The ‘European Clinical Specialization in Fluency Disorders' is a one-year program for speech-language therapists wanting to become European Fluency Specialists. It consists of 25 credits (ECTS). Graduates of this course will distinguish themselves by their outstanding ability, in-depth knowledge and expertise in the field of fluency disorders. The program provides specialist knowledge and skills, that can be recognized by your local professional body as important criteria leading to clinical specialization.
It is the first speech-language specialization course receiving European grants for its development because of its high quality.
The curriculum, compatible with your current workload as an SLT, consists of two components: theoretical knowledge and specific therapeutic skills (15 ECTS); along with specialized clinical training and portfolio (10 ECTS).
The program is a well-designed combination of lectures, clinical practice and home assignments. Lectures will be provided during two intensive weeks, scheduled during the academic year. For the first courses, the intensive weeks take place in April at Thomas More University College and in September at Gothenburg University Sweden. These modules will be combined with several lectures and follow up sessions in the home country of the participant. The local sessions take place outside the intensive weeks. Preparatory reading and home assignments will form an integral part of the course. The specialized clinical training, under supervision of a fluency specialist, can begin after the first intensive week.
Since this program will lead to certification, the different course units will be evaluated. Evaluation will be based on permanent evaluation, portfolio, and specific evaluation moments.
The different lecturers, all staff members of the participating European institutes, were selected based on their expertise. All have numerous years of experience in the field of fluency disorders. In addition, world experts will be invited as guest lecturers.