Speech-language therapists (SLTs) work to prevent, assess, diagnose, and treat speech, voice, language, social communication, cognitive-communication, and swallowing disorders in children and adults.
Through clinical and scientific work, SLPs act as members of professional medical teams to increase the quality of life for a diverse population of varying age and health status including healthy individuals, patients and people with special needs. Speech and language therapy is recognized as a legitimate and autonomous occupation in Turkey as well as all over the world.
Our aim is to train speech and language therapy experts who follow the scientific developments and advances in technology and integrate this knowledge to their clinical practice, with an awareness of occupational ethics and values and eagerness for collaboration while practicing their profession with the highest level of competence to increase the quality of life of their clients.
Our program is designed with a focus on clinical practice provided through the hands-on applications and clinical practicum delivered at classes and clinical practice laboratories. Our graduates receive the “Speech and Language Therapist” title upon graduation.
Speech and language pathology is among the most preferred career paths in the health sciences area all over the world. Although it is a new the field in Turkey, it is among the careers with the highest rate of employment opportunities. Our graduates can be employed primarily at public and private hospitals, universities and educational institutions, therapy/rehabilitation and special education centers, public health, preventive and protective health institutions as well as choosing private practice.