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Dr. Mathew Kinyua Karia

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Title/Qualifications:
PhD in Phonetic/Neurolinguistics.
Department/Unit/Section:
Special Needs Education 
Contact Address:
43844-00100-Nairobi
Position:
Lecturer
Area of Specialization:
Speech & Language Pathology

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Dr. Mathew Kinyua Karia is a Lecturer in the Department of Special Needs Education. He teaches in the area of Speech and Language Pathology. He is also working in various Kenyan hospitals as a consultant speech therapist as well as a volunteer speech therapist with Operation Smile Inc., a USA based NGO.
Dr. Karia holds a Doctor of Philosophy (Neurolinguistics & Phonetics) from Cologne University (Germany), M.A (Linguistics) from Kenyatta University (Kenya), Certificate in Speech Pathology (USA) and B.Ed (Arts) from Kenyatta University.
He is a KAAD Alumni who is an ex-scholar (Phd, 2012-2014; Masters, 2004-2006)
He pursued a PhD (Neurolinguistics and Phonetics) in the University of Cologne-Germany. He wrote a thesis in the field of speech pathology entitled, ‘Analysis of Dysarthric Speech after a Traumatic Brain Injury: A Gestural Approach.’ Book available on; http://www.verlagdrkovac.de/978-3-8300-8095-4.htm
In this book, Dr. Karia deals with speech processing in the brain. He also discusses new approaches that may be used in rehabilitation of individuals who suffer brain injuries.
Dr. Karia has also published in the area of speech production especially in the area of cleft lip and palate. He wrote his Master thesis in this area where he looked at children with cleft lip and palate in Kenya.

Publications, Research & Seminars

  • Karia, M. (2017) ‘’Using Acoustic Phonetics in Clinical Practice’’ Proceeding of the 6th East African International Conference on Communication Disability held at Kenyatta University, Nairobi-Kenya on 10th -11th February, 2017.

  • Obure, E.; Karia, M; & Abuom, T. (2017)‘Caregivers Involvement for Effective Early Intervention for Children with Speech/language Disorders in Tenwek Hospital, Bomet County Proceeding of the 6th East African International Conference on Communication Disability held at Kenyatta University, Nairobi-Kenya on 10th -11th February, 2017.

  • Muriithi, F. & Karia, M. (2017) “Identification and Assessment of Communication Disorders among School Children: A case of Educational Assessment and Resource Centers (EARC) in Kenya” Proceeding of the 6th East African International Conference on Communication Disability held at Kenyatta University, Nairobi-Kenya on 10th -11th February, 2017.

  • Munyi, A; Abuom, T & Karia.M. (2017) “Teacher Involvement in Enhancing Communication Skills of Children with Speech and Language Disorders in Joy Town Primary School in Kiambu-Kenya” Proceeding of the 6th East African International Conference on Communication Disability held at Kenyatta University, Nairobi-Kenya on 10th -11th February, 2017.

  • Weda, B. & Karia, M. (2017) ‘’Development of Children with Communication Disability in Informal Settlements: A Case of Kangemi Slums Nairobi County’’ Proceeding of the 6th East African International Conference on Communication Disability held at Kenyatta University, Nairobi-Kenya on 10th -11th February, 2017.

  • Macmbinji, V.; Karia, M & Mange, D. (2017) ‘’Working Towards Inclusion of Children Living with Communication Disability in the Education Mainstream in Kenya’’

  • Peter, C.; Karia. M. & Abuom, T. (2017) ‘’Effects of Traumatic Brain Injury on the Quality of Life among the Kenya Defence Forces’’ Proceeding of the 6th East African International Conference on Communication Disability held at Kenyatta University, Nairobi-Kenya on 10th -11th February, 2017.

