Dr. Esedra Krüger


Clinical Lecturer: Speech-Language Pathology



2004 - B. Communication Pathology, University of Pretoria 

2009 - M. Communication Pathology (Cum Laude), University of Pretoria

2019 - D. Phil (Speech-Language Pathology), University of Pretoria 



Member - Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA)

Member - South African Neurodevelopmental Therapy Association (SANDTA)

International Affiliate Member - American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)



Craniofacial disorders; adult and paediatric dysphagia and cerebral palsy; neonatal communication intervention.

Health care contexts: practicum; early communication intervention: practicum; facial clefts and deformities clinic: practicum.



Neonatal communication intervention and transdisciplinary care

Neonatal, paediatric and adult dysphagia

Craniofacial disorders

Early communication intervention

Cerebral palsy

Paediatric and adult neurogenic communication disorders



Peer-Reviewed Papers:

  • Strasheim, E., Kritzinger, A. & Louw, B. (2011).  The development of a neonatal communication intervention tool, The South African Journal of Communication Disorders, Vol. 58, 13 – 18.
  • Claassen, D., Pieterse, J., Van der Linde, J., Krüger, E., & Vinck, B. (2016).  Risks for communication delays and disorders in infants in an urban primary healthcare clinic. South African Journal of Child Health, Vol. 10(1), 25 – 28.
  • Pike, C., Pike, M., Kritzinger, A., Krüger, E., & Viviers, M. (2016). Risk profiles of infants ≥32 weeks with oro-pharyngeal and oesophageal dysphagia in neonatal care. South African Journal of Child Health, Vol. 10(2), 130 – 133.
  • Krüger, E., Kritzinger, A., & Pottas, L. (2017). Breastfeeding and swallowing in a neonate with mild hypoxic-ischaemic encephalopathy. South African Journal of Communication Disorders, Vol. 64(1), a2019 https://doi.org/10.4102/sajcd.v64i1.209
  • Pike, M., Kritzinger, A., & Krüger, E. (2017). Breastfeeding characteristics of late-preterm infants in a kangaroo mother care unit. Breastfeeding Medicine, Vol. 12(10), 637-644. https://doi.org/10.1089/bfm.2017.0055
  • Alves, M., Krüger, E., Pillay, B., Van Lierde, K., & Van der Linde, J. (2017). The effect of hydration on voice quality in adults: A systematic review. Journal of Voice (In Press). https://doi.org/10.1016.j.jvoice.2017.10.001
  • Geertsema, S., McDonald, M., Van der Merwe, A., Swanepoel, R., & Strasheim, E. (2017). Augmented feedback in autistic disorder. South African Journal of Childhood Education, Vol.7(1), a449. https://doi.org/10.4102/sajce.V7i1.449



Room 2-12, Department of Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology, Communication Pathology Building, University of Pretoria.

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