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Professional Articles

  • Ronen Cohen – Community Social Worker,
    Dr. Dana Roth – Head of the Research and Evaluation Dept., Beit Issie Shapiro
    Dr. Aron York – The Bob Shapell School of Social Work, Tel-Aviv University
    Dr. Shimshon Neikrug – Research Consultant, Beit Issie Shapiro

    The article presents the main findings of a study examining the impact of an intervention program among young people, aimed to change their attitudes towards people with disabilities. The program was planned and carried out by Beit Issie Shapiro, a non-profit organization in the field of disabilities that operates at the community level, and sees changing attitudes as part of the process of social change.

     

  • Yitzhak Hirshberg – Director of the Lubner Family Therapy Center, Beit Issie Shapiro
    Brotherhood has great significance in the personal and interpersonal emotional development of children. Brotherly relationships also have an impact on adult life, on relationships and parenthood. The article explains the situation of siblings of children and adults with disabilities.

  • Angela Levine – Volunteer, Beit Issie Shapiro
    The article presents the psycho-therapeutic use of dance/movement therapy as a process that furthers the emotional, cognitive, physical, and social integration of the individual.

  • Angela Levine – Volunteer, Beit Issie Shapiro
    The article summarizes and explains the benefits of therapeutic riding for people and children with various disabilities.

     

  • Adv. Yotam Tolub – Bizchut Association
    The booklet presents a model for supported decision-making, divided into three parts: The first part, the background,  provides a brief overview of the need to develop a supported decision-making service. The second part, the model, includes a long series of elements: the vision and guiding values, outline of the support, and the ethical principles and dilemmas that arise around this support. The third part includes appendices that expand on various aspects of the model: a description of the pilot, an overview of the new law regarding supported decision-making, a background article on guardianship in Israel, and a discussion of the need to adapt the model to groups with particular characteristics. 

     

  • Angela Levine – Volunteer, Beit Issie Shapiro
    Art therapy’s goal is to engage groups or individuals in creative processes that will improve their physical, psychological and emotional well-being. The article presents the profession and its methods.

     

  • Angela Levine – Volunteer, Beit Issie Shapiro
    The article describes the history of therapeutic gardening, and the use of plants and gardening activities for the rehabilitation of people with physical or mental 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.

  • Shefi Mashiach – Dual Diagnosis Unit, Beit Issie Shapiro
    Dual Diagnosis Unit staff
    The article includes information about dual diagnosis and stages of treatment at the Dual Diagnosis Unit at Beit Issie Shapiro in cooperation with Schneider Children’s Medical Center of Israel.  

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    Estelle Slavin – Speech Therapist, Health Professions Coordinator, and Pedagogic Coordinator at the School, Beit Issie Shapiro
    Dana Cappel – O.T Technology Center, Beit Issie Shapiro, Israel
    Bocha is a Paralympic game where players try to throw a ball as close as possible to a white ball. The article describes the game at Beit Issie Shapiro school as a sports activity that, in addition to maintaining physical health, empowers students to develop normative social interactions in an enjoyable atmosphere and serves as a means to improve behavioral, motor and cognitive skills.

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