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Professional Articles

  • Angela Levine – Volunteer, Beit Issie Shapiro
    The article describes the history of therapeutic gardening, and the use of plants and gardening activities for the rehabilitation of people with physical or mental disabilities.

  • 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.

     

  • Angela Levine – Volunteer, Beit Issie Shapiro
    The article summarizes and explains the benefits of therapeutic riding for people and children with various disabilities.

     

  • Shefi Mashiach – Dual Diagnosis Unit, Beit Issie Shapiro
    Dual Diagnosis Unit staff
    The article includes information about dual diagnosis and stages of treatment at the Dual Diagnosis Unit at Beit Issie Shapiro in cooperation with Schneider Children’s Medical Center of Israel.  

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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. 

     

  • 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.

  • 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.

     

  • 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.

     

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