95546 - Role of the Speech and Language Pathologist in Degenerative Diseases

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  • Teacher Valentina Arena

  • Credits 2

  • SSD MED/50

  • Teaching Mode Traditional lectures

  • Language Italian

  • Campus of Ravenna

  • Degree Programme First cycle degree programme (L) in Speech and Language Therapy (cod. 9080)

  • Course Timetable from Dec 07, 2021 to Dec 20, 2021


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

Good health and well-being Quality education

Academic Year 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

At the end of the Course the student has the knowledge of the main degenerative diseases of major interest for Speech Language Therapists in order to improve the patient's quality of life 

Course contents

The neurodegenerative diseases of major interest for SLT

The role of Speech Language Therapist

The instruments/tools for SLT

The communication with the patient

The care-giver's role

Counseling and SLT


Handouts by the Professor

Teaching methods

Interactive lessons, practical exercises, role playing, clinical cases

Assessment methods

Ongoing verification, on decembre, 20th, 2021

31 multiple-choise response questions

Teaching tools

Slide, printed material in support of practical exercises, handouts

Office hours

See the website of Valentina Arena