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Ms. Sharifa M. Al-Ragam

Clinical Neuroscientist/Speech-Language Therapist - Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience; University College London; Neurotherapeutics Group


Ms. Al-Ragam is a doctoral candidate in Clinical Neuroscience and Speech Language in the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, at the University College London. Her research focuses on the reading behavior of Arabic speakers with Hemianopic Alexia (HA). She has also provided speech language therapy, including voice, language and speech therapy, for pediatric patients with congenital and acquired speech and language disorders, and adult patients with acquired language disorders (post stroke). She received her Masters of Science in Clinical Speech Pathology from Northern Arizona University. For her research and education, Ms. Al-Ragam has received an educational scholarship from The Public Authority for Applied Education and Training (PAAET), and funding from the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS) for the development of the Arabic-Read Right App.

She has received several awards, including the “James Case Student Clinical Award” from the Arizona Speech-Language-Hearing Association in Phoenix, Arizona. She was awarded a Certificate for evaluation, planning, and measuring Progress in the field of Communication Disorders, and a Certificate for JISH Aural/Oral (Re-) habilitation Activities and Skills (JARAS). She was also awarded the Distinguished Employee of the Month in May of 2010 for Sheikh Salim Al-Ali Hearing and Speech Center, and awarded a Certificate for organizing, planning, and executing the First Speech, Voice and Swallowing Workshop in Kuwait. She has also received a Certificate for Auditory-Verbal Practice for Young Children and for completing the e-learning course for Good Clinical Practice (GCP) from the National Institute for Health Research (NHS).