Our aim at ELIYA is to help children to improve their visual acuity as much as possible, but also to help them to deal with the difficulties ensuing from their disability. At ELIYA we teach our children to learn to deal with the physical and emotional challenges that often accompany their visual impairment. One way […]

Preparation for Braille

Braille reading is taught in the first grade. Much preliminary work is required to prepare the children before they are ready to learn to read Braille. At ELIYA, this preliminary work to acquire the necessary skills begins at a very early age. The ELIYA staff works on developing various skills in order to raise the […]

Improving Vision Function

Although we cannot change the sharpness of the visually impaired child’s sight, we are able to improve his visual function. The level of vision function influences the entire functional ability of the visually impaired child and it varies from person to person. The more the child learns to exploit his residual vision to the best […]

Speech Therapy

Effective communication is essential for full integration in society. Before learning to speak all children are exposed to “prelanguage” – the first step in developing communication skills. “Pre-language” for the seeing child generally involves visual experiences, such as direct eye contact, visual responses to facial expressions, and pointing at various objects. This is followed by […]