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LICENCIATURA TERAPIA DA FALA ( Speech Therapy ) - licenciatura

Speech Therapeutics or Speech Therapy, an intervention addressed to communication, language, speech and swallowing, first appeared in the United States of America (USA), meant for the rehabilitation of soldiers deployed to World War II and the Vietnam War. This therapy was aimed at recovering the lost faculties, particularly speech, in adult patients.

Nowadays, the scope of activity of a Speech Therapist (ST) is substantially larger, comprising all the alterations in Language, Communication and Interaction of patients from all age groups, as well as swallowing alterations and other related pathologies. This enlargement resulted in the extension of the patients? clinical picture to other areas. Despite a constant evolution in the rehabilitation field, the speech therapist was called up to promote the integration of children suffering from communication, language and speech disorders. On the other hand, the Speech area was itself subdivided, with professionals specializing in Articulation, Voice or Vocal Loss, according to the departments they work for.

Nowadays we find STs in teams of Early Intervention, educational teams working with children and adolescents, (especially in Deaf  nuclei  and Multidisabilities  Support units), in teams of rehabilitation of children/adults, and in specific areas such as Otolaryngology (hearing and voice disorders,?), Orthotics, Paediatrics, Psychiatry, Plastic Surgery meant for the reconstruction of organs involved in speech delivery, Neurology, support centres to junior and senior populations, or in Long-term Care Units


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726 Therapy and rehabilitation
Number: R/A-Ef812/2011/AL01
No. dispatch/concierge: 13250/2016
1º Year
Curricular unit Period ECTS
Anatomophysiology 1st Semester 6.5
Acquisition and Development of the Language I 1st Semester 4.0
Basis for Speech Therapy I 1st Semester 4.0
Biostatistics 1st Semester 4.0
Phonetics 1st Semester 5.0
Linguistics and Speech Analysis I 1st Semester 2.5
Developmental Psychology I 1st Semester 4.0
Anatomy Of Speech Systems 2st Semester 2.5
Language Development and Aquisition II 2st Semester 6.0
Basis for Speech Therapy II 2st Semester 6.5
Phonology 2st Semester 1.5
Linguistics and Speech Analysis II 2st Semester 3.0
Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology 2st Semester 5.5
Developmental Psychology II 2st Semester 5.0
2º Year
Curricular unit Period ECTS
Basis for Speech Therapy III 1st Semester 4.0
Linguistics Sciences and Speech Phonological Analysis 1st Semester 4.5
Augmentative and Alternative Communication 1st Semester 4.0
Orofacial Motion And Sensitivity And Swallowing 1st Semester 4.0
Language Neurology 1st Semester 6.0
General And Respiratory Pathology 1st Semester 3.5
Voice Disorders in Human Communication I 1st Semester 4.0
Basis for Speech Therapy IV 2st Semester 6.0
Clinical Education I 2st Semester 2.0
Articulation Disorders In Human Communication 2st Semester 4.0
Fluency Disorders in Human Communication 2st Semester 5.5
Language Disorders in Children 2st Semester 5.5
Voice Disorders in Human Communication II 2st Semester 4.5
Psychopedagogy 2st Semester 2.5
3º Year
Curricular unit Period ECTS
Basis for Speech Therapy V 1st Semester 6.0
Perceptual Bases For Communication 1st Semester 3.0
Case Discussion 1st Semester 4.5
Human Communication Disorders In Deafness 1st Semester 7.0
Adult Language Disorders 1st Semester 5.0
Motor Disorders Of Speech 1st Semester 2.5
Data Analysis And Processing 2st Semester 5.0
Communication Skills In Interpersonal Relations 2st Semester 2.0
Clinical Education II 2st Semester 4.0
Organisational Management and Society 2st Semester 5.0
Communication Disorders in Neurological Conditions 2st Semester 7.5
Contexts Of Specific Intervention 2st Semester 4.5
Clinical Education II Annual 4.0
Research Project In Speech Therapy I Annual 4.0
4º Year
Curricular unit Period ECTS
Clinical Education III Annual 54.0
Research Project In Speech Therapy II Annual 6.0
The speech therapist works in public or private healthcare institutions, such as hospitals, private practices and rehabilitation centres. He can also develop his activity in other contexts, such as kindergartens, schools of regular and special education, third age support centres, long-term care units, as well as occupying research and teaching positions in higher education institutions.

Application Grade (minimum) 95 points Tests for Admission 95 points 02 Biology and Geology Application Grade (Formula) High School Average Grade 50% Tests for Admission 50% Prerequisites Medical Certificate  Individual Health Survey  Declaration of absence of language/speech pathologies and fluency in Portuguese  Speech Therapist Survey Template 

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