Noa Nitzan – Occupational Therapist, Technology Consulting Center, Beit Issie Shapiro
Racheli Blum – SLP, Technology Consulting Center, Beit Issie Shapiro
Iris Adato-Biran – OT, Program Learning Coordinator, The Trump International Institute for Continuing Education in Developmental Disabilities, Beit Issie Shapiro, and lecturer at the Ono Academic College
The iPad was not created for people with disabilities, and for just this reason it leads to a significant change in their quality of life. At the Technology Consulting Center at Beit Issie Shapiro, it has been found that use of the iPad encourages motivation and involvement in participating in a variety of activities among children and adults with disabilities. The article describes the implementation and use of the iPad for the purposes of leisure, play, education and communication and lists relevant apps.
The article was published in IJOT – the Israel Journal of Occupational Therapy, June 2015