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Complex logopaedic disorders28514/4115/1819/1/17
Study guide

Complex logopaedic disorders

Academic year 2018-19
Is found in:
  • English programme for Health, Education and Welfare, programme stage 3
This is a single course unit.
Study load: 6 credits
Weight: 6,00
Total study time: 162,00 hours
Possible deadlines for learning account: 01.12.2018 ()

Organisation of education

Teaching Activities, Learning Activities, Assessment Activities
Lecture51,00 hours
Self-study103,00 hours
Supervised independent work8,00 hours
This course unit is marked out of 20 (rounded to an integer).
Re-sit exam: is possible.
It is not possible to enrol in this course unit under
  • exam contract (to obtain a credit).
  • exam contract (to obtain a degree).
Special admission is required to enrol in this course unit under credit contract.
Co-ordinator: Van Coppenolle Liesbeth
Other teaching staff: Bens Ann
Language course: No
Languages: English
Scheduled for: Semester 1


We can motivate why we included this course unit in the study program
The research and treatment of people with neurogene speech, language and swallowing disorders are part of the tasks of a speech therapist. In this course unit the student acquires insight in the symptoms, research possibilities and treatment of speech related problems with persons with neuromotor and central neurological disorders. In the field, a speech therapist is confronted with persons with comorbide disorders. This is the reason why the student knows these comorbide disorders and learns to adjust the therapy instructions to the target group (the deaf, hard of hearing, authistic, mental disorders,...). The student also learns in this course unit to diagnose reading, writing and mathematical disorders with adolescents and to treat primary problems on the disorder level and secundary consequences on the activity and participation level.


The course unit comprises the following parts:
Assessment and treatment of speech and swallowing disorders due to craniofacial problems. Cleft types and their causes and possible consequences for nutrition, dental, hearing, speech, language and voice.

Assessment and treatment of comorbid disorders and with specific groups (speech developent disorders or learning disorders with the deaf and heard of hearing/ mental disability/autism,..)

Dyslexia and dyscalculia with adolescent

Assessment and treatment of comprehensive reading

Alternative and augmentative communication

Meta cognitive and treatment programs employable with learning disorders

Assessment and treatment of speech therapy disorders with neuromuscular and central neurological disorders (cerebral palsy)

Order of enrolment

There are no prerequisites for this course.


In The faculty teaching and examination regulations (FOER) one finds the agreements concerning sequencing for this course.

Final objectives

1. Achieve an efficient and effective speech therapy/audiological assessment tailored to the care recipient

2. Achieve a methodically sound and efficient speech therapy/audiological intervention tailored to the care recipient

3. Pro-actively initiate speech therapy/audiological screening, prevention, information and care education

Organisation of education

Lectures with illustrations by film material and teaching techniques

Study guidance

Questions via e-mail
Use of the digitale learning platform


Foreign students participate in 3 topics. 2 are related to their education background abroad and the third is a topic chosen from the list. The evaluation and percentage depends on the chosen topics and will be communicated before the courses start through the teacher.
Possible topics:
Craniofacial disorder
Learning disorders in adolescents
Primary progressive aphasia
Neuromuscular and neurodegenerative disorders
Augmentative and alternative communication
Learning disabilities in the hearing-impaired

It is the responsability of the student, if he chooses to succeed, to be present during the course lectures, to participate in an active manner, to execute the demanded tasks and to respect the deadlines

Study costs

The cost of mandatory written study material is estimated at about 5 euros .

Key words

Craniofacial abnormalities
Comorbid disorders
Dyslexia , dyscalculia in late adolecency
Cerebral palsy , neuromuscular disorders

Augmentative and Alternative Communication