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Thomas More University College, Belgium

Thomas More has a rich history in the field of fluency disorders. It has done pioneering work in implementing cognitive, behavioral techniques in the treatment of fluency disorders and in developing Flemish validated instruments. Thomas More provides 2 experts in the field of Fluency and Fluency Disorders, both having experience in teaching courses on Fluency and Fluency Disorders at SLT department and in working with patients with fluency disorders. The SLT department currently coordinates a network on speech and language therapy of 17 departments in 11 countries in Europe. Within this network they act as coordinator of a Socrates Intensive Program, where the venue alters each year, involving 100 students and 30 staff members. They also coordinated an Interreg III - EU commission program on "Cross border accreditation standards for SLT programs in Flanders and the Netherlands." Thomas More has been member of a Tempus project and of a Thematic Network on Speech Communication Sciences, coordinated by University of Utrecht and since more than 10 years Lessius implements academic exchange programs in all departments.

Website: www.thomasmore.be

University of Leuven, Belgium

Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neurosciences - Speech Language Pathology and Audiology (SLPA) is a member of the SLT network. KULeuven (SLPA) participated in the Interreg III-EU commission program on "Cross border accreditation standards for SLT programs in Flanders and the Netherlands". Within the framework of the Bologna declaration, KULeuven collaborates with KHBO Bruges and Lessius Antwerp, as an educational association. Staff members of the KULeuven (SLPA) contribute to the international Master after Master "Master in artificial intelligence option speech and language technology". KULeuven (SLPA) has an educational program with several guest professors of the Netherlands (Nijmegen and Utrecht) and Canada (Toronto). The many international research projects in the Lab for Experimental Oto-rhino-laryngology (ExpORL) are resources for a state-of-the-art educational SLPA-program (projects in collaboration with Cambridge, Pretoria, Toronto, Austin, Fullerton, Lyon, Aachen, Adelaide).
Website: www.kul.be

University College Vives Noord, Belgium

Katholieke Hogeschool VIVES Noord, department of Health care - Bachelor programme in speech languagetherapy and audiology is one of the oldest educational programme in SLT inBelgium. Together with Lessius Hogeschool they are member of the Associationaround the Catholic University of Leuven. Within this association they groupthree SLT educational programmes. Two of them are BA programmes, University ofLeuven offers MA degree. They are involved in the SLT network, co-ordinated byLessius Hogeschool. KHBO developed Erasmus activities through participation inintensive programmes, ECTS implementation and academic exchange programmes inall departments.
Website: www.vives.be

Artevelde University College, Belgium

Arteveldehogeschool Gent has a rich history in the field of fluency disorders and provides 2 experts in the field of Fluency Disorders, all having experience in teaching courses on Fluency and Fluency Disorders at SLT department, at post graduate level and in working with clients of all ages with fluency disorders. Over the years, many renowned fluency experts have given courses and workshop in the field of fluency disorders at SLT department. The department of Speech and Language Therapy and Audiology has a lot of experience at the national and transnational level. At the trans-national level there is since many years the participation in the Erasmus program. Artevelde University College (AUC) as a whole has a 12 years experience with international projects, both as a coordinator and partner, in the framework of the Socrates program (Erasmus, Comenius, Grundtvig, Minerva) and the Leonardo da Vinci Program. AUC is an institution of tertiary education which is associated with the University of Gent. Legally AUC has the status of anon-profit organisation and belongs to the subsidized private education. AUC fully adopted ECTS in all its study programs. AUC has at the moment 936 staff members and more then 8000 students.AUC has a strong link with COHEHRE, as not only the COHEHRE administrative office is located at AUC, but one of the Council Members as well. COHEHRE is a non-profit organization with an exceptionally active network. It brings together students and academic staff from higher education institutions across Europe. They are committed to promoting learning, teaching and enhancing strategic management. COHEHRE enables opportunities for networking, sharing information, best practices and experiences in the area of health, social care and rehabilitation.
Website: www.arteveldehs.be

Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

Trinity College Dublin was founded in1592, and is the oldest university in Ireland. At present there are over 14,000students and 1,200 staff members working on the College campus. The Dept ofClinical Speech & Language Studies has 7 fulltime staff, 125 undergraduatestudents and post-graduate students engaged in taught specialist courses incommunication disorders and dysphagia, and MSc and PhD programmes by research.It is part of the School of Linguistic, Speech & Communication Sciences, witha staff of 40 who have a wide range of specialist expertise in teaching andresearch in the fields of language, speech and communication studies. The School also has a fully equipped Speech Laboratory. Members of staff inClinical Speech & Language Studies have been involved with Socrates studentand staff mobility for many years, and have been coordinating members of the Erasmus Thematic Network on Speech Communication Sciences, currently involving 17departments in 11 countries in Europe. Staff of the dept have been involved with the International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics for many years, and continue to serve as committee members on its Board.
Website: www.tcd.ie

