Sunday, April 02, 2017

The Passover Haggadah: something for everyone

By: Rachel Blum

Next week, Jewish people around the word will celebrate the holiday of Passover. In this post we wanted to share various Haggadas with you that we have created or found to improve participation of all family members in the Passover

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Friday, March 10, 2017

Costume Make-a-thon

Last week, Beit Issie Shapiro hosted a costume make-a-thon.  The hall was a bustle of creativity and joy. 30 children and youth with disabilities that use mobility devices, and their families, came and worked together with student volunteers from the

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Sunday, March 05, 2017

Purim is Coming!

By: Racheli Blum, Noa Nitzan and Dana Cappel

In just a week we will be celebrating Purim in all its colorful glory; carnivals, costumes, and more…Purim is a very special holiday with unique customs that everyone, especially children, love to take part in. In this spirit, Beit Issie

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Sunday, February 19, 2017

IssieBoard: A Virtual Keyboard with customizable options. A Collaboration between Beit Issie Shapiro and SAP Labs Israel

By: Noa Nitzan and Dana Cappel

We have been using the app IssieBoard for almost a year now, and we have received a lot of great feedback from users (thanks to all those who shared their experiences) telling us that the app is helping children and

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Wednesday, February 08, 2017

TOM Makeathon 2017

On January 8-10, 2017 makers, professionals, families and people with disabilities gathered at the Technion in Haifa, Israel for a special event called TOM: Tikkun Olam Makers – an initiative of the Reut Institute in cooperation with the ROI community

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Sunday, January 22, 2017

The iPad in the Snoezelen Room – Calming Apps

By: Noa Nitzan

For this post I decided to write about two things I love: the iPad and the Snoezelen® room. For those unfamiliar, Snoezelen® is a treatment approach that combines a controlled multi-sensory environment with the enabling therapist approach. The Snoezelen® environment

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Tuesday, January 03, 2017

Using Acapella in the Classroom

By: Dafna Cohen

Acapella from PicPlayPost by Mixcord Inc, is a free app that lets you create video clips made up of multiple clips being played at the same time, somewhat like a video collage. The screen is divided into a maxiumum of

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Thursday, December 22, 2016

A Little Gift Before Chanukah

Just in time for the holiday, we are providing links to two games that we created for Chanukah. They can also be downloaded from Tiny Tap or JI Tap, an open platform for creating Jewish inspired games and learning activities. 

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Sunday, December 11, 2016

iOS 10 and Implications for AAC

By: Orit Grinshtein, Occupational Therapist, and Rachel Blum, SLP

iOS 10, Apple’s new operating system, includes many changes and additions that improve accessibility.  An overview can be found in our recent post. We can take this new functionality a step further and use the iPad or iPhone as an

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Sunday, November 13, 2016

Print Your Dream

By: Iris Adato-Biran, M.Sc.OT, Occupational Therapist, expert in assistive technology; Coordinator of Learning Program, Trump International Institute of Continuing Education in Developmental Disabilities, Beit Issie Shapiro; lecturer at Ono Academic College

The technological advances that have occurred in 3D printing over the last few years have seen its use expand into many areas including engineering, medicine, fashion, education, rehabilitation, and more. What is 3D printing? 3D printing is a technology that

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