Angel Mercy Ruby Selvakumar

Assistant Professor – Senior Scale

Department of Speech and Hearing

CURRENT ACADEMIC ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES

    Angel Mercy Ruby Selvakumar is Assistant Professor – Senior Scale in Department of Speech and Hearing at MCHP, Manipal.

    Her responsibilities include:

     

    Institutional Responsibilities:

    Deputy Management Representative (Quality & Compliance, SOAHS)

    IMS Co-ordinator / ISO certified internal auditor

     

    Departmental Responsibilities:

    Teaching: Undergraduate and Postgraduate

    Clinical supervision & patient care

    Guide: Post-graduate dissertations / Conferences / Paper presentations

    Meeting – Departmental

    Documentation for Integrated Management System (IMS) & NAAC

     

SUBJECTS CURRENTLY TEACHING

Subject Subject code Semester
Fluency and its Disorders BASLP 301 5th semester BASLP
Disorders of Fluency SLP 203 2nd semester M.Sc. SLP

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
MASLP Speech and Hearing School of Allied Health Sciences, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal Academy of Higher Education 2011
BASLP Speech and Hearing School of Allied Health Sciences, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal Academy of Higher Education 2009

Experience

Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
Dept. of Speech & Hearing,Manipal College of Health Professions, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal Assistant Professor – Senior Scale 2015-Till date
Dept. of Speech & Hearing, School of Allied Health Sciences, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal Assistant Professor 2011 - 2015

AREAS OF INTEREST, EXPERTISE AND RESEARCH

Area of Interest

Fluency and its Disorders, Motor Speech Disorders in Children, Metaphonological Skills

Area of Expertise

Childhood Language Disorders, Stuttering

Area of Research

Metalinguistic abilities

Professional Affiliations & Contributions

  • Life member of Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI)
  • Life member of Indian Speech & Hearing Association (ISHA)
  • Life member of Indian Speech & Hearing Association –Manipal Chapter

Rhyme and Phonemic Awareness Skills in Kannada Speaking Children with Cerebral Palsy.

2015-01-05 John, S Kanaka Ganapathy B Rajashekhar

Rhyme and phoneme awareness are skills that are essential for learning to read and spell. Their significance has been well established in alphabetic languages. Few studies have ventured to understand these skills in an alpha- syllabary language such as Kannada, where their significance has been debated. However, research related to these skills in childhood conditions like cerebral palsy is scarce. The present study aimed to understand the rhyme and phonemic awareness skills through the tasks of rhyme recognition, phoneme stripping and phoneme oddity for non-words using Metaphonological Skills Test (Prema, 1997). The participants were Kannada speaking children with cerebral palsy (n=12) and language-age (> 8 years) matched, typically developing peers (n=30). The results showed a significant difference between groups for phoneme stripping alone. This implies a lag in the development of phoneme awareness skills in children with cerebral palsy (CWCP). This necessitates early metaphonological instruction and inclusion in the educational curriculum of CWCP. Language in India, 15(1), 21-35. 2015

Syllable Awareness in Kannada Speaking Children with Cerebral Palsy.

2003-01-01 John, S Kanaka Ganapathy B Rajashekhar

Syllable awareness is a metaphonological skill that is acquired by children before acquisition of phoneme awareness skills. Its importance has been documented in alphabetic languages where it functions as a predictor of later reading success. However, it has been less researched in alphasyllabary languages with dearth of knowledge in childhood disorders like cerebral palsy. In the present study, the skills of syllable stripping and syllable oddity for words and non-words were studied using the Metaphonological Skills Test (Prema, 1997) in Kannada speaking children with cerebral palsy (n=12) and language-age (> 8 years) matchedwith typically developing peers (n=30). The findings revealed that performance for syllable stripping and syllable oddity for words was on par for both groups. However, children with cerebral palsy (CWCP) performed poorly on syllable oddity for non-words proving that the ability to engage in overt articulation has an indirect Language in India, 14 (12), 1, 10. 2014

Construction, Validation and Normatives for Grammatical Morphology Development in Kannada and its Relation to Reading Speed – A Cross Sectional Study.

2016-01-06 ChandrimaAndrea Ophelia Salins Dr. Shivani Tiwari

Disfluency Characteristics in Young Non-Stuttering Kannada English Bilingual Adults- An Observational Study

2017-01-06 Chanchal Chaudhary

Disfluencies in Typically Fluent Young Hindi-English Bilingual Adults – An Observational Study

2018-01-06 Pooja Mundada