Department of Speech Therapy

The Department of Speech Therapy was founded in 1994 in the School of Rehabilitation of Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS) in order to satisfy the growing demand for practitioners in this field. This department admits students in Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD degree programs in order to educate them for communication sciences, speech language development and their disorders as well as clinical practices. This department is equipped by electrophysiological and behavioral research laboratories in the fields of language and speech pathology. Postgraduate degrees are offered by the department under the guidance of our experienced professors in collaboration with international visiting professors.



Faculty Members

  • Dr. Ahmadreza Khatoonabadi, Assistant Professor
  • Dr. Zahra Soleymani, Assistant Professor
  • Dr. Seyyedeh Maryam Khoddami, Assistant Professor
  • Dr. Azar Mehri, Assistant Professor
  • Dr. Hooshang Dadgar, Assistant Professor
  • Dr. Mahshid Aghajanzadehm, Assistant Professor
  • Abdorrahim Shahbodaghi, Lecturer


Visiting Professors

Dr. Harry A. Whitaker

Field: Linguistics, Neurology and Speech Pathology

Affiliation:  Northern Michigan University, Michigan


Dr. Jubin Abutalebi

Field: Cognitive Neurology

Affiliation: University San Raffaele, Milan, Italy


Dr. Yves Joanette

Field: Cognitive Neuroscience

Affiliation: Université de Montréal, Canada


Dr. Eiki Satake

Field: Statistics and Mathematics

Affiliation: Emerson College, Boston


Dr. Lyndsey Nickels

Field: Speech Therapy

Affiliation: Macquarie University, Australia


Dr. Kathryn A. Bayles

Field: cognitive neuroscience

Affiliation: University of Arizona, USA


Dr. David J. Libon

Field: Geriatrics, Gerontology, and Psychology

Affiliation: Rowan University, United States


Dr. Laura Murray

Field: Speech and Hearing Sciences

Affiliation: Western University, Canada


Dr. Michael A. Nitche

Field: Neurology

Affiliation: Leibniz Research Centre, Germany


Dr. Amir-Homayoun Javadi

Field: Cognitive Psychology

Affiliation: University of Kent, UK



Acoustic Voice Lab

  • Speech Studio,
  • Microphones AKG,
  • Sound recording tools (Recorder (Zoom H5),
  • External Sound Card (TASCAM),
  • AKG Headphones,
  • Vocal Tract Discomfort Scale (VTD-p Persian version),
  • ATSHA profile (CAPE-V Persian version)


Electrophysiological Language and Cognition Lab

  • Event-related Potential (ERP) Lab,
  • tDCS,
  • E-Prime,
  • Neurofeedback


Child Language Development and Disorders Lab

  • Computer device,
  • CLAN software,
  • TOLD Test,
  • Portable Audiometer,
  • Wechsler Test (children version)


Larynx Function Lab

  • Endoscope video,
  • Stroboscope,
  • Video Laryngoscope


Neuropsychology of Language Lab

  • Tachistoscope,
  • Learning and Memory assessment software,
  • Wechsler Adult Intelligence scale,
  • Bruininks-Oseretsky Test of Motor Proficiency,
  • Persian Aphasia Test,
  • Stroop Tests,
  • Tower of London Test,
  • Wisconsin Test


Dysphagia Lab

  • Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES) Lab


Fields of Interest

  • Acquired Language and Cognition disorders (Aphasia, Dementia, …)
  • Childhood Communication Disorders (Autism, SLI, Hearing loss)
  • Motor Speech Disorders
  • Bilingualism
  • Voice Disorders
  • Dysphagia


Long-Term Programs

Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Clinical and Experimental Neuorolinguistics (2 years)


Contact Information

  • Email:
  • Tel.: (+98 21) 7752 0173
  • Fax: (+98 21) 7752 0173




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