Ms Reem Alyahya

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I am a Speech-Language Therapist employed at the major rehabilitation institute in Saudi Arabia (King Fahad Medical City). The main areas of my clinical expertise involves the diagnosis and management of acquired neurogenic communication disorders (e.g., aphasia, motor-speech disorders, and cognitive-communication impairments). My interest in neurogenic communication disorders (and mainly aphasia) started immediately after completion of the course work of my undergraduate degree in speech and hearing rehabilitation, and during my clinical internship. Throughout my clinical post, I have created diagnostic and therapeutic resources, including assessment tools and comprehensive intervention programmes for the use by Arabic speakers.

In 2012, I was awarded with MSc in Neuroscience, Language and Communication with first-class honours from UCL. Following completion of my MSc degree, I went back to working in King Fahad Medical City as the Head of Speech-Language Therapy unit. I have experience in clinical training and supervision for Speech-Language Therapists and Assistants. During which, I have developed clinical guidelines, clinical competency frameworks and a wide range of training programmes.

I joined the Neuroscience and Aphasia Research Unit in the University of Manchester as a PhD student in 2015.

Qualifications

MSc, Neuroscience, Language and Communication (Distinction), University College London (UCL), 2012

BSc, Speech and Hearing Rehabilitation, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia, 2008

External positions

Head, Speech & Language Pathology Unit, King Fahad Medical City

20132015

Speech-Language Therapist, King Fahad Medical City

20082015

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