The Department of Special Education is considered a unique higher institution in Samara. It provides graduates with rare qualifications essential for modern society – professionals who can work with people with special needs.
- Speech Therapy
At the course students acquire fundamental knowledge of speech therapy. Graduates have mastered education methods of teaching children with speech disturbance, working with families where children with special needs are brought up, training children and adults with speech disturbance in educational institutions and medical centres.
- Preschool Defectology
At the programme students are taught to work with children with special needs. At the course students gain knowledge how to teach and educate preschool children with minimal brain dysfunctions, visual impairment, hearing disorder, musculoskeletal system disorders, behaviour disorder, and speech disturbance in special rehabilitation centres.
- Special Psychology
The degree course was established to prepare professionals who research and develop children mentality with different disorders. Students learn to diagnose disabilities and disorders, to correct them, and to help children and their families. Graduates can be employed as special psychologists at schools, kindergartens for children with special needs, in psychological medical pedagogical committees, rehabilitation centres.