Special Education

Palacký University
Olomouc, Olomouc Region, Czech Republic
Doctoral Degree (PhD)
Study mode
4 years
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Entry Requirements

1. degree in fields of study (Masters…):

  • special education
  • teaching profession or tutoring for adolescents with special educational needs

2. a university teaching qualification with additional supplementary studies in special education

3. passing the entrance examination

4. the capacity for scientific work; backed up with proof of research, active presentation at scientific conferences, specialized publications etc.

5. Selection procedure for the academic year 2013/2014 based on required documents, as follows:

  • Essay in English (topic of Special Education);
  • Project of Doctoral Thesis in English (one page);
  • Curriculum vitae (included Survey of Study backgrounds, Experience in Special Education, list of publications and active participations conferences, main branch of interest of applicants etc.);
  • A notarized copy of Application’s diplomas and the final exam reports from university;


Obligatory disciplines

Methodology of research and statistic

Philosophy of education


Foreign language I

Foreign Language II

Selective Areas:

  • Etiology, classification and symptomatology of mobility disorders
  • Special-pedagogical diagnostics in somatopaedia
  • Theory of educating the physically handicapped, and the sick and people weakened by health problems
  •  Complex rehabilitation of children with cerebral palsy and people with mobility disorders
  •  World developmental trends in the approach to physically handicapped, sick and weakened people
  •  Specific aspects in the bringing up of the mentally retarded
  •  Process of socialisation of people with mobility disorders
  •  AAC systems
  •  Education of children with combined handicaps
  •  The evolution of project opinions in the historiography of the care of people with special needs
  •  Institutional and legislative security of special education
  •  Behavioural disorders
  •  Persons threatened by environment (ill-treated, neglected, abused, deprived, migrants and minorities), socio-culture handicaps
  •  Therapeutic approaches (psychotherapy, sociotherapy and expressive therapy) to people psychosocially disadvantaged, endangered and handicapped
  •  Institutional and alternative systems of work with the psychosocially endangered, disadvantaged, and handicapped
  •  Prevention of dangerous/risk behaviour
  •  Crucial characteristic structures of a person with specific needs
  • Paradigm of re-educational and rehabilitation methods in special pedagogy
  •  Comparing historical and contemporary trends in special pedagogy in Czech Republic and abroad
  • Profile of factors in the bringing up and education of people with sensory, mental, physical and psychosocial handicaps
  •  Causes of pathology in visual perception and its consequences in the lives of people with visual handicaps
  •  Special-pedagogy diagnostics of people with visual handicaps
  •  Specifics of education of people with visual handicaps
  •  Process of life-long learning of people with visual handicaps
  •  Tyflo-technique and its current developing trends
  •  Process of socialisation of people with visual handicaps
  •  World developmental trends in the approach to people with visual handicaps
  •  Pathology of the auditory analyzer
  •  Special-pedagogy diagnostics in deaf education and its use in practice
  •  Development and current trends in caring for people with hearing handicaps
  •  People with hearing handicaps in adulthood and old age
  • Contemporary technical and compensatory aids in the education of individuals with hearing handicaps
  •  Czech language in the communication of individuals with hearing handicaps
  •  Oral approaches in deaf education
  •  Educating individuals with hearing handicaps at a pre-primary, primary, secondary and tertiary level of education
  •  Special pedagogy diagnostics methods
  •  Mental retardation
  •  Socialisation process of mentally retarded people
  •  Special pedagogy diagnostics in psychopaedia
  •  Alternative and augmentative communication of the severely mentally retarded and autistic
  •  Institutionalisation and de-institutionalisation in the bringing up of the mentally retarded
  • Historical development of the care of the mentally retarded
  •  Expressive therapy for persons with specific needs
  •  Drama-therapy
  • Drawing for mentally handicapped as a diagnostic and therapeutic phenomenon
  •  Fylogenetic and ontogenetic development of human speech
  •  Assessment in Speech and Language pathology
  • Specific language impairment
  •  Fluency disorders
  •  Orofacial and feeding disorders in speech-language
  • Symptomatical speech disorders
  •  Voice and resonance disorders
  •  Neurogenic Communication Disorders
  • Specific learning difficulties
  • Organization of speech and language therapy in the Czech Republic and abroad
  • Technical aids for people with mobility disorders, and their use in somatopaedic practice

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