Rehabilitation Clinic

The University Clinic is the first state Rehabilitation Clinic, operating within the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences of the Cyprus University of Technology, which offers the first undergraduate programme in Speech Therapy / Speech Pathology being offered at a public university in Cyprus. On Tuesday, October 25th 2016, the first stone of the Rehabilitation Clinic of the Cyprus University of Technology was set in place of the 2nd Pole of Limassol (Limassol Old Hospital - Northeast wing of the Cyprus Red Cross).

 
The building accommodates rooms for diagnostic and therapeutic speech therapy sessions for people of all ages who suffer from communication disorders. The clinic is a training institution, providing students of the Department of Rehabilitation with a model of good practice for their clinical training, which integrates the educational / theoretical experience with clinical education. Leading the way in the field of Communication Disorders Sciences, the Cyprus University of Technology is able to provide clinical services to adults and children in Limassol and the wider district. The purpose of the services is to conduct a comprehensive speech assessment in order to determine the presence, type and severity of difficulties and the potential benefit of treatment. More specifically, the clinic provides speech assessment and treatment as well as speech and communication skills development or improvement in infants, toddlers and children with severe developmental or acquired causes (developmental inactivity, specific language disorders, genetic syndromes, eating and swallowing disorders, voice disorders, craniofacial abnormalities, deafness.). The clinic receives referrals directly from clients as well as from physicians, educators, and other healthcare professionals.  

 
Further, through the clinic, it is possible to conduct cutting-edge research in the field of Rehabilitation in order to attract external research funding (national and international). The clinic has fully equipped laboratories for various types of diagnosis and treatments, state-of-the-art technology specifically designed to serve people with communication difficulties as well as early intervention programmes. It is noted that the clinic accommodates the research laboratories of the department including the BASIC REHABILITATION LABORATORY (THERAPO) , the SPEECH DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT LABORATORY (DIATHLO)  and the Speech and Language Laboratory (EPILOGo). The THERAPO laboratory is mainly specialized in systematic long-term studies in language acquisition and language delay mainly in infants, toddlers and preschools. The ultimate goal of its research activity is the study of formal and early linguistic ability and difficulty in producing and understanding language through innovative research methods and the development of sensitive and reliable diagnostic tools for language assessment and linguistic rehabilitation in paediatric and preschool populations. DIALO is a modern laboratory being equipped with all the current tools in the Greek language for the evaluation of developmental and acquired speech and articulation disorders. Diagnostic assessment tools are provided, amongst others, by Speech Therapy students of the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences under the supervision of registered speech therapists / speech pathologists as part of their clinical practice.

 
EPILOGo Laboratory conducts research aimed at mapping the language abilities of children with developmental language disorders (primary and secondary), at correctly identifying and reliably evaluating linguistic difficulties in childhood, at using Evidence Based Research for targeted intervention and at exploring Alternative and Augmentative Communication services provided to individuals without or with limited verbal communication. Studies focusing on the rehabilitation of communication problems in children and adults with neurological diseases are very limited in Cyprus. The establishment of an innovative research laboratory in the field of communication rehabilitation for people with neurological diseases, in the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences at the Faculty of Health Sciences of the Cyprus University of Technology, fills this research and therapeutic gap. The Research and Rehabilitation Laboratory for Neurological Communication Disorders (RRLNCD) conducts a research activity focused on the rehabilitation of communication problems through the use of new neuronal stimulation technologies. This is about the Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) technique.

 
The University considers the Rehabilitation Clinic to be a centre of social contribution and the only public body for integrated training in communication rehabilitation, with a recognized Degree in Speech Therapy/ Speech Pathology being granted to students.

Rehabilitation Clinic

The University Clinic is the first state Rehabilitation Clinic, operating within the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences of the Cyprus University of Technology, which offers the first undergraduate programme in Speech Therapy / Speech Pathology being offered at a public university in Cyprus. On Tuesday, October 25th 2016, the first stone of the Rehabilitation Clinic of the Cyprus University of Technology was set in place of the 2nd Pole of Limassol (Limassol Old Hospital - Northeast wing of the Cyprus Red Cross).

 
The building accommodates rooms for diagnostic and therapeutic speech therapy sessions for people of all ages who suffer from communication disorders. The clinic is a training institution, providing students of the Department of Rehabilitation with a model of good practice for their clinical training, which integrates the educational / theoretical experience with clinical education. Leading the way in the field of Communication Disorders Sciences, the Cyprus University of Technology is able to provide clinical services to adults and children in Limassol and the wider district. The purpose of the services is to conduct a comprehensive speech assessment in order to determine the presence, type and severity of difficulties and the potential benefit of treatment. More specifically, the clinic provides speech assessment and treatment as well as speech and communication skills development or improvement in infants, toddlers and children with severe developmental or acquired causes (developmental inactivity, specific language disorders, genetic syndromes, eating and swallowing disorders, voice disorders, craniofacial abnormalities, deafness.). The clinic receives referrals directly from clients as well as from physicians, educators, and other healthcare professionals.  

 
Further, through the clinic, it is possible to conduct cutting-edge research in the field of Rehabilitation in order to attract external research funding (national and international). The clinic has fully equipped laboratories for various types of diagnosis and treatments, state-of-the-art technology specifically designed to serve people with communication difficulties as well as early intervention programmes. It is noted that the clinic accommodates the research laboratories of the department including the BASIC REHABILITATION LABORATORY (THERAPO) , the SPEECH DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT LABORATORY (DIATHLO)  and the Speech and Language Laboratory (EPILOGo). The THERAPO laboratory is mainly specialized in systematic long-term studies in language acquisition and language delay mainly in infants, toddlers and preschools. The ultimate goal of its research activity is the study of formal and early linguistic ability and difficulty in producing and understanding language through innovative research methods and the development of sensitive and reliable diagnostic tools for language assessment and linguistic rehabilitation in paediatric and preschool populations. DIALO is a modern laboratory being equipped with all the current tools in the Greek language for the evaluation of developmental and acquired speech and articulation disorders. Diagnostic assessment tools are provided, amongst others, by Speech Therapy students of the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences under the supervision of registered speech therapists / speech pathologists as part of their clinical practice.

 
EPILOGo Laboratory conducts research aimed at mapping the language abilities of children with developmental language disorders (primary and secondary), at correctly identifying and reliably evaluating linguistic difficulties in childhood, at using Evidence Based Research for targeted intervention and at exploring Alternative and Augmentative Communication services provided to individuals without or with limited verbal communication. Studies focusing on the rehabilitation of communication problems in children and adults with neurological diseases are very limited in Cyprus. The establishment of an innovative research laboratory in the field of communication rehabilitation for people with neurological diseases, in the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences at the Faculty of Health Sciences of the Cyprus University of Technology, fills this research and therapeutic gap. The Research and Rehabilitation Laboratory for Neurological Communication Disorders (RRLNCD) conducts a research activity focused on the rehabilitation of communication problems through the use of new neuronal stimulation technologies. This is about the Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) technique.

 
The University considers the Rehabilitation Clinic to be a centre of social contribution and the only public body for integrated training in communication rehabilitation, with a recognized Degree in Speech Therapy/ Speech Pathology being granted to students.