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Institutional Information: Sağlik Bilimleri Fakültesi
Research Areas: Health Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities

Names in Publications: Sukru Torun, Torun Sukru, Torun Ş., Torun S.




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Working as a full-time lecturer at Anadolu University, Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Language and Speech Therapy, Prof. Dr. Şükrü Torun completed his medical and neurology residency training at Hacettepe and Eskişehir Osmangazi University Faculty of Medicine.

In addition to his work in the field of neurology, he has been involved in research, practice, scientific publication, refereeing, editing, etc. on language-music-brain relations in developmental and acquired neurological diseases and music therapy for neuropsychosocial disorders. In addition to his academic studies, Dr.Torun also held various administrative positions such as ESOGU Medical Faculty Hospital Deputy Chief Physician, Anadolu University Hospital Chief Physician, Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences and Head of the Language and Speech Therapy Department.

Şükrü Torun is currently works as a member of the Human-Computer Interaction Joint Application and Research Center in Applied Education, Anadolu University Health Sciences Scientific Research and Publication Ethics Committee, Health Sciences Institute Board of Directors, Child Education Application and Research Center Board of Directors. Torun is also an active member of the scientific study groups of 'Dementia-Behavioral Neurology', 'Quality of Life in Neurological Diseases' and 'Neurorehabilitation' affiliated to the Turkish Neurological Society. He has also been a member of the GETAT Scientific Committee at Ministry of Health of the Republic of Turkey since 2017. 

prof. Dr. Şükrü Torun contributed to the realization of many "firsts" in academia with his interdisciplinary working approach. He started the first "Specific Learning Disorder-Dyslexia" courses in Language and Speech Therapy undergraduate and graduate programs, and with the doctoral theses and projects he supervised on the subject, language-speech therapists became more and more effective in the field of "dyslexia".

Anadolu University Language and Speech Therapy undergraduate and graduate programs since the 2012-2013 academic year, "Music Practices in Language and Speech Therapy and Music Therapy" elective course and since 2017, Eskişehir Osmangazi University Faculty of Medicine, with the lessons of music therapy in medical education programs. provided its inclusion.

Professor Torun is one of the first three physicians authorized by the Ministry of Health to practice music therapy and responsible for Turkey's first official Music Therapy Unit approved by the Ministry in 2017. He is also the founder head of Turkey's first Music Therapy Department and Master's Program.

Şükrü Torun has focused her current studies on Neurocreative Music Therapy applications that she has developed for physical, cognitive and neuropsychosocial disorders such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Aphasia, Dyslexia, Developmental Coordination Disorder and Autism.