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Professional Articles

  • 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.

     

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

     

  • 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.

  • Lili 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, 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.

  • 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.

     

  • Ronen Cohen – Community Social Worker,
    Dr. Dana Roth – Head of the Research and Evaluation Dept., Beit Issie Shapiro
    Dr. Aron York – The Bob Shapell School of Social Work, Tel-Aviv University
    Dr. Shimshon Neikrug – Research Consultant, Beit Issie Shapiro

    The article presents the main findings of a study examining the impact of an intervention program among young people, aimed to change their attitudes towards people with disabilities. The program was planned and carried out by Beit Issie Shapiro, a non-profit organization in the field of disabilities that operates at the community level, and sees changing attitudes as part of the process of social change.

     

  • Yitzhak Hirshberg – Director of the Lubner Family Therapy Center, Beit Issie Shapiro
    Brotherhood has great significance in the personal and interpersonal emotional development of children. Brotherly relationships also have an impact on adult life, on relationships and parenthood. The article explains the situation of siblings of children and adults with disabilities.

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