Hello and welcome to our Speech and Language Therapy Department website! Our Department is in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Biruni University located in İstanbul.
We offer a professional four-year Bachelor’s Program in Speech-Language Therapy. Speech-Language therapists are professionally trained to prevent, screen, identify, assess, diagnose, refer, and provide intervention for, and counsel persons with, or who are at risk for, articulation, fluency, voice, language, communication, swallowing, and related disabilities. In addition to engaging in activities to reduce or prevent communication, swallowing, and related disabilities, speech-language therapists also counsel and educate families or professionals about these disorders and their management. As a result of their efforts, speech and language therapists are able to improve the quality of life of their patients and their families.
Our Department’s main goal in this program, which is in Turkish, is to provide the students with the necessary clinical skills as well as theoretical knowledge to enable them reach the competencies required in this field of work. The most valuable part of the program is the practical experience students gain at the Biruni SLP Department’s Speech and Language Therapy Clinics. As educators, we constantly strive to prepare highly competent graduates who can work effectively with a variety of patients in clinical settings.
The graduates who have successfully completed the four-year undergraduate program can begin to practice this profession with the title of “speech and language therapist” as a member of health professionals in our country. Speech and language therapy is a rapidly growing field and therapists are in demand. Earning a speech and language therapy Bachelor’s degree provides in Turkey, the credentials required to enter this rapidly growing field.
Another goal of the education is to provide the necessary academic foundation for the students in order to create an option to continue their education with postgraduate programs, gaining expertise at a higher level.
I hope you find this information helpful and invite you to explore our website to find out more about our program of study and about education at Biruni University.
Hope to meet you soon,
Umran TÜFEKÇİOĞLU, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
Speech and Language Therapy Department (in Turkish)
Biruni University, Faculty of Health Sciences
Son güncelleme tarihi 24 Mayıs 2022 Sal., saat 17:27