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  • Noa Nitzan – Occupational Therapist, Technology Consulting Center, Beit Issie Shapiro
    The iPad is a device that can help children and adults with communication problems, a range of motor difficulties, or various cognitive difficulties. Using this tool, they can acquire personal and social skills and integrate in the community on a normative level, and thus make progress. The article describes the iPad as a tool for self-expression, the implications of its use for the entire family, and its use as an integrative and supportive tool, at school and in leisure time.

  • Lily Levinton – Deputy Director of Professional Services, Beit Issie Shapiro
    Family-centered service is a model that recognizes the connection between the well-being of the family and the well-being of the child, and the considerable knowledge that parents have about their child’s capabilities, difficulties, and needs. Therefore, it focuses on developing the strengths and abilities of the child and the family as a whole. The article describes the basic assumptions and central principles of the model.

  • Yitzhak Hirshberg – Director of Beit Issie Shapiro’s Family Therapy Center
    The article describes the difficulties that parents of children with disabilities face during emergencies, and advises on how to best cope with these special difficulties.

     

  • Dr. Shimshon Neikrug – Research Consultant, Beit Issie Shapiro
    Dr. Dana Roth – Director of Research and Evaluation Unit, Beit Issie Shapiro
    Jean Judes – Executive Director, Beit Issie Shapiro
    Nuaf Zmiro – Manager of Family Counseling Line, Sindian Center, Beit Issie Shapiro
    Families that have children with disabilities face numerous challenges. Arab families in Israel face unique challenges due to their status as a minority group with cultural traditions that differ from those of the predominantly Jewish population. This paper describes their family quality of life (FQOL) as they meet these challenges.

  • 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.

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