Pediatric Institute Ltd., offers an innovative program
in early intervention. It is an 11-month, daily
(9am-1pm) specialized learning, communication and behavioral
program for children aged 2-8 years with developmental difficulties.
This program is innovative for the following
1. It is
a small and individualized program. We believe that
quality prevails quantity. Consequently, the number
of children in the program is limited to 6
children per section.
students are divided in groups/classes according to
their age, functional abilities, and personal needs.
Each class includes 6 children (maximum) with one
head special education teacher and one aid.
Supportive services such as sensory integrative
treatment, occupational therapy, speech/language
therapy, and/or oral-motor and feeding therapy are
Admission to the program requires a detailed
evaluation of the capabilities, strengths and
weaknesses of the child that pertain to his/her
function in a group.
multidimensional therapeutic approach. In contrast
with the view that only one therapeutic approach is
adequate and necessary for the remediation of the
unique difficulties of developmental disorders such
as Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Autism and
others we follow a rich program of various
therapeutic interventions such as ABA, PECS, TEACCH,
RDI, Sensory Integration, MAKATON, CranioSacral
Therapy, FloorTime, etc., among others. This is in
accordance with the latest developments in the
USA and United Kingdom whereas the combination of
the aforementioned approaches is considered to
achieve best results.
participation and training of the parent in the
program since he/she is considered as a member of
the child's intervention team.
Written reports and treatment goals,
monthly program with suggestions for home use, and
communication with other members of the child's team
(i.e. therapists, educators, physicians, etc.)
educational and clinical experience of our special
pathologists and occupational therapists.
Our goal is:
to address the child's difficulties in verbal and non verbal communication,
behavior, learning and perception, play, social interaction,
movement and sensory sensitivity, and self care
the child's preparation for school, the
achievement of the highest level of
independence in self-care, the improvement
of his social skills and her play with other
children, and mainly the enhancement of his
functional and not robotic communication
with his family and the community.
the education of the parent because an
educated parent is a strong parent
the training of the parent in daily and
practical matters such as behavior
management, use of means of communication,
toy selection, toilet training, feeding,
sleep disturbances, etc.
the psychological support of the parent
This program is suitable for:
Children with developmental disorders
such as Pervasive
Developmental Disorder and Autism, Asperger's Syndrome,
psychomotor delays, speech and language
difficulties, Attention Deficit Disorder, behavioral problems, etc.)
The program includes:
Individualized assessment of the development and
functional level of each child with a
battery of tests in order to determine the Individual Treatment and Education Program (IEP)
The IEP contains written goals for the child,
his/her family and/or school
The combination of modern approaches such as PECS
(Picture Exchange Communication System), Intensive Interaction, TEACCH (visual timetables,
social stories, strip conversations, etc.), Sensory Integration, MAKATON,
PORTAGE, Floor Time, and craniosacral therapy
Monthly review of
the IEP and meeting with
Training for parents
Specially designed program for the summer
Intervention in English
description of a typical day in our morning program:
Arrival and arrangement of belongings
Wash-up, toileting, snack-time
Visits in the community (open market, pastry
shops, newspaper stand, hair dresser,
Parties and holidays (costumes, crafts for
national holidays, etc.)
Special summer program in our adapted outdoor
space (small swimming pools, fountains, sand
Activities with music
Feeding Therapy et al.
This program has as
a model similar programs implemented in the UK and USA.
Pediatric Institute -with respect to the child and
his family- invites you to learn more about it by
calling or meeting with us. It has been
running successfully since 2007, thus giving us the
advantage of quality, knowledge and experience.