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Speech and Language Therapy

  • Type Bachelor Programme (full-time)
  • Duration 6 Semester
  • Locations Linz
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Job description

It is the aim of speech and language therapy to investigate, diagnose and treat disorders of comprehension, spoken and written language, speech, breathing, voice, mouth function, hearing, swallowing and perception, which can occur in all age groups. Speech and language therapists draw up a therapy target based on the examination and diagnosis and a suitable therapy plan. They apply all methods to suit the patients and target and advise the patients as well as those around them. The therapy thus takes into consideration methodical, social and inter-personal aspects and therefore helps to enable the optimum reintegration of the affected person into their daily routine and job.

Speech and language therapists have a wide spectrum of methods from various scientific disciplines, e.g. from medicine, linguistics, psychology and pedagogics.

Business field

  • hospitals
  • outpatients clinics
  • rehabilitation centres
  • kindergartens and schools
  • counselling centres
  • old people‚Äôs homes and nursing homes
  • facilities for people with special needs
  • own surgery or practice or group practices

Possibilities of further education

The graduation of this Bachelor Programme entitles the graduate to participate in professional, but also in management or pedagogical Master Programmes in the field of the health professions. It is also possible to do further master and doctorate studies in Austria or abroad.