Adv. Valery Zilcha – Coordinator of The Forum of Organizations and Parents for Children with Disabilities Coalition, Beit Issie Shapiro
Inbal Aviv – Community Social Worker, Beit Issie Shapiro
The article relates to dilemmas arising in the coalition’s work with regard to the connection with professionals in general, and health professionals in particular.
Lily Levinton – Deputy Director of Professional Services, Beit Issie Shapiro
Family-centered service is a model that recognizes the connection between the well-being of the family and the well-being of the child, and the considerable knowledge that parents have about their child’s capabilities, difficulties, and needs. Therefore, it focuses on developing the strengths and abilities of the child and the family as a whole. The article describes the basic assumptions and central principles of the model.
Shosh Kaminsky – M.S.W., Director of Knowledge Management and Social Change, Beit Issie Shapiro
The article describes a tool enabling a social situation or social problem to be mapped: collecting the information, analyzing it, and proposals for changing the situation.
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.
Shosh Kaminsky, M.S.W., Director of Knowledge Management and Social Change, Beit Issie Shapiro
Einat Noah, student of community work (under the guidance of the director of community work in school social work at Beit Issie Shapiro)
The siblings of children with disabilities come face to face with society’s prevailing stigmas regarding people with disabilities, the result of ignorance, and lack of information and knowledge. The stereotypes and social problems in accepting the other who is different mean that siblings have to cope with the challenges, difficulties, and complex emotional experiences.
The article describes an intervention program in the sibling’s social environment, aimed at empowering them and creating a change in attitudes towards people with difficulties among the children in their social environment.
Amit Adelstein – Clinical Psychologist, Emotional Therapy Center, Beit Issie Shapiro
The article describes the difficulties of children and adults with attention deficit disorder, as reflected in the emotional and mental experience with which they live.
Yael Yoshei, Occupational Therapist and Hydrotherapist, Coordinator of Hydrotherapy Studies at the Trump Institute, Beit Issie Shapiro
Children with attention deficit disorder tend to work very hastily, without paying attention to details, and their work is of poor quality. Hydrotherapy treatment, by means of the sensory feedback provided by the water, encourages children to check their own movements, strengthens good work habits and social skills, and provides the experience of success.
Lily Levinton, Deputy Director of Professional Services, Beit Issie Shapiro, Israel
A transdisciplinary team is defined as a team in which roles are shared beyond the boundaries of the professional field, so that there is maximum communication, reciprocal relations, and cooperation among the team members. It is a team in which work crosses the borders of the different professions. The article describes what a transdisciplinary team involves.
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.
Valery Zilcha – Attorney, Coordinator of The Forum of Organizations and Parents for Children with Disabilities Coalition, Beit Issie Shapiro
Valery Zilcha describes the activity of The Forum of Organizations and Parents for Children with Disabilities that advocate for improved legislation, rights and benefits for people with disabilities in Israel.