Of all the foreign systems in Israel, the evaluation and therapy process might be the most foreign of all. Whether a child has special educational or emotional needs or just needs a few therapy sessions, getting the right services can seem impossible. Even after a plan of action is decided, there are endless pages of Hebrew forms to complete, meetings to attend, and specialists to research. There are also many benefits available, but accessing them is complicated. It’s a world that is unfamiliar to most, and parents desperately need guidance and support.
Chaim V’Chessed offers parents assistance in all aspects of special education. Mrs. D’vora Grossbaum, M.A. CCC-SLP, and Mrs. Faigie Gugenheim, B.Sc., our special education professionals, have the expertise and connections that parents are looking for. They advise parents regarding speech, occupational, and physical therapy, didactic evaluations, vaadot hasamah (the multi-tiered placement process), referrals to suitable professionals and practitioners, and more. From where to go, what to do, and how to do it, parents can count on individualized guidance and a listening ear throughout the entire process.