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Professional Articles

  • Dafna Kleinman – Director of Development and Social Change division, Beit Issie Shapiro
    Majda Mar’i – Director of Sindian Early Intervention Center, Beit Issie Shapiro
    The document describes an early intervention program in homes of families of children with disabilities up to the age of 3, in the Arab community in Israel. The program was implemented by the Sindian Center in Kalansua, which is part of Beit Issie Shapiro.

  • Laura Marciano – Mother
    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 Wizzybuga – combination between a toy and a powered wheelchair.

  • Anat Lahav – M.Sc. P.T., physical therapist specializing in rehabilitation and child development. 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 Head Support to Promote Participation, Learning, and Motor Control.

     

  • 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.

     

  • Ronen Cohen – Community Social Worker,
    Dr. Dana Roth – Head of the Research and Evaluation Dept., Beit Issie Shapiro
    Dr. Aron York – The Bob Shapell School of Social Work, Tel-Aviv University
    Dr. Shimshon Neikrug – Research Consultant, Beit Issie Shapiro

    The article presents the main findings of a study examining the impact of an intervention program among young people, aimed to change their attitudes towards people with disabilities. The program was planned and carried out by Beit Issie Shapiro, a non-profit organization in the field of disabilities that operates at the community level, and sees changing attitudes as part of the process of social change.

     

  • 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.

     

  • Adv. Yotam Tolub – Bizchut Association
    The booklet presents a model for supported decision-making, divided into three parts: The first part, the background,  provides a brief overview of the need to develop a supported decision-making service. The second part, the model, includes a long series of elements: the vision and guiding values, outline of the support, and the ethical principles and dilemmas that arise around this support. The third part includes appendices that expand on various aspects of the model: a description of the pilot, an overview of the new law regarding supported decision-making, a background article on guardianship in Israel, and a discussion of the need to adapt the model to groups with particular characteristics. 

     

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