • Presentation of dizziness in the Emergency Department: knowledge and practice of attending staff

    Audiology practice

    • Occupational stress in audiologists in South Africa
    • ‘Do as we say’ – and do? Is empathy modelled appropriately for students in clinical rotations?
    • Moral distress in audiologists in South Africa
    • ‘Do as we say’ – and do? How is professionalism modelled for allied health sciences students?

    Publications:

    1. Rogers, C. (2016).Measures of falls, static and dynamic balance in independent older adults in Cape Town, South Africa.Journal of Vestibular Research, 26, 201.
    2. ROGERS, Christine et al. (2016). Levels of empathy in speech therapy and audiology undergraduate students training at the University of Cape Town. UR@UCT: Undergraduate Research, [S.l.], v. 1, n. 2, May 2016. ISSN 2413-0672. Available at: . Date accessed: 03 july 2018. doi: https://doi.org/10.15641/ur-at-uct.v1i2.39.
    3. Petersen, L., & Rogers, C (2015).Aminoglycoside-induced hearing deficits – review of cochlear ototoxicity.South African Family Practice Journal, 57, 77 -82.
    4. Bateman, K., Rogers, C., & Meyer, E (2015).Acute vertigo.South African Medical Journal, 105, 701 - 704.[Invited paper]
    5. Ghafari, N., Rogers, C., Petersen, L., & Singh, S.(2015).An audiological profile of children with TB receiving ototoxic medication at a TB hospital in South Africa.International Journal of Pediatric Otolaryngology, 79, 1101 – 1105.
    6. Pascoe, M., Norman, V., & Rogers, C.(2013).“Are we there yet?”On a journey towards contextually relevant resources in Speech Language Pathology and Audiology.South African Journal of Communication Disorders, 60, 2-9.
    7. Ibekwe, T., & Rogers, C. (2012) Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo: Clinicians’ experience.Nigerian Medical Journal, 53, 94-101.
    8. Rogers, C., de Wet, J, Gina, A., Louw, L., Makhoba, M. & Tacon, L.(2011). The translation of the Vertigo Symptom Scale: a pilot study.South African Journal of Communication Disorders, 58, 6-Martin, W., Jelsma, J., & Rogers, C.(2012). Motor proficiency and dynamic visual acuity in children with bilateral sensori-neural hearing loss. International Journal of Pediatric Otolaryngology, 76, 1520-1525.
    9. Rogers, C. & Petersen, L.(2011). Aminoglycoside-induced balance deficits: a review of vestibulotoxicity.South African Family Practice Journal, 53, 419 – 424.
    10. Rogers, C.(2010). Presbyastasis: a multifactorial cause of balance problems in the elderly, South African Family Practice Journal, 52, 431 – 43.
    11. Rogers, C.(2010). A review of childhood vestibular disorders, South African Family Practice Journal, 52, 514 – 517.
    12. Wormald, P. J., Gatehouse, S. & Rogers, C.(1995). Speech discrimination in patients with Bell’s palsy and a paralysed stapedius muscle. Clinical Otolaryngology and Allied Sciences, 20, 59-62.
  • Shajila Singh

    Research interests:

    • Dysphagia Paediatric
    • Dysphagia TB
    • HIV/AIDS Service delivery

    Publications:

    1. Singh, S.A., & Fish, T.D. Journey from Continuous Professional Development towards Maintenance of Licensure – the South African experience. African Journal of Health Professional Education. Submitted for review.
    2. Pascoe, M., & Singh, S. Speech-language therapy services in South Africa: Towards increased relevance through the development of linguistically appropriate assessments. Book chapter accepted for publication.
    3. Oyono, L. T., Pascoe, M., & Singh, S. (2018). The Prevalence of Speech and Language Disorders in French-Speaking Preschool Children From Yaoundé (Cameroon). Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 61(5), 1238-1250.
    4. Keeton, N.; Kathard, H., Singh, SA. (2017). Clinical educators' experiences of facilitating learning when speaking a different language from both the student and client.BMC Res Notes (2017) 10:546. DOI 10.1186/s13104-017-2874-4
    5. , N., Rogers, C., Petersen, L., & Singh S. (2015).  The Occurrence of Auditory Dysfunction in Children with TB Receiving Ototoxic Medication at a TB Hospital in South Africa. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology. 79(7):1101-1105. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijporl.2015.04.040
    6. Singh, S.A., Booth, A., Choto, F., Gotlieb, J., Greene, R., Morris, G., Stockley, N., Mauff, K. (2015). New Graduates’ Perceptions of Preparedness to Provide SLT services in general and dysphagia in particular. SAJCD, 62(1). doi: 10.4102/sajcd.v62i1.110
    7. Kenny, N., Singh S.A. (2015).Decision Making for Enteral Nutrition in Adult Patients with Dysphagia: A Guide for Health Care Professionals.http://dx.doi.org/10.5772/60987
    8. Norman, V., Singh S. A., Hittler, T., Jones, N., Kenny, N., Mann, R., McFarlane, S., & Moeng, A. (2011). Indications, medical conditions, and services related to gastrostomy placement in infants and children at a tertiary hospital in South Africa. SA Journal of Child Health, 5(3), 86-89.
    9. Ramma, L, Petersen, L & Singh, S. (2011). Vuvuzelas at South African soccer matches: Risks for spectators’ hearing. Noise & Health, 13(50), 71-75.
    10. Hewetson, R. & Singh, S.A.(2009). The lived experience of being the mother of a child with chronic feeding difficulties.Dyphagia, 24, 322 – 332.
    11. Pascoe, M., & Singh, S.A. (2008).“By the end of this course you should be able to…”.  Towards Constructive Alignment in the SLP Curriculum.  South African Journal of Communication Disorders, 55:  91-110 
    12. Singh, S.A.(2007). A place for mixed methodologies? The South African Journal of Communication Disorders, 54, 17-19.
    13. North-Matthiassen, C., & Singh, S.A.(2007). The hearing profile among learners in schools in the Western Cape, South Africa. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, 71 (1), 113-118.
    14. Jelsma, J., & Singh, S. (2005). Research Protocols – lessons from ethical review. South African Medical Journal, 95:107-108.
    15. Singh, S.A. (2003). Editorial: Obtaining Informed Consent in Individuals with Communication impairments. South African Journal of Communication Disorders.
    16. Hain, T.C., Burnett, T.A., Kiran, S., Larson, C.R., Singh, S.A. & Kenney, M.K. (2000). Instructing subjects to make a voluntary response reveals the presence of two components to the audio – vocal reflex.Experimental Brain Research. 130:130-141.
  • Freda Walters

    Publications:

    1. Kathard, H., Walters, F., Frieslaar, K., Mhlongo, T., Rhoode, M., Shaboodien, R., Weidmann, J., Zimmerman,N., Zoetmulder, A., Camroodien-Surve, F. (2014). Classroom intervention to change peers’ attitudes towards children who stutter: A feasibility study. South African Journal of Communication Disorders, 61(1)
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