First cycle degree in

Speech and language therapy

Class: L/SNT2 - Health professions for rehabilitation

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Class L/SNT2 - Health professions for rehabilitation
Duration 3 years
Branch Padova
Language Italian
Tuition fees and scholarships
Programme coordinator PATRIZIA TREVISI
Access Restricted
Reference structures Department of neurosciences, School of medicine

This course will prepare you in becoming a speech therapist, a professional who works in the field of re-education and rehabilitation of issues related to verbal and non-verbal communication, and swallowing. You will learn to distinguish speech disorders (such as stuttering, dyslexia, or aphasia) by evaluating and quantifying symptoms. The practical approach to the course will allow you to master the main tests and tools of the profession by evaluating the effectiveness of treatments, and discovering the techniques needed to correct the defects of language and swallowing. The course will allow you to directly enter the workforce and carry out activities both as a freelancer and as an employee in public or private structures in collaboration with multiple professionals (including doctors, psychologists, and physiotherapists).

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Characteristics and objectives
Logopedics is devoted to the diagnosis and therapy of communication, speech, spoken and written language, learning, voice, swallowing, and hearing disorders and all related phenomena.
The newly graduated Speech Therapist will be able to identify language and communication disorders in early childhood, in adulthood and elderly. He/she will be able to assess impairments, to handle them by using suitable rehabilitation methods and to evaluate patient's improvements after the intervention.
His/her objective is also to help the patient self-managing his/her disorder through prevention, educational intervention and therapy. Indeed, in the long term he/she aims to offer to the patient a higher quality of life and more participation in everyday life and work.
Speech therapist supports patients of all ages and their relatives. Moreover, he will learn how to deal and cooperate with other health professionals to provide a better and more effective intervention.

Occupational opportunities
After Bachelor degree speech therapists can be self-employed or employed in medical practices, various medical institutions, hospitals, and even at patient's home.
They are particularly active in healthcare, for example health promotion, prevention, therapy, and rehabilitation in all fields described in the Speech Therapist's core competence and curriculum.

From Bachelor's degree to Master's degree
The Speech therapy degree gives access to the Master degree in 'Rehabilitative Science of Health care studies' or 'Linguistic studies' as it will be explained in the specific admission notice.