Prof Alta Kritzinger
POSITION: Associate Professor
ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS: DPhil
Early Intervention, Academic Service-learning
RESEARCH OUTPUT / PUBLICATIONS (all research outputs from 2000):
Kritzinger, A., & Louw, B. 2000. A comprehensive assessment protocol for infants and toddlers at risk for communication disorders. Part I: Case History. Clinica: Applications in Clinical Practice of Communication Pathology. Monograph 5. University of Pretoria. p1-26.
Hugo, R., Louw, B., Kritzinger, A., & Smit, G.J. 2000. Listening behaviour in children at risk for communication delay. Infant-Toddler Intervention. The Transdisciplinary Journal, 10(1): 47-53.
Kritzinger, A., Louw, B., & Rossetti, L. 2001. A transdisciplinary conceptual framework for the early identification of risks for communication disorders in young children. South African Journal of Communication Disorders, 48: 33-44.
Louw, B., Hugo, S. R., Kritzinger, A., & Pottas, L. 2002. Otitis media in high-risk infants. SA Family Practice, 25(1): 4-8.
Kritzinger, A., & Louw, B. 2002. A Comprehensive assessment protocol for infants and toddlers at risk for communication disorders. Part II: Assessment Protocol. Clinica: Applications in Clinical Practice of Communication Pathology. Monograph 6. University of Pretoria. p3-17.
Bam, I., Kritzinger, A., & Louw, B. 2003. Die vroeë kommunikasieontwikkeling van 'n groep babas met pediatriese MIV/VIGS in sorgsentrums. Health SA Gesondheid, 8(2): 34-47.
Kritzinger, A., & Louw, B. 2003. Clinical training of undergraduate communication pathology students in neonatal assessment and neonate-caregiver interaction in South Africa. South African Journal of Communication Disorders, 50:5-14.
Lewis, E., & Kritzinger, A. 2004. Parental experiences of feeding problems in their infants with Down syndrome. Down Syndrome Research and Practice, 9(2): 45-52.
Evens, F., Louw, B., & Kritzinger A. 2004. Theoretical perspectives on nutritional issues in early communication intervention. Clinica: Applications in Clinical Practice of Communication Pathology. Monograph 7. University of Pretoria. p17-25.
McInroy, A., & Kritzinger, A. 2005. A single case study of the communication development of a high risk neonate from birth to discharge from a NICU. South African Journal of Communication Disorders, 52:25-35.
Kritzinger, A., & Steenkamp, L. 2006. Communication development of a young child with foetal retinoid syndrome: A seven-year follow-up study. South African Journal of Communication Disorders, 53:39-48.
Norman, V., Louw, B., & Kritzinger, A. 2007. Incidence and description of dysphagia in infants and toddlers with tracheostomies: A retrospective review. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, 71(7): 1087-1092.
Jessop, M., Kritzinger, A., & Venter, N. 2007. Parental perceptions of characteristics and outcomes of children and families in the Pretoria cochlear implant programme. South African Journal of Communication Disorders, 54: 47-58.
Van Heerden, C., & Kritzinger, A. 2008. Parental perceptions and practices of emergent literacy development in young children with Down syndrome: The development of intervention guidelines. South African Journal of Communication Disorders, 55:37-48.
Van der Linde, J., Kritzinger, A., & Redelinghuys, A. 2009. The identification process in early communication intervention followed by primary health care personnel in Ditsobotla sub-district. South African Journal of Communication Disorders, 56:48-59.
Gopal, R., Louw, B., & Kritzinger, A. 2010. Speech assessment material for young children with cleft lip and/or palate in Mauritius. Journal of the Indian Speech, Language, Hearing Association, 24(1):24-38.
De Beer, M., Kritzinger, A., & Zsilavecz, U. 2010. Young children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder – communication profiles. South African Journal of Communication Disorders, 57, 33-42.
Strasheim, E., Louw, B., & Kritzinger, A. (2011). The development of a neonatal communication intervention tool. South African Journal of Communication Disorders, 58 (1), 13-18.
