MathewKaria


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 (PhD) is a Lecturer in the Department of Early Childhood & Special Needs Education (Speech & Language Pathology Program)-Kenyatta University (Nairobi-Kenya). He teaches in the area of Speech and Language Pathology. He is also a consultant in the field of literacy and hearing impairment. His research interests are in the area of Speech and Language, Hearing Impairment, Inclusive education, Neurolinguistics, Phonetics, and Phonology. 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 as well as Starkey Hearing Foundation.

Dr. Karia holds a Doctor of Philosophy (Phonetics/Speech Pathology) from Cologne University (Germany), M.A (Linguistics/Phonology) from Kenyatta University (Kenya), and B.Ed (Arts-English/Literature) from Kenyatta University.

Publications, Research & Seminars

  • Rule, D. & Karia, M. Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Care in the COVID-19 Era: Shared Experiences. Perspectives: Vol 5 Issue 6. Dec 2020, 177601778. https://doi.org/10.1044/2020_PERSP-20-00183
  • Kwenda, D. & Karia, M. (2018) Functional Dysphonia: Diagnosis and Management. Proceeding of the 26th Kenya Ear Nose Throat Society (KENTS) Annual Scientific Conference. Sarova Woodlands Hotel, Nakuru-Kenya.16th -19th May, 2018.
  • Sianyo O; Abuom, T. & Karia, M. (2018) Caregivers Needs for Involvement in Early Intervention for Children with Speech and Language Disorders. International Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities Research. Vol 6 Issue 2,pp (6-12)
  • Sianyo O; Karia, M. & Aboum, T. (2018) Caregivers Extent of Involvement to Early Intervention Program for Children with Speech and Language Disorders in Tenweck Hospital Bomet County, Kenya. International Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities Research. Vol 6 Issue 2,pp (13-22)
  • Karia, M.; Luqman, L.; & Kwenda, D. (2017) Outcome of Training Teachers on Use of Verbal Communication among Children with Hearing Impairment in Kenya: Starkey Hearing Foundation Pilot Project. Proceeding of the 14th UKFIET International conference held at Oxford University, London on 5th -7th September, 2017.
  • 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.

Other Publications

University Level Scholarly Books

  • Verlag Dr. Kovac GmbH.isbn 978-3-8300 8095-4
  • Karia, M. K. (2014) Analysis of Dysarthric Speech after a Traumatic Brain Injury: A Gestural Approach. Dr.Kovic Publication. Hamburg. http://www.verlagdrkovac.de/978-3-8300-8095-4.htm ISBN 978-3-339-08095-0

 Book Chapters in a University Level Scholarly Book

  • Ulrike, L.; Kija, E; & Karia, M (Manuscript for press) Handbook of Communication Disabilities and Language Development in Sub-Saharan Africa. Springer: New Yolk
  • Otube, O.; Kija, E.; Karia, M. ;Meinen, R.; Lüdtke, U.; Eron, L.’ Awori, B. (2017)  ‘Development of a Speech and Language Curriculum and Training: The Sub-Saharan-African Context’. In the Handbook of Communication Disabilities and Language Development in Sub-Saharan Africa Springer New York (in press)
  • Otube, O. ; Kija, E. ; Karia, M. ;Meinen, R.; Lüdtke, U.; Eron, L.; Gremmelt, S. & Becky Isanda. (2017) Development of Mobile SLT Clinics – an Example of East Africa in the Handbook of Communication Disabilities and Language Development in Sub-Saharan Africa Springer New York (in press)
  • Isanda, B. & Karia, M. (2017) Educational Implications of Speech and Language Disorders among Pre-School Going Children: A Case of Nairobi, Kenya. In the Handbook of Communication Disabilities and Language Development in Sub-Saharan Africa Springer New York ( in press)
  • Karia, M. (2017) Using Acoustic Phonetics in Clinical Practice. In the Handbook of Communication Disabilities and Language Development in Sub-Saharan Africa Springer New York (in press)
  • Macmbinji, V.; Karia, M. & Mange, B. (2017) Working Towards Inclusion of Children Living with Communication Disorders in the Mainstream Education in Kenya. In the Handbook of Communication Disabilities and Language Development in Sub-Saharan Africa Springer New York (in press)

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