I received a Bachelor’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the Iran University of Medical Sciences – Tehran in 2005. I gained my clinical SLP experiences at the Firoozgar Hospital, Asma Clinic, and Pastor 24/7 Clinic, primarily in the areas of the neurogenic speech and language disorders in children and adults.  I was also the Director of the Speech-Language Pathology Clinic at the Iranian Multiple Sclerosis Society. My clinical work with patients with neurologic conditions ignited a life-long interest in how the human brain controls speech, language, and cognition. I earned my Ph.D. as the highest-ranking student in the Department of Speech Therapy at Iran University of Medical Sciences where my doctoral dissertation was on word-finding difficulties in patients with Multiple Sclerosis.

    During my graduate studies, I taught courses in “Medical Terminology,” “Professional English,” “Evaluation and Treatment of Aphasia” and “Speech Fluency Disorders" at Iran University of Medical Sciences and University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences (2008-2014). Furthermore, as a Clinical Educator, I supervised SLP students to work with children and adults with a variety of speech and language disorders. I was also an advisor to 19 undergraduate and two graduate Speech-Language Pathology students’ theses at Iran University of Medical Sciences and Tehran University of Medical Sciences.

    In Canada, as a research volunteer at Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO), Ontario, Canada, I worked to prepare a research grant application for the CHEO Research Institute on nonverbal skills of children with motor speech disorders/suspected childhood apraxia of speech.  In addition, I assisted First Words Preschool Speech/Language community based programs ("Toddler Talk") for toddlers with speech/language delays.

    I continued my education through enrolling in the Aural Rehabilitation course from Utah State University – United States, and various on-line CEUs from American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Moreover, my publications include books and articles on several topics, including Speech Therapy in Multiple Sclerosis, verbal fluency, word-finding in children and adults with neurological disorders, normal language development, and cochlear implants.




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