  • Karia, Mathew.; Isada, B.; Luqman, L.; Buttars, C.; Larsen, J.;Kwenda, D.; Mandigo, F. (2016)‘The Role of Assistive Technology in Mainstreaming Children with Hearing Impairment in Inclusive Classrooms in Kenya: The case of Hearing Aids’ Proceeding of International Conference: (Dis)ability and the Global 20130 Agenda for Sustainable Development Conference held at Pwani University, Kilifi-Kenya on 28th -30th November, 2016.

  • Luqman, L, Buttars, C & Karia, M. (2016) Training Teachers and Parents on Verbal Communication among Children with Hearing Impairment: Preliminary results from Schools in Kenya. Proceeding of The 7th Annual Coalition for Global Hearing Health Conference to be held at University of Santo Tomas in Manila, Philippines on October 23-25, 2016

  • Mutwiri, C. & Karia, M. (2016) Academic Staff Attitude Towards Open Access Outlets in Disseminating Research Findings in Selected Universities in Kenya. Proceeding of The 3rd Annual Conference on Education and Lifelong Learning. Kenyatta University Conference Centre, Kenyatta University, 6th & 7th October, 2016.

  • Management and Administration of a Speech Clinic: Interface of SLP Practice, Training and Research. PAGEL Workshop held from 16th September – 2nd October, 2016 at Leibniz University of Hannover (LUH) - Germany

  • Principal researcher, Community Satisfaction on use of Hearing Aids and Speech Rehabilitation, at Goma and Bukavu cities, in the Democratic Republic of Congo from 9th -13th September, 2016.

  • NASMLA Class 3 Main Study data analysis and report writing from 4th July to 14th July 2016 at Lake Naivasha Panorama Park

  • Luqman, L.; Karia, M.; Buttars, C.; Larsen. J.; Mulwafu, W.; & Mukara, K. (2016) Training Teachers and Parents on Verbal Communication among Children with Hearing Impairment: Preliminary results from Schools in Kenya. Communication Disorders, Deaf Studies & Hearing Aids. Vol. 4, Issue 2, 1000159.

  • Karia, M. (2016) Communication Disorders and Speech Therapy Training in Kenya. Proceeding of the 24th Kenya Ear Nose Throat Society (KENTS) Annual Scientific Conference . Whitesands Beach Resort, Mombasa-Kenya.19th-21st May, 2016

  • Development a Scheme of Service for Audiologist and Speech and Language Therapists at was held on 3rd-13th May, 2016 at Simba Lodge in Naivasha, Kenya

  • Karia, M. & Ndung’u, R. (2015) Technology in Teaching and Learning Phonetics: Focus on Kenya- An African Situation. International Conference on Language, Learning, & Technology (LLT, 2015), Luephana University, Lüneburg-Germany. November 20-21, 2015.

  • Karia, M. K. (2014) Analysis of Dysarthric Speech after a Traumatic Brain Injury: A Gestural Approach. Dr.Kovic Publication. Hamburg.

  • Karia, M, Grice, M & Mücke, D. (2014) Acoustic analysis of Dysarthric Speech after a Traumatic Brain Injury. Proceeding of the 10th International Seminar on Speech Production. Cologne, Germany.5-8 May, 2014.

  • “Role of Speech Therapy in Rehabilitation of Speech’’. June, 2013. Nairobi, Kenya.

  • Workshop on, Dynamic Modelling of Articulation and Prosodic Structure‘ 7-8 May 2012, Cologne-Germany

  • Deep Brain Stimulation in Neurology and Psychiatry-Ethical, Legal, and Social Aspects. International Meeting February 3, 2012. Cologne, Germany.

  • Kinyua, Mathew & Ndungu, Ruth (2009) Cultural perspective in language and speech disorders. Disability Studies Quarterly, vol 29, no.4.

  • Participated in Physician Training Program (PTP) in Norfolk, Virginia, USA. This involved lectures on speech disorders and observations at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Georgia and at Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters in Norfolk, Virginia, USA.

  • ‘Phonemic Variation in the Language used by Children with Cleft Lip and Palate in Kenyatta National Hospital’ Unpublished M.A. Thesis. Kenyatta University.

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