Megha Mohan

Assistant Professor

Department of Audiology & Speech Language Pathology (at Mangalore)

CURRENT ACADEMIC ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Teaching: Undergraduate and Post graduate students
    • Clinical supervision and patient care
    • Guide: Conference presentations/Clinical & Journal clubs 

 

SUBJECTS CURRENTLY TEACHING

Subject Subject code Semester
Augmentative and Alternative Communication SLP 103 First semester M.Sc (Speech Language Pathology)
Language Disorders in Children B 4.2 Fourth Semester BASLP
Motor speech disorders in children B 4.3 Fourth Semester BASLP

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
MASLP Speech and Hearing SOAHS, Manipal 2016
BASLP Speech and Hearing SOAHS, Manipal 2014

Experience

Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
Department of Audiology and Speech Language Pathology, KMC Mangalore Assistant Professor Teaching, Research, Clinical Management Oct 2016 - till date

AREAS OF INTEREST, EXPERTISE AND RESEARCH

Area of Interest

Child language disorder, Neurogenic Language Disorders, Management of hearing Impaired, Bilingualism and language acquisition

Area of Expertise

Childhood language disorders

Area of Research

Childhood language disorders, Bilingualism and language acquisition, Event related potentials

Professional Affiliations & Contributions

  • Member of Indian Speech and Hearing Association (ISHA,) 2014.

Work Experience

Organisation Role Tenure
MEDVISTA Healthcare Solutions Audiologist and Speech Language Pathologist. School Health Programs and Screening Programs for communication and hearing disorders.

Influence of Socio-economic Status on Semantic Fluency in Kannada- English Sequential Bilingual Children

2018-30-01 Megha Mohan Sunila John B Rajashekar

Online Journal of Health and Allied Sciences, 2017, Vol 16, Issue 4.

Profiling the play behaviours in typically developing children in the age range of twelve to twenty four months

2018-07-01 Sruthi Elizabeth James Megha Mohan Jayashree S Bhat

ISHAcon January 2018

Guillian Barre Syndrome – Case Reports From a Speech Language Pathologist’s Perspective

2017-01-02 Fathima Abdul Salam Mathew Thomas Megha Mohan

Manipal Research Colloquium

Effect Of Native Script On Early Literacy Skills In Children Between The Ages Of 3.6 To 5.6 Years

2019-01-02 Tinu Rose Francis Jayashree S Bhat Megha Mohan

ISHACON 2019

    Are Smart Phones /Tablets Making Our Children Smart? - Arogyavani

    2018-25-11

    Mobiles, laptops, tablets, IPad etc. have become an integral part of our livelihood. We live in a world where children know to access internet before they could learn to play or run. The only games they play are on their mobile/laptop/tablet. Smart phones/tablets have replaced toys and are now used for entertainment. Children no longer prefer going outdoor to play but would rather spend hours hooked on to these smart devices. Every parent to ease out their duties, is guilty of giving their child a smart phone or a tablet at one or the other point during childhood They in fact, take pride in saying that their six and seven month old infants are able to handle a smart phone. Little do they realize the impact it will have on the development of these tiny tots. Smart devices definitely have their advantages as they provide abundant information regarding various domains with just a touch of a button. Studies have shown that exposure of children towards educational nonviolence based cartoons does not impact their development. However, the real question is whether the unfettered access to these smart devices are actually making children smarter. The age range between 0-7 years is termed as the critical period as this is the period where a child develops the most in terms of language, cognitive, physical and social skills. These developments mainly occur as a response to the stimulation from the environment. Studies have shown that increased screen time in children could be the cause for later attention deficit conditions, behavioral deficits, social communication deficits, delay in language development and autistic like features. There is a complete lack of parental interaction during the screen exposure resulting in the above mentioned conditions. Children are never exposed to a conversation rather all they listen to is the scripted dialogues that their favorite cartoon character is speaking. Many a times parents fail to recognize that their child is facing difficulty in understanding and speaking in comparison to their peers. Parents are often mislead into believing that a slight delay in beginning to speak is normal and would be alright as the child grows older. The major reason for this is lack of awareness amongst parents regarding the long term consequences of prolonged exposure to these gadgets and smart devices on their child. Therefore we can conclude by stating that smart gadgets are not all bad but its effect is determined by the quantity and quality of exposure children have towards it. If you notice your child exhibiting any of the following symptoms kindly consult a Speech Language Therapist at the earliest. 1. Not speaking age appropriately. 2. Makes very few sounds or gestures. 3. Reduced social interaction i.e. difficulty in playing or mingling with others. 4. Reduced attention towards any objects/activity/academics. 5. Difficulty in understanding whatever is told to the child. 6. Child seems to not pay attention to name call or other environmental sounds. 7. Has difficulty in reading and writing abilities.