Dr. Tom O. Abuom

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Position: Lecturer
Department: Special Needs Education
Contact Address: P.O. Box 43844-00100, Nairobi, Kenya
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Area of specialization:

  • Speech and Language Pathology; Clinical Linguistics; Neurolinguistics; Aphasiology

Research Interests:

  • Communication disorders in geriatric population; Aphasia

Publications

  • Owaga, B., Nzoka S. & Abuom, T. (2019). Psychological Dispositions of Depression and Academic Performance of Learners with Visual Impairment in Selected Special Primary Schools in Kenya. International Journal of Research and Scientific Innovation (IJRSI),6, 187-192. ISSN 2321–2705
  • Munyi, A., Abuom, T. & Karia, M. (2018). The Extent of Knowledge Possessed by Teachers to Enhance Communication Skills of Learners with Speech and Language Disorders, A Case of Joy Town, Kiambu County, Kenya. International Journal of Social Science and Humanities Research, 6, 343-352. ISSN 2348-3156 (Print), ISSN 2348-3164 (online)
  • Obure, S.O., Karia, M. & Abuom, T.O. (2018). Caregivers’ Extent of Involvement in Early Intervention for Children with Speech and Language Disorders in Tenwek Hospital, Bomet County, Kenya. International Journal of Social Science and Humanities Research, 6, 13-21. ISSN 2348-3156 (Print), ISSN 2348-3164 (online)

  • Obure, S.O., Abuom, T.O. & Karia, M. (2018). Caregivers’ Needs for Involvement in Early Intervention for Children with Speech and Language Disorders in Tenwek Hospital, Bomet County, Kenya. International Journal of Social Science and Humanities Research, 6, 6-12). ISSN 2348-3156 (Print), ISSN 2348-3164 (online)

  • Abuom, T.O. (2013). Verb and word order deficits in Swahili-English bilingual agrammatic speakers. (Doctoral Dissertation, University of Groningen). Groningen Dissertations in Linguistics (GRODIL),119. ISBN: 978-90-367-6264-9

  • Abuom, T. & Bastiaanse, R. (2013). Sentence Production in Swahili-English bilingual agrammatic speakers. Aphasiology, 27, 921-937.

  • Abuom, T., Bastiaanse, R. & Shah, E. (2013). Sentence Comprehension in Swahili-English bilingual agrammatic speakers. Journal of Clinical linguistics & Phonetics, 27, 355-370.

  • Abuom, T. & Bastiaanse, R. (2013). Production and Comprehension of Reference of Time in Swahili-English bilingual agrammatic speakers. Aphasiology, 27, 157-177.

  • Abuom, T. & Bastiaanse, R. (2012). Effects of brain damage on sentence comprehension: Evidence from Swahili-English bilinguals with Agrammatic Broca's aphasia. Stem-, Spraak- en Taalpathologie (Journal of Voice-, Speech- and Language pathology) 17, 11-14.

  • Abuom, T. & Bastiaanse, R (2012). Asyntactic Comprehension in Swahili-English bilingual agrammatic speakers.In proceedings of the NeuroPsychoLinguistic Perspectives on Aphasia (NPL) Conference. Toulouse: University of Toulouse.pp.107-109.

  • Abuom, T. & Bastiaanse,R. (2012). Characteristics of Swahili-English bilingual agrammatic Spontaneous speech & the consequences for understanding agrammatic aphasia. Journal of Neurolinguistics 25, 276-293.

  • Abuom, T. & Bastiaanse,R. (2011). Time reference deficits in Swahili-English agrammatic speakers.In proceedings of the 12th Science of Aphasia Conference. Barcelona: University of Barcelona. pp.14-17.

  • Abuom, T., Obler, L.& Bastiaanse, R (2011). Using Swahili and English to test explanations of Agrammatism. Aphasiology 25 (5), 559-575.

Conferences

  • 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.

  • 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. Proceedings of the 6th East African International Conference on Communication Disability held at Kenyatta University, Nairobi-Kenya on 10th -11th February, 2017.

  • Munyoki, P. 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.

  • Abuom, T. & Bastiaanse, R (2013). Production of Word Orders in Swahili-English bilingual agrammatic speakers. Presentation at the 11th International Symposium of Psycholinguistics, Tenerife,Canary Islands-Spain, March 20-23.

