The Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences, established
as part of the College of Rehabilitative Sciences in 2003, is among the first
university departments in Jordan to offer Bachelor degree in hearing and Speech
Sciences and Master’s degree in speech-language therapy. Our department is
among the first on the country level to offer this specialty and our master’s
program is the only graduate program at the country and the regional level. The
program is designed to provide the students with essential academic knowledge,
clinical skills, and reflective practices that enable them compete in the
professions of speech pathology and audiology. Upon leaving the University our
graduates enter the clinical, teaching, and research fields competently.
Diverse theoretical and clinical opportunities to learn
about different communicative disorders are offered by highly qualified PhD and
master degree holders who are with wide variety of specialization. The hearing
courses and clinics, introduce students to diagnostic and rehabilitative
services to children and adults. The
Speech-Language courses and clinics offer experiences related to speech,
language, voice, and swallowing disorders at all ages.
The department of Speech and Hearing Sciences seeks to provide
its students with the highest level of education and practicum in the fields of
speech-language pathology and audiology. It targets qualifying students with
adequate professional experiences and skills to provide children and adults,
with wide range of communication disorders, with assessment, diagnosis, and
intervention services among different sites including the university clinic,
schools, centers for children with disabilities, and private clinics.
The department aims
1. Providing course work and clinical experiences reflecting
pertinent and current content necessary for personal growth and professional
competence in the fields of speech-language pathology and audiology.
2. Developing fundamental understanding of hearing, speech
and language development and disorders across the life span.
3. Emphasizing the role and responsibilities of the
speech-language pathologist and audiologist.
4. Graduating professionals that value and foster
communication and interaction with colleagues for the benefit of optimal
service to clients with communication disorders.
5. Involving students in research activities and encouraging
application of research evidence into everyday clinical practice.
6. Developing professional and educational collaboration
with international institutions through study and research exchange of faculty