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Ruth Bouskila OTROccupational Therapist
OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY SERVICES
I provide occupational therapy treatment for children from the age of 3 months. An integral part of treatment incorporates guidance for the parents, who are encouraged to be present during therapy sessions. When relevant, parents are also directed how they can enhance the treatment process at home.
Treatment is provided for children diagnosed with Learning Disabilities and related diagnoses, such as Sensory Processing and Sensory Modulation Disorders, Developmental Coordination Disorders, Sensory Integration Dysfunction, and hyperactivity, involving problems of attention, concentration and arousal level. These children show difficulties performing tasks that children their age normally perform with ease, during play or preschool and school tasks. This influences the child’s motor, grapho-motor and perceptual abilities, such as learning to color, draw and write age appropriately. Similarly, some children struggle to acquire daily living skills, such as eating, dressing and washing.
The goal of therapy is to facilitate the child’s sense of achievement, and reduce his/her frustration and the resulting avoidance of tasks. These difficulties often result in social, emotional and behavioral difficulties. Treatment can contribute significantly to improving children’s abilities, along with their self-image and self-esteem.
I have worked for over 30 years as a licensed occupational therapist, and find it extremely rewarding to see a child’s progress, and increasing self-worth. At this stage, I am approached from time to time by parents whose child received therapy in pre or primary school, and is now serving in the army, studying or working. They express gratitude for the assistance that the therapy provided, and the positive contribution it facilitated in their development, enabling increased confidence in dealing with life’s challenges.
In addition, I offer occupational therapy services for older adults, considering the maintenance of current functional abilities, and improvement of movement skills, stability and balance. Where appropriate, I also suggest and facilitate the use of creative modalities, for example using drawing, or clay and wool/fabric as part of the therapy.
I have a private practice in Midreshet Ben-Gurion and also work through Keren Malki in the project “Therapy on Wheels” at patients’ homes in the Beer-Sheva area. I previously worked for the Ramat Negev Regional Council; the Early Childhood Center, Dimona; and prior to that, for the Central Arava Regional Council. In each of these facilities, I was responsible for establishing occupational therapy services.
University of Sussex; University of Tel Aviv
Years in Practice:
Years in Practice in Israel:
Occupational Therapy License No.: 14-101908 Misrad Habriut Additional Credentials:
Specialization in Pediatric Occupational Therapy - 8/6/03
FINANCESAverage cost per session:
Last Updated: June 17, 2018
SPECIALTIESAttention, Handwriting, Intellectual disabilities, Motor difficulties, Organization Skills, Physical disabilities, Sensory integration, Sensory Processing Disorders, Developmental Coordinaation Disorders
Preschool age children, School age children, Adults