Dr. Shivani Tiwari

Associate Professor

Department of Speech and Hearing


    Dr Shivani Tiwari is an Associate Professor in Department of Speech and Hearing at MCHP, Manipal.

    Academic Responsibilities:

    Teaching: Undergraduates and Postgraduates 

    Guiding Dissertations of Masters of Speech Language Pathology (MSLP) students

    Guiding PhD thesis

    Guiding students for paper presentations at Clinical conferences, Journal clubs, Conferences.

    Clinical responsibilities:

    Clinical supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate students in the assessment and management of communication disorders

    Internship Coordinator


Subject Semester / Year
Speech Language Development 1st Semester
Language Disorders in Children 4th Semester
Neurobiology for Speech Language and Cognition 1st Semester MSLP
Language and Literacy Disorders 4th Semester MSLP


Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
PhD Speech and Hearing School of Allied Health Sciences, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal 2015
MSc Speech and Hearing All India Institute of Speech and Hearing, Mysore 2004
BSc Speech and Hearing All India Institute of Speech and Hearing, Mysore University, Mysore 2002


Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
Manipal Academy of Higher Education Associate Professor 2010-Till date
Manipal Academy of Higher Education Assistant Professor 2008-2010
Manipal Academy of Higher Education Lecturer 2005-2008
All India Institute of Speech and Hearing, Mysore University, Mysore Senior Speech Pathologist August 2004 – December 2004

Are bilingual children with SLI additionally disadvantaged? Evidence from a Kannada-English bilingual child with SLI

Prathibha Karanth

2013, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Unraveling the overlapping features of Autism Spectrum Disorders and Specific Language Impairment

Indian Council of Medical Research, Government of India ,2012.

The Central Alexias and Agraphias in Semi-syllabic orthographies

Department of Science and Technology, Government of India,2011

Reading-related eye movements in Semisyllabic and Alphavetic Orthographies

Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, 2012

Reading Acquisition in children learning to read in two distinct orthographies Malayalam and English

All India Institute of Speech and Hearing, Mysore, Government of India Undertaking, 2010-2011

Development and standardization of noun verb picture battery in Kannada and Malayalam languages

AIISH Research Funds

Supporting Oral Language Development


A cross-linguistic investigation exploring the mechanisms associated with sub-lexical dyslexia in two alphasyllabic orthographies


Eyeing on Autism: The Eye Gaze-based early Detection of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders


Mixed reality in aphasia rehabilitation


Visual word recognition in alphasyllabic orthography


Bilingual aphasia rehabilitation using transcranial direct current stimulation


Development of Assessment Batteries for Bilingual (Kannada-English and Malayalam- English) Children with Specific Language Impairment

AIISH Research Funds (ARF)

Lexical Organization in Kannada-English and Malayalam-English Bilinguals with and without Aphasia: An Investigation through Translation

AIISH Research Funds (ARF)

Cross-language semantic treatment generalization in Kannada-English and Malayalam-English bilinguals with aphasia

AIISH Research Funds (ARF)

Tracing the evidence of phonological dyslexia in semi-syllabic orthography



Area of Interest

Child language development and disorders, Adult language and its disorders, reading and writing, bilingualism

Area of Expertise

Developmental Language Disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorders

Area of Research

Bilingual Children with Developmental Language Disorders, Acquired Reading and Writing Impairments and Reading-Related Eye Movements while Reading Alphasyllabary

Professional Affiliations & Contributions

Professional memberships:
  • 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 

Certificate Courses:

  • Certificate Course in Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Research Methodology from the  Department of Biostatistics, Manipal University

Awards and Recognition:

  • Dr T. M. A Pai gold medal for the outstanding research 2017 for the article titled ‘Specific Language Impairment in a morphologically complex agglutinative Indian language – Kannada’, published in Journal of Communication Disorders at SOAHS Manipal, 2017 Annual Day.
  • Shaila Vora Award for Best Paper in Language at 48th Annual Convention of Indian Speech and Hearing Association  (2016).
  • International Travel Grant to present research at a scientific conference (51st Annual Meet of Academy of Aphasia at Lucerne, Switzerland) by the Department of Science and Technology (DST, Govt. of India (2013)
  • Travel Grant for attending and presenting research at the International Symposium on Bilingualism – 7 by conference organizers (International Symposium on Bilingualism – 7 at Utrecht, The Netherlands) (2009). 


Autism in Adolescence and Adulthood: A survey

2011-01-01 Sameera Mohammed Jaffer


Reading Measures and their prediction to Word reading Performance in children reading Malayalam Alphasyllabary: A Comparative study

2010-01-01 Remya Nair


Lexical Access in Malayalam-English bilinguals using Picture Word Interference Paradigm

2014-01-01 Anu Mohan


Theory of Mind in Children with Mental Retardation, with and Without Downs Syndrome – A Comparative Study

2009-01-01 Vanessa Fernandes


Bilingual Memory and Its relation with vocabulary development in younger and older Hindi-English bilingual children

2009-01-01 Mansi Mathur


Semantic and Cognitive Attributes in Acute and Chronic Schizophrenics: A Comparative study

2008-01-01 Mithila Poonacha


Rapid Automatic Naming (RAN) across Academic Performances in Fourth Grade Students

2008-01-01 Taniya Raj


Emergence of Morphological markers in Malayalam-English early sequential bilingual children

Chinnu Rajan

2012 – 2013

Learning to spell in Malayalam Alphasyllabary: A Preliminary Investigation

Neeraja Rachel Cherian

2012 – 2013

Learning to spell in Hindi: A Preliminary Study

Deepika Tolani

2012 – 2013

Verbal fluency in Kannada-English bilingual adults: Effects of language proficiency, usage and age of L2 acquisition

Shivali Appaiah K.

2013 - 2014

An investigation of reading skills in Arabic – Comparison of Native and Non-native speakers using behavioral and eye tracking measures

Safaa Asif


Construction validation and normatives for grammatical morphology development in Kannada and its relation ot reading speed – A cross sectional study

Andrea Salins Angel Selvakumar

2015 -2016

Knowledge Belief and Self-Competency of Health Care Professionals Involved in Assessment and Diagnosis of Autism in India: A Survey

Atika Jain Dr. Sebastian Padickaparambil Dr. Sumita Rege


Knowledge, Attitudes and Competency of Speech Language Pathologists on Autism In India: A Survey

Lara Mendonsa


Adaptation and Validation of Parental Behavioral Scale – Short Version for Parents of Children with Autism in Kannada

Gayathri Shivadas


Speech Language Pathologist’s Perspectives Towards Bi/Multilingualism for Children with Language Impairment: A Quantitative Study

Niharika Halemane


Exploring the Overlap of Language Components in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Developmental Language Disorder

Shalini Banerjee


Exploring the reasons for not availing Rehabilitation services among Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Qualitative Study

Fathima Noorie Dr. Sebastian Padickaparambil Mr. Dan Issac Pothiyil


Association of Developmental and Sensory skills in preschool children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Chinnu Jacob Kuruvilla Dr. Sumita Rege