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.
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 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.
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.
Dr. Michele Shapiro – Former head of the Snoezelen Field, Beit Issie Shapiro
Prof. Shula Parush – School of Occupational Therapy, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Prof. Manfred Green – School of Public Health, University of Haifa
Dr. Dana Roth – Head of the Research and Evaluation Dept., Beit Issie Shapiro
This study examines the short-term effectiveness of Snoezelen intervention amongst children with mid to severe intellectual disability that display non – adaptive behavior .