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Professional Articles

  • The Technology Center at 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

     

  • 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.

  • Yitzhak Hirshberg – Director of Beit Issie Shapiro’s Family Therapy Center
    The article describes the difficulties that parents of children with disabilities face during emergencies, and advises on how to best cope with these special difficulties.

     

  • 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.

  • Lili 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.

  • 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.

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