Speech-Language Pathology in the Middle East, North Africa and West Asia


Countries


The geographical term Middle East refers collectively to Cyprus, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey, Yemen, and the states and emirates along the southern and eastern fringes of the Arabian Peninsula, namely, Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates.

Not all of the countries in the Middle East are Arabic. Countries in the Middle East such as Cyprus, Iran, Israel, and Turkey, are not Arabic. They represent unique cultures and different language groups.

As well, there are Arab countries that are not geographically part of the Middle East, but which are integral parts of the Arab World: Sudan and Djibouti in East Africa; and Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, and Mauritania in North Africa.

More than 200 million Arabs are spread through 21 countries. The Arabic language is the main symbol of cultural unity among these people.

West Asian Journal of Speech and Language Pathology (WAJSLP)

J&R Press has announced the 2014 launch of the West Asian Journal of Speech and Language Pathology (WAJSLP), where "West Asia" includes, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Iran, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi, Syria, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, and Yemen. The editors, Ghada Khattab, Reza Nilipour, and Seyhun Topbaş, and associate editor Martin Ball, are eager to receive manuscript submissions in English (see author guidelines) now. Send manuscripts to the publisher, Rachael Wilkie.

 

About this page


In August of 2000 I set out to make a directory of Speech Language Pathology institutions and contacts in Asia, and it has slowly developed into quite a useful resource. What you see here is the beginning of a similar reference page (started in March 2002) for the Middle East and North Africa. If you can help by providing information, addresses and web sites I would be very grateful. Caroline Bowen


Middle East & North Africa


West Asian Journal of Speech and Language Pathology


Algeria ag


Société Algérienne d’orthophonie
Algerian Society of speech-language therapy
lotissement Ennadjah I, Villa N° 73
Dely Ibrahim, 16320
Algiers
Algeria
Tel: 021 938 201

University of Algiers
The Faculty of Human and Social Sciences
Département de Psychologie, Sciences de l'Education et Orthophonie
Annexe of Bouzareah
Rue Djamal Eddine el Afghani
Bouzareah, 16342
Algiers
Algeria
Tel/Fax: 021 943 521
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Clinique des pathologies du langage et des psychopathologies
Clinic of language disorders and psychopathologies
Annexe of Bouzareah
Rue Djamal Eddine el Afghani, Bouzareah, 16342
Algiers
Algeria
Tel:020 398 679 and 021 379 931
Fax : 021 379 931
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Professor (Mrs) Nacira ZELLAL
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Bahrain ba


Salmaniya Medical Complex PDF

Mona Mohammed Ahmed M.A.
Speech and Language Pathologist
Ear, Nose and Throat Department
Speech and Audiology Unit
Salmaniyah Medical Complex
P.O Box 12 Manama,
Kingdom of Bahrain
Tel : 00973-17284586
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Amani Saleh, MSc
Speech-Language Therapist
Ibn Al Nafees Hospital
P.O.Box: 54533, Manama
Bahrain
Bldg: 63, Road 3302, Manama: 333;
TEL.: +973 17828282, +973 17828230
FAX: +973 17828232


Comoros cn


There is currently no SLP/SLT work being undertaken in Comoros of which we are aware. If you know of any activity that would be helpful to include here please Caroline Bowen.


Cyprus cy


Cyprus Speech Language Pathology Association
CASPL
6-8, Terra Santa St
2001 Strovolos
Tel: 357/ 2 313470 - Fax: 357/ 2 490 726
http://www.speechtherapy.com.cy/
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Djibouti dj


There is currently no SLP/SLT work being undertaken in Djibouti of which we are aware. If you know of any activity that would be helpful to include here please Caroline Bowen.


Egypt eg


Egyptian Society for Phoniatrics & Logopedics
Prof. Nasser Kotby
11 El Ansary Street
Manshiet El Bakry
ET-1134 Cairo, Egypt


Iran ir


Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for information about speech therapy in Iran.


Iraq iz


There is currently no SLP/SLT work being undertaken in Iraq of which we are aware. If you know of any activity that would be helpful to include here please Caroline Bowen.


Israel is


Communication Sciences & Disorders - Haifa
Israeli Speech Hearing & Language Association
Israeli Stuttering Association
Within Reach - Online Speech Pathology - Judith Turiel BA Hons Wits (Speech and Hearing Therapy)


Jordan jo


American Middle East University - Amman
Speech Pathology and Audiology
School of Paramedical Sciences
Enquiries:
Prof Seif al-Wady Romahi
Co-Founder of the University
American Middle East University
PO Box 35087
Amman
Jordan
551-3274
fax 552-8328


Kuwait ku


Kuwait Center for Autism
254-0179
Ask for: Rawdad Hawally

Dasman Model School
Speech and Language Department
Kuwait City Sharaq Square
Contact Mr Ahmed Al-Bustanji, BSc (SLP and Audiology)
Speech and Language Pathologist
Phone 00965 66373064
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Lebanon le


There are two university courses in Speech-Language Pathology in Lebanon and a newly formed professional association. SLPs work in diverse settings and are usually trilingual in Arabic, French and English. Thank you Dareen Fares for this information provided in August 2004.