PARTICIPATION IN CONFERENCES, WORKSHOPS AND SHORT COURSES:
Paper: CPD activity, Dept Speech Therapy and Audiology, Charlotte Maxeke Hospital, Johannesburg, 14 July 2010. A neonatal communication intervention programme.
Paper: Annual CHRIB seminar, Dept of Communication Pathology, 4 September 2010. Title: Sensory regulation knowledge for ECI.
Paper: ITESI early intervention course, Brits, 13 August 2010. Title: Screening and early identification of communication disorders.
Paper: CPD activity, Dept of Speech therapy and Audiology, 17 September 2010. Steve Biko Academic Hospital. Clinical tools for early communication screening and assessment.
Paper: Supervision workshop, Dept of Communication Pathology. 20 January 2011. The CPD process
Poster: SAALED Conference, Cape Town, 3 March-1 April 2011, with L Meyer. Community based intervention in the semi-rural context of Hammanskraal
Paper: Dept of Criminology and Social Work, UP, 6 May 2011. Undergraduate research at the Dept of Communication Pathology.
Paper: Cerebral Palsy Eastern Cape National Conference, 9-11 May 2011. A multi-level descriptive approach to the early communication assessment of very young children with cerebral palsy: A speech-language therapy perspective
Papers: Early Communication Intervention: A shared role between audiologists and
speech-language therapists CHRIB Workshop, hosted by The Namibian Speech Language and Hearing Association (NASLHA), at St. Paul’s Rec. Centre, Windhoek, Namibia, 4 June
- Scope and practice of ECI
- Early communication assessment
- Sensory regulation knowledge for ECI
- Early communication intervention
- Information sharing with parents: Searching together to understand
Paper: Facial Cleft Deformities Clinic parent training group, Faculty of Dentistry, 27 Aug 2011. Early intervention and parent involvement
Papers: Annual CHRIB Seminar Early Communication Intervention: A shared role for audiologists and speech-language therapists, 3 Sep 2011.
- New SASLHA ethical guidelines for ECI
- Early communication assessment of children with Cerebral Palsy
Paper: ITESI Early Intervention Course for nursery school teachers, Kroondal, 24 Sep 2011. Early identification of communication disorders
MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES:
Head: Clinic for High Risk Babies (CHRIB), Centre for Early Intervention in Communication Pathology
Developed and maintain an early intervention research database (CHRIB databasis) since 1996
Subject head: Communication Pathology
Member of the departmental executive committee
Chair: Community Service Committee, Department of Communication Pathology
Organizes seminars and workshops presented by the Department of Communication Pathology
Organizes the annual CHRIB seminar since 2005
Co-ordinates community-based intervention practicals for undergraduate students since 1990 (Hammanskraal, Kalafong Hospital)
Co-ordinates the academic service learning module in the Department of Communication Pathology
Chair: Accreditation Committee CPD, Department of Communication Pathology
Chair: Community Engagement Committee, Faculty of Humanities, UP 2005-2009.
Co-ordinator: Undergraduate Teaching and Learning, Department of Communication Pathology
Chair: CPD Accreditation Committee, Department of Communication Pathology 2007-2011
Member of the Community Engagement Committee, Faculty of Humanities, 2010 à
Member of the Teaching and Learning Committee, Faculty of Humanities, 2011 à
Early intervention, parent training neonatal communication development, Kangaroo mother care, community-based intervention
ACADEMIC & PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS:
- Member: The South African Speech, Language and Hearing Association (SASLHA)
- Committee member: Ethics and Standards Committee, SASLHA
- Member: The South African Cleft Lip and Palate Society
- Member: ISEI (International Society on Early Intervention)
- Founder member: South African Neonate, Infant and Toddler Support Association (SANITSA)
- Member: Kangaroo Mother Care Working Group, Department of Paediatrics, KalafongHospital
- Professional member: Down Syndrome Association Tshwane
Developing an evidence-based early communication intervention programme for very low birth weight neonates and their mothers
Service-learning in the Kangaroo Mother Care Unit and the Maternity Ward
CONTACT DETAILS (office):
Communication Pathology Building