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.
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.
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.
Dr. Michele Shapiro – Director of Snoezelen (former), Beit Issie Shapiro
Prof. Harold D. Sgan-Cohen DMD MPH – The Hebrew University-Hadassah Faculty of Dental Medicine, Jerusalem
Prof. Shula Parush – School of Occupational Therapy, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Prof. Raphael N. Melmed – Israel S. Wechsler Professor Emeritus of Medical Education
The objective of the article is to examine the influence of a sensory adapted dental environment on the behavior and arousal levels of typical children in comparison to children with developmental disability during dental hygiene care.
Dekel Borovsky – Adapted Physical Activity Instructor, Sports Center, Beit Issie Shapiro
The booklet describes a project to integrate people with disabilities in the community through physical activity.
Lecture of Jean Judes, Beit Issie Shapiro’s Executive Director, at the conference on the Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities, about Community Based Rehabilitation – CBR as implemented throughout Beit Issie Shapiro’s various activities.
Following a program for youths with cerebral palsy who use AAC in South Africa, where they learn to use alternative communication tools effectively, Prof. Kitty Uys from the Center for Augmentative and Alternative Communication at the University of Pretoria, South Africa, describes the empowerment process experienced by participants of the program. Using case studies, she presents the complex relation existing between communication abilities, opportunities for social participation, the importance of the support system and the development of empowerment.
Yitzhak Hirshberg – Director of Beit Issie Shapiro’s Family Therapy Center
Children with motor disabilities often have additional difficulties, such as ADD or ADHD, significant learning disabilities or emotional issues.
Beit Issie Shapiro’s Family Therapy Center took on itself to provide therapeutic solutions for these children and youth and their families.