言語治療 Speech Therapy

言語治療,同言語及語言病理學,是一門臨床科學,語言治療師(語言病理學家)多在醫學院接受訓練(少部分於特殊教育學院),在高等院校修習的科目包括醫學、語言學、神經科學、言語科學、認知科學、心理學、聽力學、統計學等。語言治療師是為了診治言語(例如構音、語暢)、語言(理解和表達,涉及聽覺、口語、閱讀和書寫能力)、嗓音(頭頸部腫瘤、聲帶結節、肉芽腫)、吞嚥(神經異常、頭頸部腫瘤)、高階認知(言語記憶、聽覺記憶、運算)等範疇的困難及異常,並為病人作出諮詢、評估、診斷及治療。

言語治療師會視乎病情的嚴重性而採取不同的診斷及治療方法,例如行為改變、輔助科技、聲學儀器、內視鏡檢查、物理強化練習、指引及重複性練習或利用視覺及聽覺輔助。言語治療師也會對病人的家屬作出輔導及衛教。言語治療師的常見工作場所包括醫院、診所、學校(包括特殊學校)、早期教育及訓練中心、特殊幼兒中心、社區照護、養老院、私人機構、政府及非政府機構及組織等。

香港目前並無執照考試。執業管道為完成相關學士或碩士學位課程,或在海外如英國、美國、澳洲、加拿大取得相關專業資格。

專業團體︰

香港︰香港言語治療師協會(The Hong Kong Association of Speech Therapists (HKAST))

美國︰美國發音-言語-聽力協會(American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) )

英國︰皇家言語治療師學會(Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT))

澳洲︰澳大利亞言語病理學(Speech Pathology Australia (SPA))

加拿大︰加拿大言語&聽力(Speech-Language & Audiology Canada (SAC))

 

學校介紹:

英國 - The University of Sheffield

BSc Speech and Language Sciences (3 years full time)

This three-year course combines psychology, linguistics and social science to study how people communicate. You'll learn about disorders of speech, language and literacy in children and adults through experiences inside and outside the classroom. You'll gain a good understanding of human communication based in traditional subjects such as linguistics and psychology and will apply your knowledge to the study of communication disorders and their effects on the individual in society. There are options to select topics in areas of special interest within the course structure. 

Our tutors will help you to plan your studies throughout your course. We'll help build your confidence in applying your knowledge and skills through project work and volunteering in our in-house clinic or in local schools. 

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https://www.risesmart.com.hk/college/united-kingdom-1/sheffield-1/private-college/sheffield-international-college/

 

澳洲 - University of Sydney 

Bachelor of Applied Science (Speech Pathology) (4 years full time)

The Bachelor of Applied Science (Speech Pathology) is a four-year full-time which consists of 31 core units and 1 elective unit of study. You will complete 192 credit points to be awarded the degree.

From the second year of the course, you will have an opportunity to participate in a wide variety of practicum experiences as part of your clinical training placements. These occur on-campus and in off-campus placements in metropolitan and country areas and sometimes interstate and overseas.

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https://www.risesmart.com.hk/college/australia-1/waterloo/private-college/taylors-college-sydney/

 

紐西蘭 - University of Canterbury 

Bachelor of Speech and Language Pathology with Honors (4 years full time)

Over the four years of this degree, students gain the knowledge and skills to assist a wide variety of people with communication and swallowing disorders. 

The Bachelor of Speech and Language Pathology with Honours (BSLP(Hons)) is a highly regarded, professional degree with a strong practical focus. UC students are able to utilise excellent on-site resources including clinics and research facilities.

  • Qualification recognised in Australia and the United Kingdom, Ireland, and Canada.
  • Accredited by the New Zealand Speech–language Therapists' Association.
  • Highly employable graduates.
  • Fieldwork accounts for 25–50%, depending on year of study.
  • Students have the opportunity to undertake work with people of all ages at clinics on campus, nationally and overseas.

課程介紹及學生分享:

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https://www.risesmart.com.hk/college/new-zealand-1/christchurch/private-college/university-of-canterbury/