Master in Hearing-Speech Therapy After Cochlear Implantation
Logopedics is developing as higher education specialty at South-West University for more than 20 years. Nowadays this is a well-established specialty within the scientific direction of Public Health, successfully accredited by the NAEA in year 2009 for a period of 6 years.
The Department of Logopedics providing training in the field was opened as an independent one after the separation from Special Education in 2002.
The curriculum structure is according to the requirements of IALP (International Association of Logopedists and Phoniatrists) and also meets the standards of CPLOL (Standing Liaison Committee of E.U. Speech and Language Therapists and Logopedists).
The training is delivered by high-qualified lecturers (professors, assoc. professors, assistant professors with PhD) from the Department and other university units, and lecturers from well-known Bulgarian universities. The lecturers from the Department are participating in international programmes for academic exchange and welcomes visiting lecturers from EU universities, US and others.
The high quality of students' training is also due to mean and modern office and therapeutic equipment placed at the Recourse Centre (1995), the University Research Centre in Stuttering (2000), the KayPentax Speech Lab (2007), and the faculty Centre of Logopedics for practice and research (2009).
At the Recourse Centre is opened a specialized library offering a good variety of books and periodic in Logopedics, both Bulgarian and international issues. Modern interactive methods of training are applied, including multimedia, movies, etc. Practice in Logopedics is run at specialized settings, diagnostic and dally centres, and at the faculty Centre of Logopedics.
Master students graduate in Logopedics and acquire knowledge and skills for: (a) diagnostics of hearing disorders, aiding and rehabilitation; implementation of specific techniques for hearing and speech therapy of candidates and CI users as follows: children with pre- and post lingual hearing disorders; adolescents and adults with pore- and post lingual hearing disorders; persons with multiple disabilities, including hearing disorder.
Graduated Masters in Logopedics are welcomed for placement at clinics, logopedical and rehabilitation settings, delivering services to persons with hearing disorders and/or other attendant disabilities.
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