Program Highlights

Work options after graduation include companies such as hearing aid and implant companies, supportive communication software companies, building platforms for the treatment and training of language impairments, steering, sound and stuttering, companies that deal with accessibility and more.
Collaboration in clinical training with organizations for the hearing impaired, the Magen project of the Ministry of Education, language enrichment projects in kindergartens in low socioeconomic status areas and more.
Clinical instruction includes training at the Ono Simulation Center including clinical experience in the health, education and community systems.


Our unique human ability to communicate through language, speech and hearing is a fascinating process that is at the forefront of scientific and technological research in the field of neuroscience. Early detection, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of communication disorders are the areas of practice of communication clinicians. At Ono Academic College, you will receive, from a leading academic and clinical staff, the tools to become a groundbreaking speech therapist in the treatment, research and leadership of the changing society in Israel.

Did you know that speech therapy is ranked 11th in the list of the 50 most sought-after professions in the US? The capabilities of human communication through language, speech and hearing are irreplaceable.

The studies last about three and a half years (including practical training). Upon completion, graduates must pass certification exams from the Ministry of Health to obtain a professional certificate in communication disorders.

Academic studies take place alongside intensive clinical experience periods (practicum). The combination of them is the key to acquiring practical tools and development as a therapist and professional. The practical training is done during the studies and includes a clinical experience of about 1,000 academic hours. The training enables exposure to the most advanced working methods in the field, in the leading treatment and rehabilitation centers in the country.

The first year mainly includes basic studies, such as anatomy, physiology, English, statistics, computers, research methods and an introduction to psychology. In addition, in the first year, observations are made of the normal development of children aged 0-6 years. These observations are a necessary basis for clinical experience in the more advanced years.

Years 2-4 include more advanced studies in the fields studied in the first year as well as various courses in the core areas of the communication clinician profession: normal language development, language disorders in children, steering disorders, acquired language disorders, basic and advanced audiology, hearing disorders in children, Hearing aids, stuttering, neurogenic language disorders in old age, voice disorders, ways to change the intervention and treatment of psychology, noise and its effect on the person, hearing rehabilitation, and more. In addition, the third-fourth years include research seminars in the fields of language and speech.

Among the subjects studied:

First Year

  • Basic Audiology (A)
  • English for advanced students A
  • Cell Biology
  • Speech clinical experience
  • Normal development of language and speech
  • Introduction to Human Anatomy A
  • Introduction to histology and general pathology
  • Introduction to Exact Sciences A – Chemistry
  • Introduction to Exact Sciences B+C (Physics)
  • Introduction to the health professions
  • Introduction to Sociology and Anthropology
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Analysis of a scientific article and search in databases
  • Statistics
  • Phonetics
  • Basic Audiology (B)
  • English for advanced students B
  • Anatomy and physiology of the nervous system
  • Training for clinical experience in speech – observations in the daycares – practical
  • Introduction to Linguistics
  • Introduction to genetics
  • Introduction to General Physiology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Practicum in basic audiology
  • Research Methods
  • Group processes


Second Year

  • Advanced Audiology
  • Clinical speech integration
  • Clinical Hearing Integration
  • Anatomy and physiology of the auditory system
  • Acoustics in hearing and speech sciences
  • Disorders of speech fluency A
  • Phonetic and phonological steering disorders
  • Voice disorders A
  • Language disorders in children
  • Neurogenic language and speech disorders in adults
  • Normal and pathological sensorimotor development
  • Language development at school age
  • Introduction to speech science
  • ENT diseases
  • Signal processing laboratory
  • Neurology
  • Psychopathology – diagnosis and treatment
  • Practicum in Advanced Audiology A
  • Practicum in Advanced Audiology B
  • Diagnostics course
  • Pediatrics
  • Observations – Maagan project
  • Simulation training
  • Medical ethics and therapist-patient relationship
  • Disorders of speech fluency B
  • Acquired motor disorders in speech
  • Voice disorders B
  • Hearing disorders in children
  • Scientific and professional writing
  • Hearing aid
  • Analysis of speech patterns
  • Stomatology
  • Psychoacoustics
  • Noise and its effect on humans
  • Hearing rehabilitation


Third Year

  • Simulation training
  • Clinical integration in special populations
  • Clinical integration in voice and speech-language disorders
  • Clinical integration event analysis
  • Swallowing disorders
  • Hearing impairment – theoretical and clinical aspects A
  • Interpersonal communication skills
  • Management of scientific research in the audiology seminar A
  • Management of scientific research in the language and speech seminar A
  • Workshop in clinical skills in the treatment of language disorders for children
  • Workshop in clinical skills in the treatment of language disorders for adults
  • Autism workshop
  • Seminar in Audiology A
  • Seminar in speech, voice, and language disorders A
  • Acquiring writing and reading skills
  • Clinical integration in audiology
  • Hearing impairment – theoretical and clinical aspects B
  • Management of scientific research in the audiology seminar B
  • Management of scientific research in the language and speech seminar B
  • Seminar in Audiology B
  • Seminar in speech, voice, and language disorders B
  • Alternative supportive communication


Fourth Year

  • Didactic diagnosis
  • Advanced audiology clinical integration (practice)
  • Gerontology and communication disorders
  • CPR and first aid
  • Clinical training
  • Learning disabilities
  • Hearing aid laboratory
  • Management of scientific research in the audiology seminar C
  • Management of scientific research in the language and speech seminar C
  • Workshop on clinical aspects in the application of measures in treatment – play as a means of treatment
  • Workshop on swallowing disorders
  • Voice development workshop
  • Seminar in Audiology
  • Seminar in speech, voice, and language disorders
  • Psycholinguistics
  • Communication therapists in the education system
  • Cochlear implant
  • Language disorders at school age – clinical learning
  • Communication and language disorders in toddlers – clinical hours
  • Language and speech disorders in toddlers and preschoolers – clinical learning


*Example curriculum and is subject to change

I Believe
Sandy Abu al-Adas After graduating, continued to study for a PhD in Communication Disorders at NYU
The program has the best lecturers in the country. It’s just like that. Their knowledge and guidance built me professionally. As an Arab, it was important for me to integrate into working with the Arab population and they also allowed me to work during the experience alongside an Arabic-speaking clinician, which helped me a lot later on.
I Believe
Dr. Hanna Putter-Katz Head of Program
The remarkable human capacity for language, speech, and hearing is a captivating phenomenon that stands at the pinnacle of neuroscience research and technology. Communication clinicians focus on the early identification, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of communication impairments between individuals. At Ono Academic College, our esteemed academic and clinical team will equip you with the skills to emerge as an innovative communication clinician, pioneering treatments, conducting research, and driving societal change in Israel.
I Believe
Mazal Shato Speech Therapist
"This is a place full of good memories for me. During this period, I expanded my horizons, acquired a great deal of in-depth knowledge from the leaders of the field in the country and also formed friendships for life."

Our Program Graduates Speak

The only innovative and technological simulation center of its kind in Israel, which simulates a professional work environment where you can experience scenarios based on events from the professional world. You can develop and improve your professional skills, critical thinking, decision-making, and problem-solving processes here.
A teaching staff that combines academic research and clinical excellence in communication disorders.
Collaborations with the education system, local authorities, organizations, and associations in activities for the community.
Learning and preparation for work in a multi-professional team of the health professions.

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