Research & Evaluation
Beit Issie Shapiro prides itself on being ‘on the cutting edge’ of treatment and services for individuals with disabilities. In order to develop and maintain high professional standards, it is required to apply constant development and testing of new methodologies and approaches to provide and assure best practices.
In 1993, the Research and Evaluation Department was established with the objective to develop model programs which have relevance to the field as a whole. This is especially important since Beit Issie Shapiro provides continuing education opportunities in this field. Managed by Dr. Dana Roth, the department is engaged in research conducted by professionals within the organization or outside, and in cooperation with academic institutions in Israel and abroad. Research results are presented at national and international conferences and published in national and international professional journals. In addition, the unit provides on-going internal data and information for managerial needs, such as running regular client satisfaction surveys.
For the full list of our academic publications, please click here.
Members of the Ethics Advisory Committee of the Research and Evaluation Department:
Dr. Dana Roth, Ph.D., Committee Co-Chair, Director, Research & Evaluation Department, Beit Issie Shapiro
Dr. Shirli Werner, Ph.D., Committee Co-Chair, Head, Center for Disability Studies, and Senior Lecturer at the Paul Baerwald School of Social Work and Social Welfare, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Dr. Orly Hebel, Ph.D., Head, Special Education Department, Levinsky College of Education
Prof. Tali Heiman, Ph.D., Department of Education and Psychology, The Open University of Israel
Mr. Yoav Kraiem, Co-Director, Community Development and Social Change Department, Beit Issie Shapiro; Chairperson of the National Council for Psychiatric Rehabilitation in the Community, Ministry of Health
Prof. Tamar Krulik, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, School of Health Professions, Nursing, Tel-Aviv University
Dr. Liat Segev (Raz), Ph.D., Lecturer and Director of the Study of Behavior and Function, Department of Occupational Therapy and the School of Rehabilitation, Ono Academic College
Dr. Carmit-Noa Shpigelman, Ph.D., Lecturer, Department of Community Mental Health, Faculty of Social Welfare and Health Sciences, University of Haifa
Dr. Ariel Tenenbaum, M.D., Director, Down Syndrome Center and Intellectual Developmental Disability Evaluation Center, Pediatric Wing, Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center, Mount Scopus, Jerusalem