Libya ly


This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. from Libya has completed her MSc studies in Speech and Language Therapy at the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne. She is now working for:

The Libyan Jordanian Centre for Hearing Care and Speech and Language Therapy
PO Box 80516
Tripoli, Libya
Tel and Fax: 00218 21 3600081

Mauritania mr


There is currently no SLP/SLT work being undertaken in Mauritania of which we are aware. If you know of any activity that would be helpful to include here please Caroline Bowen.


Morocco mo


Speech-Language Pathology in Morocco. Orthophonie: Rééducation et Développement au Maroc.


Oman mu


This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , Speech-Language Pathologist who works at the Sultan Qaboos University Hospital, in the Sultanate of Oman, writes, "I am a speech and language pathologist from Oman. It's a very new field here but starting to emerge in the last 5 years. We have about 7 or eight Omani SLPs, beside lots of other SLPs who aren't Omanis. Omani SLPs are mainly covering hospitals, others covering special needs schools and mainstream schools, while others are moving towards giving private services."


Palestine ps


Center for Speech & Hearing Therapy


Qatar qa


Speech-Language Therapy Unit
Hamad Medical Corporation
P.O.Box 3050 Doha, Qatar
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Saudi Arabia sa


JISH Home Page


Somalia so


There is currently no SLP/SLT work being undertaken in Somalia of which we are aware. If you know of any activity that would be helpful to include here please Caroline Bowen.


Sudan su


There is currently no SLP/SLT work being undertaken in Sudan of which we are aware. If you know of any activity that would be helpful to include here please Caroline Bowen.


Syria sy


There is currently no SLP/SLT work being undertaken in Syria of which we are aware. If you know of any activity that would be helpful to include here please Caroline Bowen.


Tunisia ts


There is currently no SLP/SLT work being undertaken in Tunisia of which we are aware. If you know of any activity that would be helpful to include here please Caroline Bowen.


Turkey tu


Association of Speech and Language Pathologists (DKBUD)
Karum İş Merkezi, B Asansörü
Kat.4 N. 5 Kavaklıdere
06680 Ankara
Turkey
Tel: +90-312-4685700
Fax: +90-312-4685702
www.dkbud.org
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Turkish Hearing & Speech Rehabilitation Foundation
P.K. 876
Karakoy-Istanbul, Turkey


United Arab Emirates ae



Dubai

Al Noor Training Centre for Handicapped Children
Box 8397
Dubai, UAE
Tel: 971 4 392 088
Fax: 971 4 392 108

American Hospital
OudMetha Road
Dubai, UAE
Speech Therapy
Tel: 971 4 309 6450
Speech-Language Therapists

Dubai Community Health Centre
Dubai, UAE
Phone 00971 4 395 3939
Staff:
Meg Klein
Fatima Nurani
Mandy Summers

Dubai Centre for Special Needs
Box 24921
Dubai, UAE
tel: 971 4 440 966
fax: 971 4 441 861

Gulf Montessori Centre
Dubai, UAE
Tel: 971 4 335 2073

kidsFIRST Medical Center
Villa 1171A, Al Wasl Road
Umm Seqiuem
Dubai, UAE MAP
Tel: +971 4 348 5437
Fax: +971 4 348 5436
Speech-Language Therapists
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Rashid Paediatric Therapy Centre
P.O Box 456, Dubai, UAE
Tel: +971 4 340 0005 fax +971 4 340 2662
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"We offer speech-language therapy in both English and Arabic. We operate as a school for children with special needs in the mornings and offer out-patient appointments to the wider paediatric community in the afternoons. We have a strong early intervention programme. We operate on the northern hemisphere school calendar year and have school holidays. We are closed for all of July and August."

Dubai Autism Center
P.O.Box:103737, Dubai U.A.E.
Tel: +971 4 3986862
Fax: +971 4 3988262
www.dubaiautismcenter.ae
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Staff
Mohammad Fteiha, M.A., SLP- Unit Coordinator
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Ruba El Halabi, M.A., SLP
Ana Slavona Yordana, M.A., SLP
Rabab Abdelwahab, SLP

Sima Hall, MSpPath (LaTrobe), CPSP
Speech and Language Pathologist
Dubai Physiotherapy and Family Medicine Clinic
PH: +971 50 465 9604
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Saleh Shaalan, M.Sc., SLP(C), CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist
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The New England Centre for Children-Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi-United Arab Emirates


Yemen ym


Ahmed M. S. Alduais
Clinical Linguistics (UKM, Malaysia) (PhD studies in progress)
Taiz Street, Ibb, Yemen
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009667 711 449 439
00966 55 136 7 208