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  • Dr. Shimshon Neikrug – Research Consultant, Beit Issie Shapiro
    Dr. Dana Roth – Director of Research and Evaluation Unit, Beit Issie Shapiro
    Jean Judes – Executive Director, Beit Issie Shapiro
    Nuaf Zmiro – Manager of Family Counseling Line, Sindian Center, Beit Issie Shapiro
    Families that have children with disabilities face numerous challenges. Arab families in Israel face unique challenges due to their status as a minority group with cultural traditions that differ from those of the predominantly Jewish population. This paper describes their family quality of life (FQOL) as they meet these challenges.

  • Noa Nitzan – Occupational Therapist, Technology Consulting Center, Beit Issie Shapiro
    Racheli Blum – SLP, Technology Consulting Center, Beit Issie Shapiro
    Iris Adato-Biran – OT, Program Learning Coordinator, The Trump International Institute for Continuing Education in Developmental Disabilities, Beit Issie Shapiro, and lecturer at the Ono Academic College
    The iPad was not created for people with disabilities, and for just this reason it leads to a significant change in their quality of life. At the Technology Consulting Center at Beit Issie Shapiro, it has been found that use of the iPad encourages motivation and involvement in participating in a variety of activities among children and adults with disabilities. The article describes the implementation and use of the iPad for the purposes of leisure, play, education and communication and lists relevant apps. 
    The article was published in IJOT – the Israel Journal of Occupational Therapy, June 2015

  • Liat Baram, Social Worker, MSW, Couples-Family therapist, Beit Issie Shapiro
    Grand parenting is often one of the most life-affirmative experiences in the life of an individual. The article describes Grandparents’ Groups  for grandparents of children with developmental disabilities at the Aaron De Lowe Early Intervention Center, Beit Issie Shapiro.

  • Dr. Michele Shapiro – Director of Snoezelen (former), Beit Issie Shapiro
    Prof. Harold D. Sgan-Cohen DMD MPH – The Hebrew University-Hadassah Faculty of Dental Medicine, Jerusalem
    Prof. Shula Parush – School of Occupational Therapy, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
    Prof. Raphael N. Melmed – Israel S. Wechsler Professor Emeritus of Medical Education
    The objective of the article is to examine the influence of a sensory adapted dental environment on the behavior and arousal levels of typical children in comparison to children with developmental disability during dental hygiene care.

  • Carol Kessel – Volunteer Beit Issie Shapiro
    This document highpoints the barriers faced by women and girls with disabilities to realize their full potential. Some barriers are specific to the situation of women and girls with disabilities while others are related to the ongoing struggle of women in general towards equal rights and opportunities.
    The document focuses on areas of education, sexuality, participation and access to decision-making, discrimination against family, motherhood and family life, social policy, labor, employment, violence and sexual abuse.

  • Dr. Michele Shapiro – Former head of the Snoezelen Field, Beit Issie Shapiro
    Prof. Shula Parush – School of Occupational Therapy, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
    Prof. Manfred Green – School of Public Health, University of Haifa
    Dr. Dana Roth – Head of the Research and Evaluation Dept., Beit Issie Shapiro
    This study examines the short-term effectiveness of Snoezelen intervention amongst children with mid to severe intellectual disability that display non – adaptive behavior .

  • Raz Tannenbaum – Speech Therapist and Coordinator of a Speech Therapy unit, Aaron De Lowe Early Intervention Center, Beit Issie Shapiro
    Racheli Blum – SLP, Technology Consulting Center, Beit Issie Shapiro
    Beit Issie Shapiro’s Technology Center’s staff manage a professional blog in the field of assistive technology (AT). The blog includes posts on ideas for uses of AT, applications and technologies in the field of education and treatment of people with disabilities.
    This post is about apps used in iPad and other technological devices for development of pointing.

     

  • Noa Nitzan – Occupational Therapist, Technology Consulting Center, Beit Issie Shapiro
    Noa Nitzan’s Presentation on the main stage at the BETT Conference held in London about the use and development of assistive technologies among students with disabilities. The presentation focused on implementation in the field, ideas for creative uses, working with the family, as well as our entrepreneurship and app development.

     

  • Raz Tannenbaum – Speech Therapist and Coordinator of a Speech Therapy unit, Aaron De Lowe Early Intervention Center, Beit Issie Shapiro
    Tal Eisenberg – Occupational Therapist and Coordinator of the Occupational Therapy Unit , Aaron De Lowe Early Intervention Center, Beit Issie Shapiro
    The article describes a sensory group that was held for toddlers from Aaron De Lowe Early Intervention Center the in the White Snoezelen room at the Beit Issie Shapiro. The group was led by an occupational therapist and a speech therapist, as well as three other members of the kindergarten staff.
    The group of toddlers got to know their bodies through different experiences, including touch, feeling, movement, and making sounds, and learned to develop responses appropriate to different sensory and movement stimuli

  • Yoav Kraim – Chairman, National Council for the Rehabilitation of the Mentally Ill in the Community, Ministry of Health, Israel Co-Director, Unit for Social Change, Beit Issie Shapiro Lecturer, the Department of Occupational Therapy, Ono Academic College, Israel
    The lecture describes the process of self-advocacy groups of people with intellectual disabilities, the way they went through and their participation in the Knesset committee, in which they expressed their will to decision-makers in Israel.

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