RWTH - Aachen University, Germany 

RWTH Aachen University - Studiengang Lehr- und Forschungslogopädie and School of Logopedics at the University Clinic Aachen provides two experts in the field of Fluency Disorders. The practical education in the School of Logopedics includes the clinical supervision of fluency therapy which is obligatory for all students. Both of the experts have a long-term experience in teaching methods and published about assessment and therapy on Fluency Disorders. The School of Logopedics in Aachen developed the new curricula for SLT education in North-Rhine-Westfalia, including the curriculum module for Fluency Disorders, which leads to a state diploma for SLT. The RWTH Aachen University - Studiengang Lehr- und Forschungslogopädie offers a diploma for research and lecturing in logopedics (Bachelor-Master program of Speech and Language Therapy from winter term 2007/08), a partner in the network of the Socrates Program, provides one expertwith a priority for Fluency Disorders. He is a lecturer in the Studiengang Lehr- und Forschungslogopädie for an intensifying seminar in Fluency Disorders. Besides his work as a lecturer he supervises students in their research projects in the field of Fluency and Fluency Disorders.
Website: www.rwth.de

Gothenburg University, Sweden 

Gothenburg University College was established in 1891 and is a traditional European university with 64 departments and has the most comprehensive prospectus of degree programs and courses in Sweden. These courses are based largely on the research being done in the faculties. The University also offers the largest overall choice inSweden of advanced courses in fine and applied arts. Today, Göteborg University has about 40 000 students, a staff of well over four thousand, and almost as many part-time teachers. The work of the University is carried out at the level of the departments, each of which is responsible for teaching and research within a specified area of study. The proximity of departments to one another helps promote interdisciplinary cooperation. Research at the Department has traditionally been focused on structurally and neurologically based speech disorders. However, major projects are also being developed in the areas of communicative behaviours and evaluation of intensive stuttering therapy. Equal emphasis is being put on assessment and treatment of these communicative disorders. The Department has a range in instrumentation for acoustic analysis, used to characterise different aspects of voice, articulation, and nasalization.
Website: www.gu.se 

University of Malta, Malta

University of Malta provides 1expert in the field of Fluency Disorders, who has experience in teaching courses on Fluency and Fluency Disorders at SLT department and in working withpatients with fluency disorders. He has carried out research related to fluency disorders in partial fulfilment of his postgraduate studies. The Communication Therapy Division has been coordinating a FP6 Marie Curie TOK project, to be completed in 2008 and hasparticipated in a Socrates Intensive Program (IP) since 2000 and hosted one of these IP's in 2004. The Communication Therapy Division has been participating in Socrates student and staff mobility since 2000, ever since Malta was eligible to participate and they are a member of a Thematic Networkon Speech Communication Sciences. They have submitted a Tempus JEP project proposal that is currently being evaluated. The Communication Therapy Division will also provide 1 expert in local, and trans-national co-operation projects.
Website: www.um.edu.mt

ESSA University College, Portugal

The Escola Superior de Saúde do Alcoitãois a private higher education institute established by a charity institution - Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Lisboa responsible for the graduation and master degree on Speech and Language Therapy (SLT), Occupational therapy and Physiotherapy. The SLT degree at ESSA started in 1968 and it is the former SLT education in Portugal. The graduation degree is a four years full time degree (240 ECTS) and the post graduation (Master degree) is 90 ECTS. Legally only at the end of 4 years the SLT can be a professional. ESSA has taught the SLT education to the highest international standards and has maintained regular contacts with its counterpart establishments at international level, specifically in Europe. ESSA is a founding member of CPLOL and also a partner at NetQues (Network for Tuning Standards & Quality of Education Programs for SLT in Europe). ESSA ERASMUS  for SLT students mobility started in 2007 until nowadays with Spain (Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca e Fundació Univeristária de Bages) and Belgium (Lessius Hogeschool)
Website: www.essa.pt/default.aspx

UCF University of Central Florida

The University of Central Florida (UCF) is a thriving preeminent research university located in metropolitan Orlando, Florida. With more than 66,000 students, UCF is one of the largest universities in the U.S.A. The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders is the largest program of its kind in the country, allowing the program to benefit from diverse faculty expertise, unique therapeutic programs, and research engagement. UCF's Communication Disorders Clinic offers cutting-edge diagnostic and treatment services to people of all ages with communication and hearing challenges. The clinic treats clients from across the human lifespan, from toddlers developing speech and language to adults who have lost speech or language due to disease or trauma.Dr. Martine Vanryckeghem, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, teaches the fluency disorders course at UCF, conducts research in the field of fluency disorders and educates graduate student clinicians in the department's Communication Sciences & Disorders clinic.