Specialist Degree in Speech and Language Therapy

Submission of applications:
Admission not allowed.

1 year (Face to face/online study)

Credits: 30 ECTS

Our experience in delivering training aimed at the different sectors involved in Education has shown that one of the most popular courses, due to both the number of years it has been being taught and its well-earned reputation, is the speech and language therapy course, one of the first to have been introduced.

With the disappearance of teaching specializations, there seems to be a growing need for teacher training programs in the field of speech and language and their related disorders.

The academic staff involved in this specialist program includes some of the most prestigious speech therapists. Moreover, these renowned professionals play an active role in the delivery of classes and the practical and theoretical elements of the course, providing a key added value.

Who is it intended for?

Professionals in the educational, social and health care sectors: psychologists, teachers, educators, social workers, speech therapists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, nurses, doctors and other professionals interested in the field of speech and language therapy.

This is a postgraduate training program. It is therefore necessary to fulfill one of the following criteria:

  • Hold a Bachelor's Degree, Licentiate Degree or Diploma.
  • Have access to university study and documentary proof of at least three years' work experience in a related field.
  • Be currently enrolled on the final year of a degree program (in this case, the specialist course certificate will only be awarded after the student finishes this program and providing no more than two years have elapsed since completing these studies).


30 ECTS credits (300 hours)

Type of learning:

Face to face and online

To enroll in the course:

Enrollment can be done directly through the ICSE Foundation website.

  • To identify risk factors in the development of language.
  • To understand and apply language disorder diagnosis and assessment techniques in both children and adults.
  • To create a neuropsychological foundation for diagnostic assessment of language disorders.
  • To understand the orofacial myofunctional assessment protocol.
  • To develop and adapt personalized programs to treat language disorders.
  • To understand techniques and resources tailored to speech therapy intervention for different childhood language disorders.
  • To understand and apply various intervention techniques for oral and written language disorders.
  • To design appropriate materials for speech therapy intervention, using the computer for rehabilitation purposes.
  • To understand alternative and/or augmentative communication systems.
  1. Children's language and disorders:
    • The beginnings of communication.
    • Standardized communication development.
    • Detecting deviations from normality in the process of language acquisition in children.
    • Literacy learning requirements.
  2. The process of assessment and diagnosis of language:
    • Diagnostic evaluation of child language disorders and their pathology.
    • Instruments and materials for language evaluation.
  3. Developmental neuropsychology applied to speech therapy.
  4. Etiology, classification and characteristics of language disorders:
    • Articulation disorders: dyslalia
    • Intervention in language development disorders: language delay.
    • Literacy difficulties: Dysgraphia. Dysorthographia. Dyslexia.
    • Specific language impairment (SLI) speech therapy treatment.
    • Speech therapy intervention with hearing impairment.*
    • Speech therapy intervention with dysphemia.
    • Speech therapy intervention with aphonia and dysphonia.*
    • Speech therapy intervention with PCI.
    • Treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).
  5. Orofacial myofunctional therapy:
    • Diagnosis and anamnesis.
    • Balance of orofacial functions.
    • Stomatognathic system imbalances.
    • Occlusion and facial type. Malocclusions: classification.
  6. Complementary techniques:
    • Alternative and augmentative communication systems.
    • Technological applications in speech therapy intervention.
    • ICT application in language rehabilitation.
  7. Analysis of real case studies.
  8. Development of programs and training for intervention activities.
  9. Internship: 45 hours. *

* Mandatory for face-to-face learning. For online learning, some topics have more hours allocated to them than for face-to-face learning: SLI, PCI, dysphemia and ICT.

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