The staff of The Technology Center at Beit Issie Shapiro includes leading professionals from a number of disciplines including: occupational therapy, speech therapy, education, technology professionals, and more. We are experienced at integrating the use of technology into different environments – educational, therapeutic and the home – taking into account the specific needs of the client with guidance from and cooperation with the family
Occupational Therapist, Professional Coordinator of the Technology Center at Beit Issie Shapiro and Occupational Therapy Supervisor of the Special Education School at Beit Issie Shapiro. Noa has a Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Therapy and a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Studies. She has been working at Beit Issie Shapiro since 2005. She played a major role in the development of the model for implementing assistive technology at Beit Issie Shapiro and has many years of experience adapting and integrating the use of technology for therapy and rehabilitation.
Speech and Language Pathologist. Rachel has a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Disorders. She works at Beit Issie Shapiro in the De Lowe Early Childhood Center and at the Technology Center. She provides direct therapy for children with complex disabilities and promotes the integration and implementation of the use of assistive technology in The De Lowe Early Childhood Center.
Occupational Therapist. Dana has a Bachelor’s Degree in Physiology and a second Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Therapy from McGill University, Canada. She has been working as an occupational therapist at The Special Education School of Beit Issie Shapiro since 2010 and joined the Technology Center in 2014. She provides direct occupational therapy services to children with complex disabilities and promotes the use of assistive technology in the therapy and learning environments.
Occupational Therapist and Certified Accessibility Specialist. Orit is currently completing her Master’s of Occupational Therapy at The University of Haifa. She has been working at The De Lowe Early Intervention Center since 2013. She is responsible for accessibility at Beit Issie Shapiro. She is an expert in assistive technology and has many years of experience in the adaptation of users’ environments for the use of assistive technology in general, with a special interest in adaptation for computer use, for both adults and children.
Speech and Language Pathologist. Alaa has a Master’s degree in Communication Disorders from Tel Aviv University. She has been working at the Sindian Early Intervention Center, of Beit Issie Shapiro, in Kalansua, since 2011, where she provides direct speech therapy and is the coordinator of assistive technology services. Her role as assistive technology coordinator includes adapting and implementing assistive technology devices for individual students and the use of technology in the center, as a whole.