Speech and Language Therapy
Speech and Language Therapy (SLT) is a scientific profession. Therapists work with people who have a range of communication difficulties. Children with problems learning to talk and adults who have lost their ability to communicate through accident or illness, as well as those with feeding and swallowing disorders, feature in a clinician's caseload. Clinicians work with individuals and groups and advise carers and other members of staff on communication matters. Speech and language therapists work in nurseries and schools, hospitals, health centres and sometimes visit clients in their own homes.
SPEECH & LANGUAGE THERAPIST EDUCATION AT LEEDS MET
There has been a course offering speech and language therapy education at Leeds Met since 1965. The BSc (Hons) Clinical Language Sciences (Speech & Language Therapy) leads to a professional qualification in speech and language therapy. After completion of your studies, normally within a three year period, you are eligible to register with the Health Professions Council (HPC) as a speech and language therapist. The teaching and learning on the course draw on a wide range of disciplines including the study of linguistics, phonetics, medical sciences, psychology and disorders of speech and language. A large practical component with a variety of work experiences alongside qualified therapists enables students to put theory into practice. UK residents are normally entitled to free tuition. This course is exempt from the withdrawal of funding for ELQ students. Even if you already hold a first degree, your fees are normally funded by the NHS.
Are you interested in studying for a professional qualification in speech and language therapy at Leeds Met? For more information and a link to the current university prospectus, please click on Courses in the orange menu bar above. If you have any further questions, please get in touch with our admissions team by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We are looking forward to hearing from you.
THE SPEECH & LANGUAGE THERAPY SUBJECT GROUP
The speech and language therapy group consists of speech and language therapists and linguists. We are engaged in teaching, research, and enterprise. Our speech and language therapists are also practising clinicians. Please visit our staff pages to find out more about members of staff and their specific areas of expertise. Our subject group report provides information about our activities in the previous year. It can be accessed from the link below.
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Speech & Language Therapy
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