Associate Prof Shajila Singh


B. Speech and Hearing Therapy (UDW), MA (Speech Language Pathology) Northwestern University, PhD (Speech Language Pathology) Northwestern University


I have over 20 years experience of clinical practice, research and academic teaching in speech-language pathology and audiology.

Teaching Areas

Dysphagia, Adult motor speech disorders, Speech and Hearing Science, Ethics and Human Rights

Research focus areas

Adult and Paediatric Dysphagia, Population based SLT data, SLT service delivery issues, Linguistic and culturally relevant SLT materials

Masters Projects Supervised

  1. A profile of the hearing function of children with TB receiving otototoxic medication

  2. A profile of the paediatric population with feeding and swallowing difficulties at a tertiary hospital in the Western Cape

  3. Feeding and Swallowing interventions in Children with severe Cerebral Palsy

  4. Lived experiences of mothers of children with chronic feeding difficulties who access public health services in the Western Cape

  5. Hearing Screening in the educational setting

Selected Publications

  1. 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.

  2. Ramma, L, Petersen, L & Singh, S. (2011). Vuvuzelas at South African soccer matches: Risks for spectators' hearing. Noise & Health, 13(50), 71-75.3.

  3. 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, (submitted).

  4. Hewetson, R. & Singh, S.A. (2008). The lived experience of being the mother of a child with chronic feeding difficulties. Dyphagia (submitted).

  5. Singh, S.A. (2007). A place for mixed methodologies? The South African Journal of Communication Disorders, 54, 17-19.

  6. North-Matthiassen, C. & Singh, S.A. 2007. The hearing profile among learners in schools in the Western Cape, South Africa. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhino-Laryngology, 71(1): 113-118.