What is important theoretical or practical knowledge

Theoretical and practical training

Speech therapy is based on interdisciplinary principles. Speech therapists need knowledge and 'tools' from many different areas. Only in this way can they successfully fulfill their tasks - diagnostics, therapy, advice and prevention. In addition to the specific logopedic subjects such as "myofunctional disorders" or "neurogenic speech, language and communication disorders", the training also includes content from linguistics and phonetics, medicine (including anatomy, ENT, phoniatry, pediatrics, neurology and psychiatry), and education and special education (education for the hearing impaired) as well as psychology.

An important training goal is to combine the theoretical basics with the requirements of clinical-therapeutic practice. Each student in the school carries out their own therapies on "real" patients under the guidance of a speech therapist.

Under the guidance and professional supervision of the speech therapists, the trainees develop and deepen their subject-specific practical skills in the school. As a member of a team of therapists (therapist, co-therapist, intern, speech therapist), you will work with patients of all ages and with various speech, speech, voice, swallowing and communication disorders. In this way, the trainees get to know the relevant speech therapy disorders in order to be able to apply their knowledge of their diagnosis and treatment in the practice of their later professional field. The trainees develop their ability for clinical-practical decision-making and reflection, they learn to plan, justify, carry out and evaluate (evidence-based) therapeutic measures. The speech therapists support the trainees in the detailed preparation and follow-up of the therapeutic activities. Each therapy session is reflected on both orally and in writing with the speech therapist. Reflecting on one's own therapies and those of others is just as much a part of practical training as exercises in conducting conversations or dealing with one's own behavior in challenging situations.

In addition to the internal practical training, each student completes four external internships (each 5-7 weeks) with different thematic focuses.

  • Internship (kindergarten and day care)
  • child language disorders
  • Voice disorders
  • Neurological disorders