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Father Muller College to hold free camp for stuttering deficits

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Mangaluru: The Department of Speech and Hearing, Father Muller Medical College Hospital, Kankanady has announced a free three-day camp for screening individuals with stuttering deficits. This camp will be held in association with National Institute of Technology, Karnataka (NITK) Surathkal and will be held from February 11- 13.

The camp will be held at Father Muller Medical College Hospital, Kankanady from 8.30 am to 4.30 pm.

It will mainly focus on evaluation of individuals with stuttering or stuttering like features. Expertise professionals will be instrumental in the assessment and management of the problem.

The field of speech, language, pathology and audiology is dedicated to the understanding of normal communication and hearing process, the application of that knowledge to the identification, treatment, and prevention of communication disorders in children and adults.

Speech, language pathologists and audiologists provide a range of services, which includes both assessment and management of communication disorders and also, play a major role in public awareness and prevention of these disorders.

The diagnostic unit of Audiology and speech, Language Pathology in Father Muller charitable institutions has been in service for more than 35 years. It offers a wide range of services and in the best interest of patients. It has mainly 3 units – audiology, speech diagnostics and speech therapy.

Audiology mainly focuses on hearing evaluation and hearing aid trial, whereas speech diagnostics and speech therapy focuses-on the assessment of speech, language problems and rehabilitation of persons with disability respectively.

Department of Speech and Hearing has also taken initiative in the development of man power and hence, started a full time bachelor course in speech and hearing and has been successfully running the course for the last 9 years.

 

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