The History of Logopaedics in Bulgaria: Challenges from a Global European Union Perspective
The present article summarises the specialised literature related to foundation of logopaedics and the key stages of its development in Bulgaria. Five main stages in development have been identified: the first “pseudo-medical” period, the second period marked by first individual steps, the third period of formative years (<1900–1945), the processing period (1945–1989), and the contemporary transition period (1989–present). Challenges from a Global European Union Perspective are also described and analysed. Students training in the field of logopaedics as well as research and international collaboration are an essential part of the article. It could be said that the history of the discipline and education in logopaedics in Bulgaria is a relatively young yet dynamic and growing field.
logopaedics; speech language therapy; history; development; Bulgaria
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