The LD and ADHD Unit
Those who suffer from ADHD and LD are in high risk for developing emotional problems (low self esteem, anxiety and depression), suicide, social hardships (social rejection and thuggery) and academic difficulties (graduating high school, attaining academic achievements and integrating in the employment sphere).
The unit goal is to allow them to develop a positive life change that would provide each and any one of them to fulfill their own potential and by that contributing to the Israeli society.
The unit's professional perception is based on the accumulative scientific and applicable knowledge that was gathered through a joint partnership with the Learning Disabilities in Schneider's Clinic at Schneider Children's Medical Center of Israel, Israel's Ministry of Education, the National Insurance Institute and local authorities.
Our experience has led to the following unit guidelines:
1. Dealing with LD and ADHD should be done at a systematic level that would connect and join the different profession and parties that are involved: psychology, education, welfare and local authorities.
2. The key for success depends on developing and implementing evidence-based diagnostic and intervention programs that are based on current scientific knowledge and aimed at empowering the unique strengths of LD and ADHD patients at individual family and systematic levels.
In order to achieve our goals, the unit is a groundbreaking institute composed of four branches:
1. The educational branch – implementing "I Can Succeed" intervention program within schools.
2. The clinical branch – conducting evidence-based diagnosis, individual and family treatment in collaboration with the school.
3. The research and development branch – investigating sources of emotional-social-family. Neuropsychological strength in the field of learning disabilities and attention disorders.
4. The training branch – training professionals such as psychologists, educators, community coordinators and doctors.
The Unit Team:
Head of the Unit - Dr. Daphne Kopelman-Rubin, The head of the Learning Disabilities Clinic, Schneider's Children Medical Center.
Academic Advisor - Prof. Mario Mikulincer, Dean of the IDC School of Psychology
Clinical Advisor - Prof. Alan Apter, Head, Feinberg Child Study Center and Department of Psychological Medicine Department, Schneider's Children's Medical Center of Israel.