Ta formation en bref
The strengths of the Bachelor in Speech Therapy
- Do you love working with people?
- Are you interested in everything to do with the written and oral language?
- Would you like to work in a team environment, along with specialists from different disciplines?
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The importance of French
Language, in its written and oral forms is the speech therapist’s principal tool. Several block 1 teaching units are devoted to improving students’ written and spoken proficiency.
Students need to attain the target levels of proficiency to be eligible to do the work placements in subsequent year blocks.
A career as a Speech Therapist
The Speech Therapist is a therapist for communication and language in the general sense of the term. The Speech therapist’s areas of expertise are numerous and include all pathologies affecting oral language, voice, written language, logical-mathematical disorders, swallowing and cognitive disorders, whatever their origin, in children, adolescents, adults and the elderly.
The intervention of a speech therapist is part of a prevention and assessment approach for the disorders mentioned above. Their objective is also to develop, restore and/or preserve the communication skills of the patients entrusted to them.
To do this, they take into account the life context and the patient's goals. They also use scientific data and show respect, kindness and empathy, which are universal professional values.
The Programme of StudyProgramme
3 years - 180 credits
The speech therapy training programme at the Haute Ecole Léonard de Vinci is innovative and unique in the Belgian higher education landscape. Structured in three annual blocks, the training is based on a series of challenges and projects carried out by students, who must draw on their practical and theoretical courses to complete them; The challenges reflect the professional skills that every speech therapist must master to enter the profession.
The aim is to study normal human language. Students experience authentic situations that allow them to reflect on their professional identity, they study the specific tools of but also the implementation of thought processes and practices specific to speech therapy.
Through work placements, practicals and theory work, students develop a core set of skills related to the evaluation of language and communication, including the conduction of therapeutic interviews, the development of the hypothetico-deductive method and deontology.
During graduation year, two full days per week are devoted to interdisciplinary work experience in the prevention and treatment of disorders in the field of speech and language therapy in children, adults and adolescents. The course ends with the completion of a final year dissertation developed in a real professional context.