Department of Emotional and Behavioural Disorders

The Department focuses on theoretical, methodological and research aspects of supporting persons with signs of risk and problem behaviour and behavioural disorders (including all ages and diagnostic groups).
The employees of the Department include academic professionals from the Institute of Special Education Studies involved in the development of relevant specializations.
Department of Expressive Therapy and Personality and Social development
The Department primarily focuses on the development and implementation of expressive (performance) therapy in the education and care of persons with health disability, and on the development of theoretical and methodological (research) aspects of expressive therapy disciplines in the area of special education. These include especially the following therapeutic-formative processes:
• Drama therapy and theatre therapy
• Art therapy
• Music therapy
• Dance and movement therapy
• Bibliotherapy and poetry therapy
The Department also focuses on the development of personality and social competences of the so-called helping professions.
Department of Sensory Disorders
The activities of the Department of Sensory Disorders are performed by professionals in various aspects of sensory impairment – persons with visual and hearing impairment and persons with deafblindness.
The large number of activities of the Department including provision of services, education and diagnosing persons with sensory impairment require academic staff with extensive expertise, which the employees of the Department meet in terms educational, research, publication and counselling activities.
The academic staff of the Department are involved in teaching students of both full-time
and combined study, as well as of lifelong learning courses in Bachelor’s, Master’s and doctoral programmes. The courses are delivered in the Czech language, but the Department also runs accredited courses in English, German and Russian.
The academic staff of the Department are also able to provide interpreting and courses in sign language, sign Czech language, tactile sign language for persons with auditory impairment. For persons with visual impairment the employees of the Department provide classes of spatial orientation, independent movement and guiding.