Prof. Michael Stein – Executive Director, Harvard Law School Project on Disability, USA
Yoav Kraiem – Director Community Development and Social Change Unit, Beit Shapiro Issie, Israel
Sampada Shevde – Director Perkins, India
Dominique Dix-Peek – Research and Impact Executive, Afrika Tikkun Foundation, South Africa
Sabine Weinberger – Communication & Project Development, ICP Foundation of Munich, Germany
Doris Schüssl – Head of Corporate Development, ICP Foundation of Munich, Germany
This panel, hosted by Beit Issie Shapiro and the Harvard Law School Project on Disability, at the COSP CRPD 2022, discusses innovative approaches and models to early childhood education that provide an appropriate response to both of these fundamental rights.
Dr. Miri Keren – Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
Shir Maayan Ziv – MA, Developmental Psychologist
The review of the literature written on early psychological intervention in toddlers with disabilities deals with the great importance of proper diagnosis and treatment to alleviate the burdensome difficulties of normal development of toddlers with disabilities.
Ahmir Lerner – Executive Director, Beit Issie Shapiro
Ahmir Lerner presents how Beit Issie Shapiro has been supporting people with disabilities during the COVID19 crisis.
Dafna Kleinman – Director of Development and Social Change division, Beit Issie Shapiro
Majda Mar’i – Director of Sindian Early Intervention Center, Beit Issie Shapiro
The document describes an early intervention program in homes of families of children with disabilities up to the age of 3, in the Arab community in Israel. The program was implemented by the Sindian Center in Kalansua, which is part of Beit Issie Shapiro.
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
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.
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.
Edna Karni – Aaron De Lowe Early Intervention Center, Beit Issie Shapiro
Heli Peretz – Research and Evaluation Unit, Beit Issie Shapiro
The purpose of this booklet is to present the models of inclusion that exist at the Aaron De Lowe Early Intervention Center, and to give those who are interested the tools for building similar programs.
The lecture analyzes different models of play for children with disabilities, while relating to play with objects and with technological means. It describes how technological games are expressed in the participation of children with disabilities in different games and how play related skills improve, while addressing professional and ethical dilemmas and issues and the question whether various computer game and applications encourage playfulness and other play characteristics.
Play is important to children’s development and helps children with disabilities fully realize their potential. LUDI is a pan-European network with representatives of 27 countries which conducts joint activities aiming to study games for children with disabilities. The lecturer descries the network’s structure, importance and activities.