Departments / Communication Disorders
Department Chair: Sara Meilijson, Ph.D.
Head of Audiology Area: Rachel Fraenkel, Ph.D.
Head of Speech & Language Area: Irit Katzenberger, Ph.D.
Coordinator: Einat Nissim
There is a growing awareness of communications disorders in Israel and an increasing need for clinicians. The Communication Disorders (Language and Speech Pathology and Audiology) program prepares students for a clinical and/or research career in a wide variety of settings dealing with communication disorders.
The program includes theoretical courses as well as practical "hands on" experience in clinics. The areas of study include diagnosis, rehabilitation and intervention in a wide variety of communication disorders: hearing, language, speech and swallowing. Graduates will be able to work in medical centers, schools, universities, rehabilitation centers or private practice in a clinical and research setting. As the demand for well-educated professionals in the area is expected to exceed the supply there are many career opportunities.
Hadassah College's laboratories and clinics are equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and instrumentation. Within the department there is an Audiology/ENT clinic and a clinic for diagnosis and treatment of language and speech disorders. Among the faculty members are leading professionals in the relevant study fields.
Graduates receive a recognized B.A. degree and are qualified to work as audiologists and speech-language pathologists in a variety of clinical positions.
Duration of Studies
||Three and a half years of full time (about 35 hours a week) studies (seven semesters including curriculum courses and clinical practicum).
||Graduates are required to pass the exam of the Ministry of Health in order to obtain licensure.
Terms of Admission
Full high school matriculation and psychometric examination calculated together by the college admissions office and a personal interview.
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Main Fields of Study
- Hearing sciences
- Language and speech sciences
- Health sciences
- Social and behavioral sciences
- Clinical education in audiology
- Clinical education in language and speech pathology
Amongst Fields of Study, Subjects Include:
Language and Communications Disorders in Children: Diagnosis and Treatment
This course focuses on language disorders in children. The course teaches theory assessment and intervention methods. In addition, students learn the effects of many cultures on assessment and intervention.
Speech and speech perception by the hearing impaired
This course focuses on how hearing impaired individuals perceive speech and articulate spoken language. Students learn how persons with hearing impaired use the different senses to perceive speech and the different factors that influence their use of speech.
Growth and development in the life cycle
This course focuses on the physical and mental changes within the lifecycle. The course examines the principles of growth and development.