Preliminary vision tests

Parents’ alertness to their baby’s visual behavior is important and helps in identifying and diagnosing the vision problem early. But even if we know there are visual impairments, all of us, parents and professionals, we would like to have a more accurate understanding of the visual impairment and in a more positive tone to understand […]

Integration of children with visual impairments in kindergartens

Integrating children with visual impairments in kindergartens – What do we need to do in order for a child with visual impairment / blindness to integrate optimally? And practical tools for integration. The training is intended for educational and professional staff in kindergartens and for parents whose children are preparing for or in the process […]

A case story

At the end of February 2020, a new baby entered the Elia Rehovot branch. One year chronological age, 10 months standardized age. Born prematurely at week 32, diagnosed with grade 3 cerebral hemorrhage and cerebral dilation, underwent shunt surgery to drain fluids. In the Cognition Committee held two months earlier, there appears to be a […]

Awareness for communication clinicians during the Corona epidemic

In honor of Awareness Week for Communication Clinicians 2020, a team of ELIA Jerusalem clinicians share tips When wearing the mask and interacting with the children, the ability to understand speech is impaired. There is a reduction in visual cues such as: lip reading, facial expressions and mimics. When background noises: such as a morning […]

Preliminary vision tests

Prof. Kent Caslo, Professional Director of ELI In the first months of the baby’s life, the visual system and the system of connections to the brain develop, which is responsible for the functioning and coordination of the visual system, such as: hand-eye coordination, poor coordination, visual information processing, decoding ability, depth vision and more. Since […]

Common language and communication impairments and ways of treating children with visual impairment or blindness

Here is an information and instruction booklet on common language and communication impairments in children with visual impairments or blindness, written by the Elia team: Reut Kadosh and Nitzan Herzog, communication clinicians. For the full booklet, download the file: Common language and communication impairments in children with visual impairment or blindness This booklet gives a glimpse […]

Emphasis during therapeutic work with children with visual impairments or with blindness

Written by: Sarit Levy National Vision Instructor, Yael Carmon Physiotherapist , Ruti Harel Occupational Clinic and Elia Team The basis for our work is the deep understanding that vision affects all areas of development, it is the organizing sense that pushes us to connect with the environment, stimulates curiosity and through it we perceive and […]