Alifia Bharmal

Alifia Bharmal

Speech & Language Therapist (M.A.S.L.P)​

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Hi… My name is Alifia Bharmal and I am a Speech-Language Pathologist from Mumbai (India).

I am an ISHA (Indian Speech and Hearing Association) and RCI (Rehab Council of India) registered therapist. I earned my Bachelor’s degree in Audiology & Speech Language Pathology from Topiwala National Medical College and B.Y.L Nair Charitable Hospital, Mumbai.

I received my Masters Degree in Audiology & Speech Language Pathology from Bharthi Vidyapeeth Deemed University, Pune. I have also earned my degree in Personal Counselling Based on Humanistic Psychotherapy (Client Centered Therapy and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy) and Indian Sign Language Interpreting. I am an International Board Certified Cognitive Specialist ( IBCCS) and also an LSVTLOUD Certified Clinician.

  • My Work Experience
    • Working at the Speech Dysphagia Language Clinic, a private based clinic in Mumbai which covers neo-natal, school age, adult and geriatric populations.
    • Development of a rehabilitation based app for Individuals With Parkinsons.
    • Working with children with epilepsy and neurological disorders at the Epilepsy Foundation.
    • An honorary consultant at Asha Dan Missionaries of Charity, and Chesire Home India, where I focused on children with Cerebral Palsy and other paediatric musculo-skelatal and neurological problems.

    My cases ranged from muscular dystrophy, movement disorders, post operative care, stroke, etc. In 2015, I was awarded the Gandhi Scholarship at the Indian Federation of Neuro-rehabilitation (IFNR).

  • My Publications
    • “A comparative investigation of neurological soft signs in persons with stuttering” (3rd prize at Bharti Vidyapeeth Deemed University, Pune).
    • “An investigation of the speech and language deficits in children with epilepsy with and without cognitive deficits” (presented at IFNR 2014).
    • During my masters degree, my research interest was in the area of speech dysfluency. I completed my thesis on ‘A Comparative Investigation of the speech associated attitude of Preschoolers and Kindergarten children who do and do not stutter.

If you are new to the word of speech and language delays, disorders, and therapies (or if you’re just new to this site), you’ve come to the right place.

This page will serve as a jumping off point for you to the rest of this website. There are several articles that will help give you an overview of speech and language as well as many more that will get you started on the right path. Browse through to get started.

Also, I owe my deepest gratitude to my husband Husein Kagalwala who has been a constant source of support and encouragement during the challenges of my life.

I am truly thankful for having you in my life.

This website is also dedicated to my parents who have always loved me unconditionally and whose good examples have taught me to work hard for the things that I aspire to achieve.

If you have any questions, you are always welcome to email me at alifia@www.iheartalk.com