Vivienne Norman

University Of Cape Town, South Africa

South Africa

Vivienne Norman: Speech-Language Therapist
(BSc Logopaedics – University of Cape Town; M Communication Pathology – University of Pretoria)
Vivienne Norman is a senior lecturer in Speech-Language Pathology in the Division of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Faculty of Health Sciences, at the University of Cape Town (UCT) in South Africa. She has more than 20 years of clinical experience in paediatric dysphagia, which is also the focus of her undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and research. She is currently working towards a PhD in the Department of Paediatrics and Child Health (UCT); the topic of her PhD is: “Feeding and swallowing difficulties in young children with congenital heart defects: prevalence, outcomes and parent support”. She provides clinical paediatric dysphagia services in a supernumerary capacity at both Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital and Mowbray Maternity Hospital. She is also on the Paediatric Dysphagia Special Interest Group committee of the Dysphagia Research Society.