Help enhance quality of life through the development and adaptation of communication approaches as a speech and language therapist
It’s estimated that nearly 20 per cent of the population experiences communication difficulties at some point in their lives. That could be at any point from birth through to old age, and problems could range from voice disorders to selective mutism, to recovery from throat cancer. But the work of a Speech and Language Therapist doesn’t stop there. It also includes helping children and adults with feeding and swallowing issues too.
Here at Essex, we focus on a holistic approach which enables patients to maximise their independence in their social, academic and working lives. We use a range of learning techniques to help you build your knowledge of a wide range of conditions and challenges. Successful completion of our pre-registration BSc Speech and Language Therapy course means you’re eligible to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and start your career as a Speech and Language Therapist.
Want to make a real difference to the lives of people of all ages? Have a passion and interest in communication?
Our course is a two-year fast-track programme for graduates with a related degree (psychology; language and linguistics; social science; biological sciences; medical sciences or equivalent). It is a client-focused programme which uses problem-based learning methods to integrate theory and clinical practice. You will undertake day visits and blocks of practice education with speech and language therapists in the workplace.
Speech and language therapy is such a varied profession; there is a niche for everyone. Our course prepares you to work in a wide range of organisations such as the NHS, local authorities, schools and colleges, charities, and independent companies. I really enjoy getting to know service users and their families, and working with the community to enhance the communication environment.
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