Introduction:

Rehabilitative training for the blind and visually impaired enables them to function independently despite their disabilities.

In the framework of rehabilitative training, the blind and visually impaired are taught techniques that allow them to function independently despite their limited vision.



Who is Eligible?

  • Those who have a Certificate of Blindness/Visual Impairment and people whose vision has deteriorated over time and who suffer from difficulties functioning as the result of vision loss.
  • Additionally, guidance and training is given to professionals in a variety of frameworks, that work with the visually impaired.

How to Claim It?

Avraham Daninu Street, Kiryat Chaum 26244 Tel: 077-772-1400, Fax: 077-772-1401, Email: sharona@migdalor.org.il

Types of Rehabilitative Training

Rehabilitative Training for Individuals

  • The training can be performed in the client's home or their local area, or alternatively, in an educational, vocational, or rehabilitation context, in a geriatric home, dormitory, or anywhere else - according to his/her needs, age, medical condition and functioning.

Group Rehabilitative Training

  • There are group training programs that are part of day program frameworks.
  • There are also in-patient training programs held at Beit Yael - The Center for the Advancement of the Blind in Tzfat.
    • This training is called "Tochnit Tzfat", is a program that lasts 4 consecutive weeks and is designed for those who have recently become blind, for people who became blind over the course of their lives or those whose vision has deteriorated significantly over time.
    • The program participants are provided with social support and mutual assistance in peer groups, as well as rehabilitative training services, personal emotional care, group therapy and recreational enrichment activities.
  • Other group training sessions, specifically for things such as working in the kitchen or improving computer skills, are provided by MARSHALs.

Areas of Training

Mobility and Orientation

  • In the house: orientation in the house, directions, using other senses, self defense, dealing with doors and opening, going up and down stairs.
  • Outside of the house: using a cane or a seeing-eye-dog, mobility to their place of work, use of public transportation, getting aid from the public, crossing streets and junctions and the like.

Self Care

  • Recognizing and choosing clothing, getting dressed, personal hygiene, independent use of medications, independent eating.

Kitchen Work

  • Orientation in the kitchen, pouring of hot and cold liquids, learning measurements, use of a sharp knife, lighting gas or electric burners, turning on electronic kitchen appliances, baking, frying, easy and complicated cooking, washing dishes and cleaning the kitchen.

Home Maintenance

  • Organizing and cleaning the house, laundry, ironing, folding, sewing and simple house repairs.

Leisure and Recreation

  • Development of skills to help them fill their leisure time such as playing games or doing arts and crafts.

Emergency Preparation

  • Training in the event of missiles falling and earthquakes
  • The training occurs in the house of the trainee as well as in institutions, establishments and nursing homes.

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