Dr. Gagan Bajaj

Associate Professor

Department of Audiology & Speech Language Pathology (at Mangalore)

CURRENT ACADEMIC ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Teaching: Undergraduate and Post graduate students
    • UG coordinator
    • Clinical supervision and patient care
    • Member of Medical Education Unit
    • Faculty at MU-FAIMER Program, MAHE
    • Guide: Dissertations/Conference presentations/Clinical & Journal clubs 

SUBJECTS CURRENTLY TEACHING

Subject Subject code Semester
Aphasia MSL 705 III Semester M.Sc (SLP)
Fluency and its Disorders B. 5.2 Fifth Semester BASLP
Disorders of fluency MSL 606 Second semester - M.Sc (SLP)
Practices in Speech Language Pathology MSL 702 Fourth semester - M.Sc (SLP)

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
Doctorate in Philosophy in Speech and Hearing Speech Language Pathology Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, Mangalore 2017
FAIMER Fellow Medical Education CMC Ludhiana 2017
MASLP (Masters of Audiology and Speech Language Pathology) Audiology & Speech Langauge Pathology Dr. SRCISH (Institute of Speech and Hearing), Bangalore 2011
BASLP (Bachelor of Audiology and Speech Language Pathology) Speech and Hearing Dr. SRCISH (Institute of Speech and Hearing), Bangalore 2009

Experience

Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
Department of Audiology and Speech Language Pathology, KMC Mangalore Associate Professor Teaching, Research, Clinical Management 2017 - Present
Department of Audiology and Speech Language Pathology, KMC Mangalore Assistant Professor - Senior Scale Teaching, Research, Clinical Management 2014 - 2017
Department of Audiology and Speech Language Pathology, KMC Mangalore Assistant Professor Teaching, Research, Clinical Management 2011 - 2014

AREAS OF INTEREST, EXPERTISE AND RESEARCH

Area of Interest

Cognitive communication and Ageing, Fluency Disorders, Parent Child Dynamics, Teaching and Pedagogy in Speech and Hearing

Area of Expertise

Cognitive communication and Ageing, Fluency Disorders, Teaching and Pedagogy in Speech and Hearing

Area of Research

Cognitive communication and Ageing, Fluency Disorders, Teaching and Pedagogy in Speech and Hearing

Professional Affiliations & Contributions

  • Member of Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI) – A25875
  • Member of Indian Speech and Hearing Association (ISHA) - L12092074
  • Medical Education Unit member, KMC Mangalore
  • Faculty at MAHE-FAIMER International Institute for Leadership in IPE

 

Acoustic-Perceptual Correlates of Voice in Indian Hindu Purohits

Radish Kumar B Sudhin Karuppali Gagan Bajaj Anuradha Shastry Jayashree S Bhat

Journal of Voice, In Press

Effect of working memory training on cognitive communicative abilities among young-and middle-aged adults

Mridula, J Vinitha Mary George Gagan Bajaj H. G. Namratha Jayashree S Bhat

Cogent Psychology 4, no. 1, 2017

Me, My Stuttering, and Them! Effect of Self-Disclosure of Stuttering on Listener Perception.

Gagan Bajaj Aiswarya Liz Varghese Jayashree S Bhat Pooja Sheth Anjana Hoode

Rehabilitation Process and Outcome (6), 2017.

Correlating conventional working memory tasks with variant everyday working memory tasks among young healthy adults

2015-01-03 Paripex-Indian Journal of Research 4.1 (2015): 120-122. Nayana P Kumar Gagan Bajaj Jayashree S Bhat

Effect of stimulus abstractness on problem solving abilitiesin healthy young adults

2015-01-09 Global Journal for Research Analysis 4.1 (2015): 131-132. Aiswarya Liz Varghese Gagan Bajaj Nayana P. Kumar Shruthy Varghese Greena Kuriakose Jayashree S. Bhat

Assessment of Quality of Life of People Who Stutter: A Cross-sectional Study

2014-01-09 Rehabilitation Process and Outcome, 3, 37 Gagan Bajaj Aiswarta Lis Varghese Jayashree S Bhat

Effect of Type II Diabetes on Speech Perception in Noise

2014-01-09 Journal of Innovative Research and Development|| ISSN 2278–0211 (2014) Gagan Bajaj Sujay Puthuchery Rajesh Ranjan Jayashree S Bhat

Self-efficacy and Verbal Fluency--Does Age Play a Role?

2014-01-07 Healthy Aging & Clinical Care in the Elderly, 6, 17. Gagan Bajaj Deepa N Jayashree S Bhat Pooja Sheth Dasmine Dsouza

Do individuals with Schizophrenia have cluttering

2013-01-01 Languages in India, 2013, Vol 1(1). Jessica Furtado Gagan Bajaj Leeba Babu

Association of self report of hearing loss and audiometric thresholds in adults-a cross-sectional study.

