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Therapeutic Methods

  • 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 .

  • 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.


  • 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.

  • 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.  

  • 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

  • Toilet training is a significant stage in the educational and social process, a stage that reflects society’s expectations that the child’s behavior will match its requirements. The brochure is a program for toilet training children with disabilities.

  • Tsofen Agmon – Music Therapist, Emotional Therapy Center, Beit Issie Shapiro
    Emotional therapy for people with intellectual developmental disabilities emphasizes various psychological traits that characterize the experience and inner world of a person with intellectual disabilities. The article describes the rationale for emotional therapy, the typical difficulties, and the potential it offers for helping children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.


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