Dr. Maram Al-Khaledi

PhD (Communication Disorders)
Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor Maram Al-Khaledi is a lecturer at the Department of Communication Disorders Sciences, Kuwait University. In her current position she is a lecturer in a range of topics including Voice and Stuttering disorders, Motor Speech Disorders, Clinical seminars, Clinical orientation supervision, as well as supervising CAPSTONE research students. Her areas of interest include, the assessment and treatment of preschool and school age children, as well as adults with stuttering. She has had extensive experience in applying the Lidcombe Program treatment protocol for preschool children who stutter. Dr Al-Khaledi has training in the assessment of swallowing disorders using Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES) in adults, as well as the assessment of swallowing using Modified Barium Swallow (MBS) procedures in adults. Her areas of interest also include working on the assessment, treatment and management of speech-language and feeding skills among infants and children with cleft lip and/or palate from birth.

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy in Communication Sciences (Ph.D), The University of Sydney, Faculty of Health Sciences, Australian Stuttering Research Centre (ASRC), Sydney, Australia. (2006 – 2011)

Masters in Speech Pathology Studies (Ms. Sp, Path), The University of Queensland, Department of Speech Pathology, Brisbane, Australia. (2003 – 2005)

Bachelors of Medical Laboratory Sciences (B.Sc.), Kuwait University, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, Kuwait. (1997-2001)

Professional Affiliations

Deputized member at Farwaniya Hospital, swallowing and feeding disorders clinic
Jan 2020 - present

Deputized member at the National Bureau for Academic
Accreditation and Education Quality Assurance (NBAQ), Kuwait
Jan 2017 – June 2018

Member of Speech Pathology Australia (SPA)  
2006 - present

Member of International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics (IALP)
2015 – present

Committee member of Fluency disorders special group, International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics (IALP)
2016 – present

Member of The Ontario Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (OSLA)
Feb 2013 - 2014