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Halloween 2022: Inclusive Tips and DIY Accessible Costumes

24, October 2022

Halloween is just around the corner, and everyone is busy decorating their houses, buying candy and getting their costumes in order. Though the costumes and scary decorations can be fun for some, the conditions of trick-or-treating on Halloween night can

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Issie Senses: Maximizing the Multi-Sensory Environment as a Tool for Therapists

23, June 2022

A multi-sensory environment (MSE) consists of specially adapted sensory stimuli that dramatically impact the sense of well-being of children and adults with disabilities.   At Beit Issie Shapiro we have coupled this unique environment with an innovative, evidence-based therapeutic methodology –

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Seasons’ Greetings! Tips for writing greeting cards with children and adults of various abilities

8, December 2021

The holiday season is upon us, and so is the season of greeting cards! At Beit Issie Shapiro, we love to create greeting cards with our students, and we’ve put together a list of tips for you to make the

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Click AAC: Create AAC boards in a snap!

17, November 2021

Have you ever been in a situation with a client where you need access to situation-specific words or phrases but can’t find them quickly enough to communicate efficiently? Click AAC ( Google Play | App Store) is a new app

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RightHear: Ground-breaking Navigation Technology for People with Visual Impairment

20, October 2021

“You have reached your destination.” A familiar phrase that most of us hear on a regular basis these days. Navigation apps have made life easier for all of us, but “RightHear“ has taken it even further, finding a way to

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Apri – A Great Looking Bib for Mealtime

27, September 2021

A few years ago I met Shlomit Gofer, a product designer who specializes in textiles. Shlomit develops and designs products that have an impact and we decided to try and develop a better bib for mealtime. Why? Simply because there

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Shana Tova – New Activities for the New Year

30, August 2021

Is your shofar ready? Rosh Hashana falls early this year, September 6-8, 2021, and the school year has barely begun! At Beit Issie Shapiro, we’ve been working hard to get activities in order so you can have fun interactive and

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Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games – we’ll be watching!

24, August 2021

  The 2020 Paralympic Games start today. Over 4000 athletes will compete in a variety of sports including wheelchair basketball, swimming, badminton, and boccia, a sport similar to bocce but designed specifically for people with physical disabilities. For a full

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Apps for Math: Making learning fun!

26, May 2021

Who said learning math can’t be fun?! At our school, we try very hard to make math lessons relevant,  engaging and fun for the students. To grab their attention and increase motivation, we often integrate apps into the lessons. Even

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IssieRoots: Welcome Ramadan! An activity for young children

9, May 2021

At The Sindian Early Intervention Center of Beit Issie Shapiro, children are honoring the month of Ramadan in many ways. One of which is through an interactive activity, Welcome Ramadan!, designed for young children. In the activity, children will learn

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