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Speech and Language Therapy is a combination of theoretical, academic coursework and clinical practice. That is, you will learn the theoretical knowledge associated with speech disorders before moving into supervised clinical practice where you will learn how to apply the therapeutic techniques you have learned in class. Speech therapists are required in a number of different areas including schools, rehabilitation centre and community settings. Thus, it is likely that your courses will include both theory and practice in a variety of settings.

Topics you may cover

  • Developmental communication disorders
  • Anatomy and physiology of speech and hearing
  • Acquired communication disorders
  • Linguistics
  • Language disorders in children
  • Clinical phonetics
  • Articulation
  • Neuroscience
  • Observation and clinical practice
  • Motor speech disorders
  • Diagnosis