91332 - Speech and Language Therapy in Hearing Disorders

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This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.

Good health and well-being Quality education Reduced inequalities

Academic Year 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course:

Students will know the clinical-care best practices for deaf children and people.

Students will be able to choose and apply evaluation tools, define and plan treatment goals, measure clinical outcomes.

Students will be able to create the best clinical setting for the patient.

Course contents

Screening and early diagnosis in Emilia-Romagna

Audio-prosthetic notes: acoustic prostheses and cochlear implants

Historical information on education and rehabilitation of the deaf, with particular attention to the Italian context

Taking charge of the deaf child: the multi-professional team

Communicative development and verbal language in deaf children

Logopedic evaluation of the deaf child: perceptual and linguistic tests and their application; simulations

Speech therapy for deaf children: rehabilitative approaches; definition of goals; work units' and activities' examples

Deafness in clinical complexity

Counseling to Support deaf childrens' Education: Interventions with Family, School, and Educational and Recreational Encounters

Taking charge of post-verbal deaf people: logopedic evaluation, rehabilitation and counseling


Teacher will provide all the materials and tools.

Supplementary material:

Rinaldi, Tomasuolo, Resca, LA SORDITA' INFANTILE, ed. Erickson 2018

Teaching methods

Lectures, case-study, discussions on videos and articles, practical examples

Assessment methods

written exam

The marks are out of 30.

Teaching tools


lecture notes



examples of working tools

books and manuals

Office hours

See the website of Valentina Campajola