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  • 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 describes the history of therapeutic gardening, and the use of plants and gardening activities for the rehabilitation of people with physical or mental disabilities.

  • 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.

  • 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.  

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    Estelle Slavin – Speech Therapist, Health Professions Coordinator, and Pedagogic Coordinator at the School, Beit Issie Shapiro
    Dana Cappel – O.T Technology Center, Beit Issie Shapiro, Israel
    Bocha is a Paralympic game where players try to throw a ball as close as possible to a white ball. The article describes the game at Beit Issie Shapiro school as a sports activity that, in addition to maintaining physical health, empowers students to develop normative social interactions in an enjoyable atmosphere and serves as a means to improve behavioral, motor and cognitive skills.

  • 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.

  • Ilanit Weigenfeld-Lahav, director of the Hydrotherapy Center, Beit Issie Shapiro
    A true therapeutic partnership between parents and professionals significantly contributes to advancing the therapeutic process and achieving treatment goals. 
    The professionals bring professional and technological knowledge to the partnership, while the parents bring their hands-on experience and knowledge about their child’s unique skills. 
    The article describes the implementation of the concept of the therapeutic partnership between parents and professionals at the Hydrotherapy Center at Beit Issie Shapiro.

     

  • Raz Tannenbaum – Speech Therapist and Coordinator of a Speech Therapy unit, Aaron De Lowe Early Intervention Center, Beit Issie Shapiro
    Tal Eisenberg – Occupational Therapist and Coordinator of the Occupational Therapy Unit , Aaron De Lowe Early Intervention Center, Beit Issie Shapiro
    The article describes a sensory group that was held for toddlers from Aaron De Lowe Early Intervention Center the in the White Snoezelen room at the Beit Issie Shapiro. The group was led by an occupational therapist and a speech therapist, as well as three other members of the kindergarten staff.
    The group of toddlers got to know their bodies through different experiences, including touch, feeling, movement, and making sounds, and learned to develop responses appropriate to different sensory and movement stimuli

  • Shosh Kaminsky, Head of the Community and Knowledge Resource Development Division, Beit Issie Shapiro
    Dana Sharir – social worker, Volunteer Coordinator, Beit Issie Shapiro
    Michal Giladi – community social worker, Coordinator of Volunteers with Disabilities Project, Beit Issie Shapiro
    The idea of social integration is one of  Beit Issie Shapiro’s fundamental values as the integration of people with disabilities in various social circles and activities within the community in which they live, including volunteering circuit.
    This article presents a models of inclusion of  volunteers with special needs and describes the existing system work model  in Beit Issie Shapiro.

  • 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.

     

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