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  • Yael Yoshei – Occupational Therapist and Hydrotherapist, Coordinator of Hydrotherapy Studies at the Trump Institute, Beit Issie Shapiro
    In the webinar, about sensory systems and disorders in sensory processing,  how they affect the daily life of the child and the family and how the home environment can be adapted to allow better functioning in all areas of life.

     

     

  • Dr. Dana Roth – Head of the Research and Evaluation Dept., Beit Issie Shapiro
    Dafna Raviv-Carmi – Research and Evaluation Dept., Beit Issie Shapiro
    Meital Refua – Research Assistant, Beit Issie Shapiro
    The corona virus, which broke out in Israel in February 2020, has had far-reaching consequences in all areas of life, and perhaps most of all on the health care system. The health professions therapists are forced to face a new reality and rely on the provision of professional services remotely, using technology and electronic means (telehealth).
    This research was conducted with the aim of learning about the strengths and challenges of telehealth therapy from the perspective of health professions therapists in Israel.

     

  • Noa Nitzan – Occupational Therapist, Technology Consulting Center, Beit Issie Shapiro
    Noa Nitzan’s Presentation on the main stage at the BETT Conference held in London about the use and development of assistive technologies among students with disabilities. The presentation focused on implementation in the field, ideas for creative uses, working with the family, as well as our entrepreneurship and app development.

     

  • 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.

  • Yoav Kraim – Chairman, National Council for the Rehabilitation of the Mentally Ill in the Community, Ministry of Health, Israel Co-Director, Unit for Social Change, Beit Issie Shapiro Lecturer, the Department of Occupational Therapy, Ono Academic College, Israel
    The lecture describes the process of self-advocacy groups of people with intellectual disabilities, the way they went through and their participation in the Knesset committee, in which they expressed their will to decision-makers in Israel.

  • 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.

     

  • Carol Kessel – Volunteer Beit Issie Shapiro
    This document highpoints the barriers faced by women and girls with disabilities to realize their full potential. Some barriers are specific to the situation of women and girls with disabilities while others are related to the ongoing struggle of women in general towards equal rights and opportunities.
    The document focuses on areas of education, sexuality, participation and access to decision-making, discrimination against family, motherhood and family life, social policy, labor, employment, violence and sexual abuse.

  • Liat Baram, Social Worker, MSW, Couples-Family therapist, Beit Issie Shapiro
    Grand parenting is often one of the most life-affirmative experiences in the life of an individual. The article describes Grandparents’ Groups  for grandparents of children with developmental disabilities at the Aaron De Lowe Early Intervention Center, Beit Issie Shapiro.

  • Raz Tannenbaum – Speech Therapist and Coordinator of a Speech Therapy unit, Aaron De Lowe Early Intervention Center, Beit Issie Shapiro
    Racheli Blum – SLP, Technology Consulting Center, Beit Issie Shapiro
    Beit Issie Shapiro’s Technology Center’s staff manage a professional blog in the field of assistive technology (AT). The blog includes posts on ideas for uses of AT, applications and technologies in the field of education and treatment of people with disabilities.
    This post is about apps used in iPad and other technological devices for development of pointing.

     

  • 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

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