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  • Lecture of Jean Judes, Beit Issie Shapiro’s Executive Director, at the conference on the Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities, about assistive technology, collaborations and disabilities.

  • Yael Elstein – Head of Technology Consulting Center, Beit Issie Shapiro
    In order to encourage entrepreneurship and innovation in the field of assistive technology and promote substantial social change, various sectors must join forces.

  • 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

  • Mr.  Encarnação describe a study of a technology intended to support the participation of children with neuro-motor disabilities in learning activities in the classroom.

  • Mr.  Encarnação describe a study of a technology intended to support the participation of children with neuro-motor disabilities in learning activities in the classroom.

  • Play is important to children’s development and helps children with disabilities fully realize their potential. LUDI is a pan-European network with representatives of 27 countries which conducts joint activities aiming to study games for children with disabilities. The lecturer descries the network’s structure, importance and activities.

  • Play is important to children’s development and helps children with disabilities fully realize their potential. LUDI is a pan-European network with representatives of 27 countries which conducts joint activities aiming to study games for children with disabilities. The lecturer descries the network’s structure, importance and activities.

  • The lecture analyzes different models of play for children with disabilities, while relating to play with objects and with technological means. It describes how technological games are expressed in the participation of children with disabilities in different games and how play related skills improve, while addressing professional and ethical dilemmas and issues and the question whether various computer game and applications encourage playfulness and other play characteristics.

  • Noa Nitzan – Occupational Therapist, Technology Consulting Center, Beit Issie Shapiro
    Dana Cappel – O.T Technology Center, Beit Issie Shapiro, Israel
    At the Technology Centre of Beit Issie Shapiro in Ra’anana, Israel, we aim to promote the use of assistive technology for people with disabilities and to develop technological solutions according to needs which arise from users in the community.
    The app IssieBoard is an excellent example of how professionals can identify a need in the community and work with others to come up with a solution.

  • Noa Nitzan – Occupational Therapist, Technology Consulting Center, Beit Issie Shapiro
    The IPad is a normative technological tool and its adaptation to the use of people with various disabilities advances their participation in community life, enables them to better realize opportunities in various life spheres and thus promote equality of rights.
    The article describes the many possibilities the IPad offers for people with disabilities. The Advisory Center for Technology established at Beit Issie Shapiro follows the insight into the importance of developing technological solutions for the different needs of children and adults with disabilities and their families, and the extensive experience it has accumulated.

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