Training speech therapist
Are you sensitive, have good hearing and are musically talented? Then you are suitable for demanding speech therapy training. Speech therapists treat impairments in their patients' speech, voice, hearing and swallowing. The aim of the therapeutic measures is to improve or completely restore the expressiveness of those affected.
Details on speech therapy
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Speech therapists treat people of all ages who are limited in their communication due to speech, voice, speech, swallowing and hearing disorders. At the beginning of each treatment, the speech therapist tests the articulation, vocabulary, language comprehension, writing, reading and arithmetic performance, but also breathing, voice or swallowing functions of each patient - depending on the language deficit and communicative problem. Together with the assessment of a doctor and the specialist findings, he makes a diagnosis. On this basis, he can develop an individual therapeutic concept and define specific treatment methods and therapy goals with the patient. The treatment includes various exercises, instructions for independent practice and discussions about the course of treatment.
Anyone who is interested in the profession of speech therapist should be interested in working with people and in medical expertise. A good voice, good hearing, artistic talent and psychological empathy are also important prerequisites.
Speech therapists work in speech therapy practices, speech therapy centers, hospitals, clinics, rehabilitation centers or psychological practices. Kindergartens, primary schools, family counseling centers, children's homes, residential and educational homes, facilities for people with disabilities and health offices also need personnel with this qualification.