Ms. Shabnam Abdoola


Lecturer: Speech-Language Pathology 



B. Communication Pathology (Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology), University of Pretoria

M. Early Childhood Intervention 


Additional Training:

HPCSA Additional Licensing in Cochlear Implants 



Member - Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA)

Member - South African Speech-Language-Hearing Association (SASLHA)

Member - International Society on Early Intervention (ISEI)

Member - Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT)



Early communication intervention; craniofacial disorders; dysphagia and cerebral palsy; fluency disorders; assessment and intervenion of aphasia, traumatic brain injury, dementia; community-based rehabilitation; service-related professional functions of audiologists and speech therapists.

Speech-language pathology: practicum.



Early childhood intervention

Language disorders

Disorders of fluency 

Cochlear implants



Peer-Reviewed Papers:

  • Alli, A, Abdoola, S, & Mupawose, A. (2015). Parents' journey into the world of autism. South African Journal of Child Health, 9(3), 81-84.
  • Abdoola, S. (2015). Translating tools for better parent-based assessment: An exploratory study. South African Journal of Communication Disorders, 62(1), 1-12.
  • Medhurst, S., Abdoola, S., & Duncan, L. (2016). An exploratory study of the implementation of early intervention workshops for primary caregivers in Johannesburg. South African Journal of Child Health, 10(1), 71-74.
  • Botha, A., Ras, E., Van der Linde, J., & Abdoola, S. (2017). Vocal characteristics in developmental stuttering: A descriptive study. South African Journal of Communication Disorders
  • Fourie, K., Richardson, M., van der Linde, J., Abdoola, S., & Mosca, R. (2017). The Reported Incidence and Nature of Voice Disorders in the Private Healthcare Context of Gauteng. Journal of Voice, 31(6), 774-e23.
  • Moodley, D., Swanepoel, C., Abdoola, S., Van der Linde, J., & Van Lierde, K. (2018). Vocal characteristics of school-aged children with and without attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Journal of Voice. [in press]
  • Mosca, R., Pillay, B.S., & Abdoola, A.S. (2018). Responsive communication coaching for early childhood practitioners in underserved South African contexts. SAJCD. [in review]



Room 3-4, Department of Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology, Communication Pathology Building, University of Pretoria.

Tel: (012) 420 6485

Email: [email protected] 

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