PhDr. Lenka Doležalová, Ph.D.
Bachelor's degree in full-time or combined form. The language of instruction is Czech.
The programme can be studied only as a single subject.
The current concept of the education of pupils with special educational needs is aimed at an inclusive approach, concerning a complex interdisciplinary approach. Diagnosis, intervention, education, and counselling are provided by special needs teachers not only in the field of education, but also within the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs.
The goal of the bachelor's study program Speech Therapy is to prepare graduates so that they can use in practice procedures for working with the target group of children/pupils/persons with impaired communication ability (special educational needs) and to orient themselves in intervention approaches and in the possibilities of support across age categories in the Ministry of Education, Labor and Social Affairs.
“Speech adn Language Therapy – the field of Special Education with the largest interdisciplinary overlap”
The program is implemented in the forms of full time attendance and combined studies. It is internally divided into two levels of subjects: A Special Educational Diagnostics (in Speech Therapy, for Hearing Impairment, Visual Impairment or Physical Disability), B Communication and Simulation Techniques (in Speech Therapy, for Hearing Impairment, Visual Impairment or Physical Disability) with sufficient hours of diagnostic and interventional practices.
The structure and content of the lectures, seminars and practices in the study program reflects the requirements of the Act No. 563/2004 Coll., On Teaching Staff and its Amendment No. 379/2015 Coll.
The Speech Therapy study program is one of the study programs enabling to become a pedagogical staff, which is included in the fields of education as non-teaching pedagogy, teaching and psychology in the Government Order no. 275/2016 Coll., On the Fields of Study in Higher Education.
The obligatory part of the bachelor's study program Speech Therapy is a teaching practice, which is realized as a special educational practice (continuous, for 10 weeks every Friday, 4 hours a day, 40 hours) in the 4th semester, a special educational diagnostic practice (4 weeks, 80 hours) with a reflective seminar in the 5th semester, and a special educational intervention practice (4 weeks with a reflective seminar in the 6th semester, 80 hours).
The practice is spread over three semesters. The department provides students with the workplaces it has been cooperating with for a long time. The students can obtain the practice there.
The aim of the continuous practice is to acquaint with the basic procedures used within the Speech Therapy in special schools and facilities in the place of student's residence. The aim of the special educational diagnostic practice is to acquaint with the basic diagnostic procedures used within the Speech Therapy and the treatment of hearing impairment. The aim of the special educational intervention practice is to acquaint with the basic procedures used within the Speech Therapy and the treatment of hearing impairment in special schools and facilities in the place of student's residence.
The employment of the graduates from the bachelor's study program Speech Therapy is assumed in the positions of the assistants in education and social affairs. They are here in a personal contact with children, pupils or adults with disabilities. The graduate is also ready for the communication and cooperation with parents of children and pupils, and teachers from special and regular schools.
The assistant is employed in helping professions and is able to work under the professional supervision of a qualified special needs teacher - a speech therapist, who is a graduate of a master's study program Special Education or Speech Therapy (state exams from Speech Therapy, Hearing Impairment and Special Education).
Students have a pre-defined list of required courses, which are supplemented with selective and elective courses. The student pays full attention to the single field of study chosen.
An example of your study plan:
The graduate of the bachelor's study program Speech Therapy may (after fulfilling the entrance conditions) continue his/her studies in the master's study program Speech Therapy, in the master's study program Special Education.
|Provided by||Faculty of Education|
|Type of studies||Bachelor's|
|Study options||single-subject studies||Yes|
|single-subject studies with specialization||No|
|Standard length of studies||3 years|
|Language of instruction||Czech|
This study programme is supported from MUNI 4.0, no CZ.02.2.69/0.0/0.0/16_015/0002418