Beit Issie Shapiro strongly believes in the development and dissemination of innovative knowledge, research and practical knowhow, based on four decades of work in the field of disabilities. The Database includes select presentations, articles and handbooks. We encourage you to access the information to enhance your services.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Lili 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.
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.