Kent Üniversitesi




Welcome to Istanbul Kent University, Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Language and Speech Therapy! We are very pleased to welcome you here.

Speech and Language Therapists are healthcare professionals who deal with communication, language, speech, voice and swallowing disorders that can occur at any age from birth. Our aim is to train language and speech therapists who are experts in this field, have ethical values, follow science and technology, are cooperative, embrace the responsibility of lifelong learning, and most importantly, can provide services without discrimination on the basis of human rights.

 The Department of Language and Speech Therapy has an approach that focuses on students, experienced academic staff and a vision that closely follows current developments in the health sector. During the years you will spend in this department, you will have the opportunity to gain up-to-date knowledge, skills and behaviors in the most competent and independent way, as you progress towards becoming a professional focused on social good.

The areas of work of language and speech therapists are language and speech disorders that occur in developmental disorders such as delayed speech, dyslexia, dysgraphia, intellectual disability, autism spectrum disorder, fluency disorders (stuttering, rapid garbled speech), speech sound disorders, language and speech disorders seen in individuals with special needs (e.g. down syndrome, hearing disability), motor speech disorders (dysarthritis, apraxia), acquired language disorders (aphasia), swallowing disorders and voice disorders. Our graduates who receive undergraduate education in our department have career opportunities in various health institutions, hospitals, rehabilitation centers, private clinics and universities.

The Department of Language and Speech Therapy aims to train qualified therapists who aim to improve the quality of life, adopt a human-centered approach, and work for the health of society and individuals. We look forward to guiding you on this exciting journey and celebrating your successes together.