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Professional Articles

  • 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.

     

  • Yael Elstein – Head of Technology Consulting Center, Beit Issie Shapiro
    In order to encourage entrepreneurship and innovation in the field of assistive technology and promote substantial social change, various sectors must join forces.

  • Noa Nitzan – Occupational Therapist, Technology Consulting Center, Beit Issie Shapiro
    Dana Cappel – O.T Technology Center, Beit Issie Shapiro, Israel
    At the Technology Centre of Beit Issie Shapiro in Ra’anana, Israel, we aim to promote the use of assistive technology for people with disabilities and to develop technological solutions according to needs which arise from users in the community.
    The app IssieBoard is an excellent example of how professionals can identify a need in the community and work with others to come up with a solution.

  • 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.

  • Noa Nitzan – Occupational Therapist, Technology Consulting Center, Beit Issie Shapiro
    The IPad is a normative technological tool and its adaptation to the use of people with various disabilities advances their participation in community life, enables them to better realize opportunities in various life spheres and thus promote equality of rights.
    The article describes the many possibilities the IPad offers for people with disabilities. The Advisory Center for Technology established at Beit Issie Shapiro follows the insight into the importance of developing technological solutions for the different needs of children and adults with disabilities and their families, and the extensive experience it has accumulated.

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