A total of 12 students have graduated from the University of Ghana with a degree in speech and language therapy.
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The graduates comprising of 11 females and a male are the first batch to complete the MSc in Speech and Language Therapy from the University of Ghana.
They have also become the first group of locally-trained speech and language therapists in Ghana.
The University of Ghana is the only institution in Ghana, and one of the six in Africa, offering the programme.
The premier university started offering training in speech and language therapy from August 2016. The faculty is under the School of Biomedical and Allied Health.
Speech and language therapists provide treatment, support and care for children and adults who have difficulties with communication, or with eating, drinking and swallowing related to autism, cleft lip and palate deformities and stammering.
They also cater for patients recovering from stroke and major head and neck cancer surgeries, for which rehabilitation for speech, voice, and swallowing will be required.
They also work with parents, carers and other professionals such as teachers, nurses, occupational therapists and doctors to provide essential services to children and adults with communication difficulties.
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