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Prasanna S Hegde

Master’s in Speech-Language Pathology (MSc.SLP) at All India Institute of Speech and Hearing (AIISH, Mysore).

Prasanna S. Hegde, MSc. Speech Language Pathology (SLP), is a clinical and research Speech Language Pathologist in the Department of Speech Language Pathology. He studied Bachelor of Speech Language Pathology and Audiology (BASLP) from Dr. S. R. C. Institute of Speech and Hearing, Bengaluru. He did his post-graduation in Speech Language Pathology at All India Institute of Speech and HearingMysore,Karnataka.

He has expertise in the Therory and practice of Psycholinguisitc and Neurolinguistic Rehabilitation in children and adults. He is passionate in Adult Neurolinguistic Rehabilitation. 

He served as Speech Language Pathologist at Indira Gandhi Medical College and Hospital , Shimla, Himachal Pradesh.

Area of expertise (Assessment and Treatment)- 

  • Recovery Monitoring (Speech Language and Cognitive)
  • Re-orientation to functions after Brain Damage
  • Cognitive-Linguistic Disorders (TBI, RHD)
  • Neuro-Linguistic Disorders (Aphasia)
  • Motor-speech Disorders (Apraxia, Dysarthria)
  • Swallowing Disorders (Stroke, TBI, Parkinson's Disease)
  • Voice Disorders (Vocal fold paralysis, puberphonia)
  • Fluency Disorders (Stuttering, cluttering)
  • Other Speech and Language Disorders (Child-Language Disorders)

Area of interest -

  • Improving effective communication skills
  • Improving Quality of Life
  • Functional and skill based training   
  • Exhaustive and empathetic counseling
  • Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methodologies in Neuro-linguistic and behavioral studies

Trained in Developing - ​​

  • Evidence Base for clinical practice 
  • Multi-lingual Flexible Assessment/Evaluation Material for adults and children
  • Multi-lingual Teaching Material for adults and children
  • Communication Aids (Alternative and Augmentative Communication
  • Flexible Modes of rehabilitation - 
    • One to one clinical rehabilitation 
    • Group clinical rehabilitation 
    • Intensive care/outpatient rehabilitation 
    • Home Based Training and 
    • Tele - rehabilitation 
  • Conjunctive Multidisciplinary Rehabilitative Decision Making - 
    • For Swallowing skills with Oto-rhino-Laryngologist and Dietician, 
    • Recovery monitoring and reorientation of function at Intensive care with Occupational Therapist and stroke specialist and Intensivist
    • ​Activities of Daily Living with Occupational Therapist 
    • Establishment of Evidence Base for clinical practice with Intervention Radiologist/Neuro-radiologist, Neuro/Behavioural-Psychologist, etc. 
    • Implementation of Computer based programs and technology in Rehabilitation with Software and Electrical Engineer 
    • Environmental modification with Acoustic, Hardware and Architectural engineer in Professional and Home setting for effective communicative functioning 
    • Communicative and cognitive skill based rehabilitation for rehabilitation of professional status with employer and social worker 
    • Educational Mainstreaming of children with communication disorders and Behavioral problems with special educator (integration/inclusion) including vocational training.  

​​He is dedicated towards delivering quality service for comprehnsive rehabilitation of swallowing speech, language, cognitive and communicative functions.  

 

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