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firas saleh alfwaress
• Department of Rehabilitation Sciences - Faculty Member

  • Ph.D. of Hearing and Speech Sciences from University of Cincinnati, 2008
  • Msc. of Hearing and Speech Sciences from University of Jordan, 1994
  • Bsc. of NURSING from University of Jordan, 1992

    Book
  • Firas S. Alfwaress, Lombard Effect on Speech Clarity in Patients with Parkinson Disease, VDM Verlag Dr Muller Aktiengesellschaft Co, 2010

  • Publications
  • Firas S. Alfwaress, "Constraint-induced aphasia therapy stimulates language recovery in patients with chronic aphasia after ischemic stroke," Medical Science Monitor, vol. 14, no. 5, pp. 243-250, 2008
  • Firas S. Alfwaress, "Acoustic characteristics of Lombard speech in Parkinson's disease patients," Journal of the Acoustic Society of America, vol. 124, no. 4, pp. 2558-2559, 2008
  • Firas Alfwaress, Emad Al Maaitah, Suzan Al-Khateeb & Zakaria Abu Zama , "The relationship of vocal tract dimensions and substitution of the palatal approximant /j/ for the alveolar trill /r/," International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, vol. 10.3109/17549507.2015.1024165, no. , pp. 0-0, 2015
  • Firas Alfwaress, Fadwa Khuwaileh, Zaidan Khamaiseh, " The Speech Language Pathologist?s Role in the Cleft Lip and Palate Team in Jordan," The Journal of Craniofacial Surdgery, vol. 26, no. 4, pp. 1439-1442, 2015
  • Abdelrahim Bibars Abdelhadi Hamasha Emad Almaaitah, "The Outcomes of Palatal Lift Prosthesis on Dysarthric Speech," The Journal of Craniofacial Surgery, vol. 28, no. 1, pp. 30-35, 2017
  • Fadwa A. Khwaileh Ma'amon A. Rawashdeh Mahmoud A. Alomari Mohammad S. Nazzal , "Cleft Lip and Palate: Demographic Patterns and the Associated Communication Disorders," The Journal of Craniofacial Surgery, vol. , no. , pp. 0-0,
  • Abdel Rahim M. Bibars, Firas S.D. Alfwaress, Abed Al-Hadi Hamasha, Zeid A. Al-Hourani and Khader Mahdawi , "Prosthodontic Rehabilitation of Arabic Speaking Individuals with Velopharyngeal Incompetence: A Preliminary Study ," The Open Dentistry Journal, vol. 11, no. , pp. 3-13,
  • Al-Hourani Zeid, Bibars Abdel Rahim, Alfwaress Firas, Shboul Yasemin, AlShyyab Awni, "Increase Hsp90 in Rats? Lungs Exposed to Self-Cure Acrylic Methyl Methacrylate Monomer ," , vol. , no. , pp. 0-0,
  •  Fadwa A. Khwaileh, Firas S. D. Alfwaress, Ann W. Kummer & Ma’moun Alrawashdeh, "Validity of test stimuli for nasalance measurement in speakers of Jordanian Arabic," Logopedics Phoniatrics Vocology, vol. , no. , pp. 1-8, 2017
  • "An evaluation of the ability of Thrombospondin-1 to predict stroke outcomes and mortality after ischemic stroke", International Journal of Neuroscience
  • "Cleft Lip and Palate: Demographic Patterns and the Associated Communication Disoreders", journal of craniofacial surgery
  • "Language and Neurocognitive Impairments Associated with Hypothyroidism", Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica
  • "Nasalance Scores for Normal Speakers of American English Obtained by the Nasometer II Using the MacKay-Kummer SNAP-R Test", The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal
  • "Normal Patterns of Nasometric Values in Adult Jordanian Speakers of Arabic", Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
  • "Social and religious attitudes of Jordanian parents toward children born with orofacial clefts", International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
  • "Validity of test stimuli for nasalance measurement in speakers of Jordanian Arabic", Logopedics Phoniatrics Vocology
  • Vice Dean, Vice dean, Sep 2013 - Sep 2015
  • Faculty Member, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Feb 2012 - Present
  • Assistant Dean, Dean assistant, Sep 2010 - Sep 2013
  • Faculty Member, Department of Allied Medical Sciences, May 2010 - Feb 2012
  • Full-time Lecturer, Department of Allied Medical Sciences, Jun 2008 - May 2010
  • ARTICULATION & PHONOLOGICAL DISORDERS
  • ARTICULATION & PHONOLOGICAL DISORDERS (LAB)
  • AUDITORY - VERBAL THERAPY(LAB)
  • AUDITORY-VERBAL THERAPY (LAB)
  • CEREBRAL PALSY & DYSPHAGIA
  • CEREBRAL PALSY & DYSPHAGIA (LAB)
  • CHILD DEVELOPMENT & PSYCHOLOGY
  • CLEFT LIP & PALATE (LAB)
  • CLEFT PALATE
  • CLINICAL PRACTICUM / AUDIOLOGY (4)
  • CLINICAL PRACTICUM /SPEECH (1)
  • CLINICAL PRACTICUM /SPEECH (2)
  • CLINICAL PRACTICUM /SPEECH (2) (LAB)
  • CLINICAL PRACTICUM /SPEECH (3)
  • CLINICAL PRACTICUM /SPEECH (4)
  • CLINICAL PRACTICUM SPEECH 1
  • CLINICAL PRACTICUM SPEECH 2
  • CLINICAL PRACTICUM SPEECH 3
  • CLINICAL PRACTICUM SPEECH 4
  • CLINICAL PRACTICUM/SPEECH (II)
  • DISABILITY AND THE SOCIETY(NOT ALLOWED FOR REHABILITION SCIENCE DEP.STUDENTS)
  • HUMAN VOICE & VOICE DISORDERS
  • HUMAN VOICE & VOICE DISORDERS(LAB)
  • LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT FOR NORMAL &HEARING-IMPAIRED CHILDREN (LAB)
  • LANGUAGE DISORDERS
  • LANGUAGE DISORDERS (LAB)
  • LEARNING THEORIES & DISABILITIES
  • LEARNING THEORIES AND DISABILITIES
  • MEDICAL SPEECH PATHOLOGY
  • NEUROGENIC LANGUAGE DISORDERS
  • NEUROGENIC SPEECH DISORDER
  • NEUROGENIC SPEECH DISORDER (LAB)
  • NEUROGENIC SPEECH DISORDER LAB
  • NEUROGENIC SPEECH DISORDERS
  • NEUROGENIC SPEECH DISORDERS (LAB)
  • NEUROLOGICAL DISORDER OF SPEECH & HEARING
  • NEUROMOTOR SPEECH DISORDERS
  • NEUROMOTOR SPEECH DISORDERS(LAB)
  • PRINCIPLES OF BEHAVIOUR MODIFICATION &LEARNING THEORIES
  • STUTTERING
  • STUTTERING (LAB)
  • SWALLOWING DISORDERS
  • SWALLOWING DISORDERS PRACTICAL
  • VOICE & VOICE DISORDERS
  • VOICE DISORDERS
  • VOICE DISORDERS PRACTICAL
    Conference Duties
  • Stroke Day: from diagnosis to recovery, Saudi Arabia, Key Notes Speaker
  • Partnership in Rehabilitation "excellence in acute care", Saudi Arabia, Key Notes Speaker
    Professional Memberships
  • Ministry of Health - Speech Pathologist, 1994, Li censure Board Member
  • American Speech-Language and Hearing Association , 2009, Certificate of Clinical Competence