  • Abuom, T. & Bastiaanse, R. (2012). Effects of brain damage on sentence comprehension: Evidence from Swahili-English bilinguals with Broca's aphasia. Presentation at the 13th International Science of Aphasia Conference, Groningen,The Netherlands, September 7-12.

  • Abuom, T. & Bastiaanse, R (2012). Asyntactic Comprehension in Swahili-English bilingual agrammatic speakers. Presentation at the NPL-Aphasia Conference, Toulouse, France, June 21-23.

  • Abuom, T. & Bastiaanse, R. (2012). Effects of brain damage on sentence comprehension: Evidence from Swahili-English bilinguals with Broca's aphasia. Poster presented at the Behavioural and Cognitive Neurosciences' (BCN) New Year meeting, Groningen,The Netherlands, February 2.

  • Abuom, T., Bastiaanse, R & Shah, E. (2012). Asyntactic Comprehension in Swahili-English bilinguals with Broca's aphasia. Talk given at the 4th East African Speech & Language Therapy Conference, Kampala, Uganda, January 12-15.

  • Abuom, T. & Bastiaanse, R. (2011). Time reference deficits in Swahili-English agrammatic speakers.Talk given at the 12th International Science of Aphasia Conference, Barcelona, Spain, September 1-5.

  • Abuom, T., Obler, L.& Bastiaanse, R. (2011). The processing of time reference in bilingual Individuals with broca's aphasia.Talk given at TABU DAG Conference, Groningen,The Netherlands, June 17-18.

  • Abuom, T., Obler, L.& Bastiaanse, R. (2011). Time reference deficits in Swahili-English bilinguals with broca's aphasia.Talk given at the Behavioural and Cognitive Neurosciences' (BCN) Retreat, Odoorn,The Netherlands, March 17-18.

  • Abuom, T., Obler, L.& Bastiaanse, R. (2011). Time reference in Swahili-English bilingual agrammatic speakers. Presentation at the Behavioural and Cognitive Neurosciences' (BCN) New Year meeting, Groningen,The Netherlands, February 17.

  • Abuom, T., Obler, L.& Bastiaanse, R. (2010). Using Swahili and English to test explanations of Agrammatism. Presentation at the 11th International Science of Aphasia Conference, Potsdam, Germany, August 27-31.

Seminar/workshops attended

  • PAGEL Workshop on Multiple Disorders and Augmentative and Alternative Communication held at Kenyatta University, Nairobi-Kenya on 5-9 June, 2017.
  • Management and Administration of a Speech Clinic: Interface of SLP Practice, Training and Research. PAGEL Workshop held at Leibniz University of Hannover (LUH) - Germany from 16th September – 2nd October, 2016.
  • CARTA Supervisors workshop on supporting and improving research training among promising fellows in the partner institutions, held in Johannesburg, South Africa, November 22-28, 2015
  • Epidemiology and applied statistics workshop by Prof. H.M. Boezen, Graduate School for Drug Exploration, University Medical Center Groningen, November 5-16, 2012.
  • Project management workshop by Prof. Paul Luten and Prof. Menno Gerkema, Graduate School of Behavioural and Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Groningen, May 15-16, 2012.
  • Publishing in English (Academic writing) by Dr. D.M. Black, Graduate School of Medical Science, University Medical Center Groningen, February 3- April 8, 2012.
  • Aphasia Bank workshop by Prof. Brian MacWhinney, 8-9 June, Groningen, The Netherlands 2010.
  • Tabu Dag Linguistic International conference, 3-4 June, Groningen, The Netherlands 2010
  • International PhD workshop on Grammar and Aphasia, 18-19 September, Groningen, The Netherlands 2009.
  • Seminar, Clinical Neurology and Rehabilitation for Clinical Linguists, by Stephan Bamborschke MD, 21-23 April, Brandenburg Clinic, Bernau, Germany 2008.
  • Seminar, Agrammatism: Evidence and Theory, Dr. Loraine Obler, the City University of New York Bilingual Aphasia, Dr. Shyamala Chengappa, All India Institute of Speech and Hearing Language Impairments in Children and Adolescents, Dr. Dorit Ravid, Tel Aviv University June 1 – 30, Potsdam, Germany 2008.
  • International PhD workshop on Cross-linguistic Aspects of Aphasia July 4‐5, Campus Griebnitzsee, Potsdam, Germany 2008.

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