2013-01-03 Journal of Innovative Research and Development, 2013, Vol 6 (13). Gagan Bajaj Jayashree S Bhat

Effect of blood glucose levels on verbal fluency

2013-01-10 International Journal of Social Health Information Management, 2013, Vol 6 (13) Jayashree S Bhat Gagan Bajaj

Assessment of Working Memory in Individuals with Stuttering in Comparison with Individuals with Normal Fluency

Aiswarya Liz Varghese Nanditha JP Gagan Bajaj Radish Kumar B Arya S Kumar

Online Journal of Health and Allied Sciences, 17(1).

Effect of yoga and working memory training on cognitive communicative abilities among middle aged adults

Namratha, H. G. Vinitha Mary George Gagan Bajaj J. Mridula Jayashree S Bhat

Complementary therapies in clinical practice 28 (2017): 92-100

Association of audiometric thresholds with the self-report of hearing loss

2011-01-01 Amrin (UG) Linda

2011-2015 II BASLP.

Effect of blood glucose levels on verbal fluency

2010-01-01 Nikita (UG) Revathy

2010-2014 III BASLP.

Effect of gender specific disclosure on listener perception among individuals with stuttering

2010-01-01 Anjana (UG) Pooja

2010-2014 III BASLP.

Do gestures play a role in speech fluency

2010-01-01 Shazia Sithara Jyothi (UG)

2010-2014 III BASLP, 2011-2015 II BASLP.

Effect of Type 2 diabetes on auditory temporal processing- co

2011-01-01 Sujay (PG)

Dissertation: 2011-2013

Communication oriented working memory and ageing

2013-01-01 Nayana (PG)

Dissertation: 2013-2015

Semantic knowledge and speed with ageing

2013-01-01 Delora Shrunga (PG)

Dissertation: 2013-2015

Short term memory, Self-efficacy and Ageing

Dasmine D’souza Gagan Bajaj

Dissertation: 2014-2016

Yoga, Cognitive communication and Ageing

Namratha H. Gagan Bajaj

Dissertation: 2015-2017

Cognitive communication Profile among Individuals with Aphasia

Renu J Gagan Bajaj

Dissertation: 2016-2018

    Stuttering during developing years of children- Parents play a crucial role - Arogyavani

    2018-05-02

    It is a pleasure to see a parent holding the hands of their young children when they learn to walk. Every time the child wobbles and falls down, the parents use such reinforcing words to the kids which again motivates them to get up and walk. One wonders, where does this reinforcement and concern disappears from a parent when their developing child wobbles in his/her talk. Yes, you are thinking right! I am talking about stuttering in the developing child’s speech. It is often observed that when the young child exhibits interruptions or breaks in his/her speech (like My My My Naa…a…me is is is Ga/Ga/Gagan), referred to as Stuttering, then some parents get too concerned with the child’s speech and end up giving negative reaction to the child’s utterances. These concerns from parent’s end are genuine and natural but it further worsens the child’s condition in form of enhanced awareness about speech, avoidance behaviors, low self-esteem, and inferiority complex among the children. Possessing concerns towards child’s speech is good but reacting to it in negative manner, like overcorrection of speech breaks and using anger as a mode of expression, is not good. It is important to channelize the parental concerns towards the child’s speech into the right direction. There exists a very thin line between normal breaks in the speech and stuttering. Both needs to be handled in a distinct manner. A parent should consult a qualified Speech Language Pathologist to understand if the breaks in their child’s speech are normal or disordered in nature. In either of the conditions a Speech Language Pathologist would advise the parents about the necessary steps which should be taken to rectify the child’s speech disfluencies. If not handled properly during the early years of life i.e. between 3-6 years then this condition can aggravate and turn to a full blown stuttering which might continue lifelong. Stuttering in later life can lead to several activity limitations and participation restrictions in one’s life. This can range from teasing and bullying in the classroom, academic difficulties during school years, difficulty socializing with friends and strangers, finding hard to get an appropriate job, personal issues like difficulty in marital life and so on. It is essential to handle stuttering during the development period of the young children and offer appropriate remedy to it. Researchers from the field propose a theory which says that stuttering begins in the ears of the parents rather than the mouth of the child. It is the negative parental reactions towards the speech of the child which converts normal breaks in child’s speech into stuttering. Being a parent, one must be observant to child’s speech errors but at the same time prevent oneself from becoming the cause of a major speech disorder later in life. Therefore, if you are a parent of a child who is showing breaks in speech or you know any child who stutters, then refrain yourself from giving negative reaction towards child’s speech. It is imperative to show similar love, sympathy and motivation to child’s wobbly talk which one shows to child’s wobbly walk. Consulting a speech language pathologist at the right time and early in life is the key to success in stuttering management. So let us join hands and make an effort in making our children’s life ‘Stutter free’.