Degree in Speech Therapy

About:

The Speech Language Therapy Course prepares professionals to work in the areas of prevention, identification, diagnosis and intervention of communication, language, speech and swallowing disorders. Along with the development of professional competencies in these areas, students are involved in research and management projects related to the field of Speech Language Therapy.

The intervention of speech language therapists ( SLT) may occur at any age in the life of their clients, and involves quite often the interaction with other specialists (teachers, doctors, psychologists or other therapists). Whenever needed, the SLT works in straight cooperation with the client’s families in order to promote client’s integration both in the family and in the community.

Goals

The objective of this training proposal is the integrated development of professional competences, by combining levels of theory, attitude and practice.
The theoretical curricular units contribute to frame the options made in the analysis of professional cases, substantiating the practice based on the evidence. The curricular units of personal and professional nature aim to develop the essential soft skills.

In the curricular units of practice are trained specific techniques inherent to the exercise of the profession.

Accreditation

Course accredited by A3ES 
More Information: A3ES Accreditation

Professional Outcomes

Speech-language therapists provide care in various areas related to human communication including voice, articulation, fluency, swallowing language and communication disorders. Professional intervention may occur in different settings, such as Hospitals, Health Care Centres, Rehabilitation Centres, Clinics and Private Care Centres, Schools and Kindergartens, Early Intervention Teams, Special Education Institutions, Support Services to Elderly People, Companies, Education and Research Centres.

Reasons for choosing the ESS / IPS Speech Therapy Degree course:

(i) has a strong practical component,

(ii) provides clinical teaching in different intervention contexts and with different populations,

(iii) teach practices based on scientific evidence,

(iv) prepares its students for the new challenges of the profession, both in terms of diversity of areas of intervention and in terms of the development of more general and multi-purpose professional skills,

(v) stimulates the ability to develop autonomous but also collaborative work,

(vi) invests in the personal, attitudinal and professional development of the student,

(vii) offers numerous opportunities for internationalization (short, medium or long term) and

(viii) demonstrates proximity in the teacher-student relationship.

Course Coordinator:

Dina Alves

For more information’s please contact us:
Tel. (+351) 265 709 331
Email: infonull@ess.ips.pt