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Professional Articles

  • Yael Yoshei – Occupational Therapist and Hydrotherapist, Coordinator of Hydrotherapy Studies at the Trump Institute, Beit Issie Shapiro
    This article will discuss the senses and the way in which we use them in order to obtain information from the environment.  

  • 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.


  • 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.


    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.

  • 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.


  • 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.

  • 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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