Our special education high
school offers a variety of study programs each designed to meet the needs of
a particular student population: those who have learning difficulties, ADHD,
emotional, social and/or behavioural challenges.
The Alon Centre staff
includes special education teachers, art therapists and psychologists, all trained
in our professional and unique approach. Teaching the necessary skills to
function as independent learners, we provide our students a new and positive
experience of realizing their potential and achieving academic, social and
personal success, thus enhancing their sense of self-esteem and self-efficacy.
The staff maintains
constant contact with each student’s parents and all relevant professionals
(e.g. teacher, psychologist) to ensure a whole systems approach.
the student population comes from many different communities in northern
Israel and from a wide range of cultural and socio-economic backgrounds.
A variety of
assessments are conducted by a team of highly professional psychologists
recognized by the Ministry of Education:
* *psychological testing *psycho-didactic assessments
neuro-psychological testing *computerized testing for Attention Deficit Disorder (CPT, BRC, MOXO)
A staff of psychologists
and creative arts therapists offer a wide range of therapeutic options
including: individual, group, dyadic (parent-child), couples, and family
therapy, in addition to counseling for parents.
goal of our parent workshops is to instill a sense of empowerment in parents
and to reinforce meaningful bonds within the family, while coping with the
challenges of parenting a child with special needs. Duration of workshop:
twelve 90 minute, weekly sessions
Subject matter: background knowledge,
communication and coping skills invaluable to the daily task of raising children.
Teaching Staff Support and
Ongoing support is essential for teachers working in challenging
situations. We offer proficiency tools in communicating with students and their
parents, strategies for coping with students who demonstrate learning,
behavioural emotional and/or social challenges and methods for enhancing
one’s sense of professional self-efficacy.
The program consists of learning and experiential exercises within a creative and nurturing environment.
Duration of workshop: twelve 90 minute sessions
/ ten 135 minute sessions