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.
Ann Gresswell, Aoife Ní Mhuirí, Bodil Fons Knudsen, Jean-Pierre Maes, Mauricio Koprowski, Garcia, Merav Hadar-Frumer and Montserrat Gutierrez Bassas
The Halliwick Concept is an approach to teaching all people, in particular, focussing on those with physical and/or learning difficulties, to participate in water activities, to move independently in water, and to swim.
The article describes the Ten Point Plan: a structured learning process in which a person without experience in water can progress toward independence in water.
Ilanit Weigenfeld-Lahav, director of the Hydrotherapy Center, Beit Issie Shapiro
A true therapeutic partnership between parents and professionals significantly contributes to advancing the therapeutic process and achieving treatment goals.
The professionals bring professional and technological knowledge to the partnership, while the parents bring their hands-on experience and knowledge about their child’s unique skills.
The article describes the implementation of the concept of the therapeutic partnership between parents and professionals at the Hydrotherapy Center at Beit Issie Shapiro.
Yael Yoshei, Occupational Therapist and Hydrotherapist, Coordinator of Hydrotherapy Studies at the Trump Institute, Beit Issie Shapiro
Children with attention deficit disorder tend to work very hastily, without paying attention to details, and their work is of poor quality. Hydrotherapy treatment, by means of the sensory feedback provided by the water, encourages children to check their own movements, strengthens good work habits and social skills, and provides the experience of success.