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  • Dr. Michele Shapiro, Former Director of the Snoezelen and of Environmental Design,
    Beit Issie Shapiro, Israel

    Prof.  Shula Parush, School of Occupational Therapy, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel
    Prof. Manfred Green, School of Public Health, University of Haifa, Israel
    Dr. Dana Roth, Head of Research and Evaluation Unit, Beit Issie Shapiro, Israel

    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
    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

  • Daphne Asher – Hydrotherapist, Beit Issie Shapiro
    Dr. Dana Roth – Director of Research and Evaluation Unit, Beit Issie Shapiro
    Dr. Michele Shapiro – Director of Snoezelen (former), Beit Issie Shapiro
    Merav Hadar-Frommer – Senior Physiotherapist and Hydrotherapist, Beit Issie Shapiro
    In recent years a connection has been found between sensory integration and the performance of motor tasks, learning ability, attention, and behavior.
    “Hydro-Zen”, developed by Beit Issie Shapiro, combines hydrotherapy, Snoezelen, and Zen. The article describes three children with different developmental disabilities who received Hydro-Zen therapy.

  • 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.

  • Shosh Kaminsky – M.S.W., Director of Knowledge Management and Social Change, Beit Issie Shapiro
    Dr. Michele Shapiro – Director of Snoezelen (former), Beit Issie Shapiro
    Children with disabilities and special needs can often only dream about playing in a playground.  Park Chaverim, Israel’s first accessible and inclusive playground, Established by Beit Issie Shapiro in 2005,  gives children with disabilities an equal opportunity for recreation and fun. The playground brings children with different ability levels together to teach them how to play and have fun together while raising community awareness about the importance of inclusion.

     

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