Dr. Salome Geertsema

POSITION: Senior Lecturer: Speech-Language Pathology



Orcid ID: Salome Geertsema



1999 - B. Communication Pathology, University of Pretoria.

2003 - M. Communication Pathology, University of Pretoria.

2016 - DPhil (Communication Pathology), University of Pretoria



Member - Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA)

Founding Member - Red Apple Dyslexia Association (RADA) 

Editorial Board Member - International Journal of Teaching, Education, and Learning



Normal communication development and variation 

Speech sound disorders 

Language and language-learning disorders 

Autism spectrum disorders 

Dyslexia, autism spectrum disorders and neuromotr speech disorders. 



Developmental dyslexia 

Speech sound disorders



Peer-Reviewed Papers:

  1. Geertsema, S., Hyman, C., & Van Deventer, C. (2011). Short Message Service (SMS) language and written language skills: Educators' perspectives. South African Journal of Education31, 475-87. 
  2. Erasmus, D., Schutte, L., Van der Merwe, M., & Geertsema, S. (2013). Speech-language therapy to adolescents with written language difficulties. South African Journal of Communication Disorders60, 50-58. 
  3. Geertsema, S., & Le Roux, M. (2014). Fonologiese uitvalle: Ondersteuning vir Tweedetaalleerders. Tydskrif vir Geestewetenskappe54(1), 96-110. 
  4. Hattam, M., Louw, B., & Geertsema, S. (2014). Communication characteristics in children with HIV as reported by some physicians. African Journal for AIDS Research13(4), 371-82. 
  5. Van Biljon, S., Kritzinger, A., & Geertsema, S. (2015). A retrospective case report on demographic changes of learners at a school for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders in Gauteng Province. South African Journal of Childhood Education5(1), 1-26. 
  6. Kuschke, S., Vinck, B., & Geertsema, S. (2016). A combined prosodic and linguistic treatment approach for language-communication skills in children with autism spectrum disorders: A proof of concept study. South African Journal of Childhood Education6(1), 1-8. 
  7. Van Wyk, L., Cloete, M., Hattingh, D., Van der Linde, J., & Geertsema, S. (2016). The effect of hydration on the voice quality of future professional vocal performers. Jornal of Voice, doi: 10.1016/j.jvoice.2016.01.0002. 
  8. Le Roux, M., Geertsema, S., Jordaan, H., & Prinsloo, D. (2017). Phonemic awareness of English second language learners. South African Journal of Communication Disorders64(1), 1-9. 
  9. Geertsema, S., & Le Roux, M. (2017). Persoonlike klankvertserking vir 'n onderwyser met stemprobleme. LitNet Akademies (Geesteswetenskappe)14(1), ISSN 1995-5928. 
  10. Geertsema, S., McDonald, M., Van der Merwe, E., Swanepoel, M., & Strasheim, E. (2017). Augmented feedback in autistic disorder. South African Journal of Childhood Education7(1), a449. 



Room 3-1

Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, Communication Pathology Building

Tel: 012 420 3614

Email: [email protected]

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