Profile » Dr Karen Levin

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First Name Karen     Send Email
Surname Levin
Gender Female
HPCSA Reg No STA0007625
Nursing Council
Bar Council
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Membership Profile

Membership TypeFull and Registered Member
Date Joined2016-01-05
Available as an Expert Witness?Yes
Available as a Medico Legal Attorney?No
Available as an Medico Legal Advocate?No
Profile VisibilityPublic

Samla Verified Medical Mediator

Samla Verified Medical Mediator?No
Health Sector Commercial Mediator?No
Technical Medico-Legal Mediator (Personal Injury)?No
Technical Medico-Legal Mediator (Clinical Negligence)?No
Name of institution/s in which I was trained in mediation.
Name of authority that has (authorities that have) accredited me as a mediator.
I would like to be invited to observe Medical Mediations No
I am willing to provide my services free of charge for pilot projects No
My normal fees for mediation services per hour R0.00
My normal fees for mediation services per day R0.00

Contact Details

Cellphone Number (083) 264 1697
Web Address

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Work / Business Info

Work Tel No (083) 264 1697
Work Address
City/Town Johannesburg
Province Gauteng


Highest Education Level PhD (Psychology) (Doctoral Degree)
Highest Education Level BA (Speech and Hearing Therapy) (Bachelors)
Highest Education Level BA (Speech and Hearing Therapy)(Master's Degree)


  • Speech and Language Therapists

Additional Info ...

Fields of Interest Paediatric Traumatic Brain Injury
Adult Traumatic Brain Injury
Cerebral Palsy
Paediatric Neurogenic Communication Disorders
Traumatic Brain Injury
Short CV  

Dr Karen Levin owns a private practice in Victory Park, Johannesburg. She has an undergraduate degree in speech and hearing therapy, a masters' degree in speech pathology and a PhD in psychology. She obtained a certificate in "Foundations of Medico-legal Practice" through UCT Faculty of Law and SAMLA, and is currently completing the third year of the course. She is registered with the HPCSA as a Speech Therapist and Audiologist, and with SAMLA as a Medico-Legal Practitioner. 

Dr Levin has clinical and academic experience in the field of cerebral palsy and traumatic injury. She works as a treating speech therapist and she conducts medico-legal asssessments.  She is a director of the Board of the South African Medico-Legal Association (since Nov 2019), and is on an advisory panel of the South African Speech Language and Hearing Association (2014 to present).

Dr Levin has a particular interest in the communication disorders associated with cerebral palsy and with traumatic brain injury. Her masters' thesis addressed babbling in infants with cerebral palsy, and her PhD dissertation addressed the communicative participation of adults with cerebral palsy which resulted in a proposed mid-level theory of communicative participation. She has published internationally and has been on the editorial board of the international peer-reviewed journal, Neurodevelopmental Rehabilitation, for many years. She acts as a reviewer for a number of local journals.

Dr Levin started her career working in the provincial hospitals, followed by a decade at Forest Town School for Children with Cerebral Palsy, and then worked in the Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology at Wits University for 17 years. For a number of years, she was the head of the division of Speech Therapy, and was the Head of the Department. She has been in full-time private practice since 2011.

Dr Levin's academic responsibilities at Wits University included the development and teaching of three main courses at under-graduate and post-graduate levels: (1). Neurogenic communication disorders including cerebral palsy and traumatic brain injury (2) Paediatric dysphagia (the first course in the country) (3) Communication disorders related to severe and profound disability including deafblindness (the first course in the country). In addition to teaching, Dr Levin has supervised many post-graduate research projects, and has acted as an external examiner for research conducted at the University of Pretoria and the University of Cape Town.


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