Speech and Language Therapy; it is an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary independent, applied science field that integrates each other. Because of this feature, it is intertwined with many medical and health departments, and diagnosis / therapy processes can be carried out jointly.
Especially with ENT, voice disorders, psychiatry and psychology and stuttering, plastic surgery, lip-palate clefts, orthodontics, dental and jaw problems, audiology rehabilitation, neurogenic language disorders (aphasia) and swallowing problems are followed together. Speech and Language Therapy is a popular professional field in our country, which has emerged among the professions of the future due to the need in many fields.
As Istanbul Atlas University Language and Speech Therapy Department, our aim is; is to train “Speech and Language Therapists” who know the ways to access information, can take responsibility, have professional practice skills, have high reasoning power and can perform their profession in the best way within the framework of ethical rules.
What are the qualifications and features required by the department?
Students who are interested in the Department of Speech and Language Therapy must be successful in the YKS (AYT) numerical score type. In addition, our students are expected to be interested in psychology, biology, physiology and basic medical sciences required by the program. In terms of professional maturity and usefulness after graduation; Features such as knowing how to benefit from scientific data at the highest level, having an advanced communication and persuasion skills, enjoying helping others, being disciplined and patient are important.
What kind of opportunities does Atlas University offer its students?
Among the theoretical courses in the Department of Speech and Language Therapy, biomedical sciences such as anatomy, physiology, neurology, child health and diseases, child neurology, psychiatry, otolaryngology, genetics, orthodontics, plastic surgery, physical therapy and rehabilitation given by. Teaching department competent in the field of phonetics, acoustics, phonology, psycholinguistics, neurolinguistics, cognitive neuroscience, clinical linguistics, special education sciences and language disorders (delayed speech, etc.), speech disorders (stuttering etc.), voice and swallowing disorders. are given by the staff.
As Istanbul Atlas University Language and Speech Therapy Department, it is aimed to provide trainings for clinical practice at the forefront. Both Vadi İstanbul With the laboratories and state-of-the-art devices located in the campus as well as the practice and internship opportunities in Istanbul Medicine Hospital, a rich professional experience opportunity will be offered. In addition, all patient and client groups will be tried to be reached through cooperation with special education and rehabilitation centers. Language and speech difficulties are frequently seen in groups with Special Needs or differently developed groups (Autism Spectrum Disorder, Hearing Impairment, mental disability, etc.). Therefore, language and speech therapy services will be provided to individuals with both typical development and special needs, and our students will be able to practice with these groups.
Our Language and Speech Therapy Laboratories:
Delayed Speech Speech Laboratory, Speech Voice Disorders Laboratory, Fluent Speech Disorders Laboratory, Individuals with Special Needs Education Laboratory, Neurogenic Speech Disorders Laboratory, Voice Disorders Laboratory, Swallowing Disorders Laboratory
In addition, they can enrich their education by making use of elective courses in coordination with other health sciences programs in our faculty, and if successful, they can find a minor program in one of the other health sciences programs.
In which fields can graduates find the opportunity to work?
Speech and Language Therapists; They can work in language and speech therapy clinics of public hospitals, education and research hospitals, university hospitals and private hospitals. In addition, they can work as a Language and Speech Therapist in special education and rehabilitation centers under the Ministry of National Education. They can also work in the aged care center and nursing homes. Speech and Language Therapists can establish their own private clinic, or they can provide services in clinics they have created together with relevant specialists. Language and Speech Therapists abroad can also work in schools and studies related to this are continuing in our country. It is planned to provide on-site language and speech therapy services to students by providing employment in schools. In addition, our graduates will have the opportunity to continue their graduate education and have an academic career.
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