Yael is an Occupational Therapist. She holds a B.OT. Degree as well as a B.A. in Psychology from the Tel-Aviv University in Israel. Yael currently is pursuing her M.S. in Educational Psychology (USA).
Yael is trained in Sensory Integration (SI), having attended post-graduate courses both in Israel and in the USA, and is SIPT certified by Sensory Integration International (License Number SIPT #8148). Yael has done numerous courses in Oral Motor therapy and Feeding including of TalkTools® (level 1 and 2), MORE (Motor Oral Respiratory and Eyes) program, IOSM (interactive oral sensory motor) & the SOS approach for Feeding. She is also trained in Samonas, Floortime, Wilbarger Thera-Pressure Protocol and administering ADOS (Autistic Diagnostic Observation Schedule).
Yael also specializes in going to school visits for her clients and making recommendations for adaptations within the classroom. This special support that she offers to her clients has made considerable difference in their coping ability within the school environment.
Yael worked in Sheeba hospital in Israel, and then joined Child Guidance Clinic (CGC) in Singapore. In CGC, Yael created the Occupational Therapy service and designed the Sensory Integration (SI) gym. Yael has extensive experience working with children having various developmental delays such as ASD, ADHD, selective mutism, coordination problems, sensory processing disorder (SPD), dyspraxia, visual-motor dysfunction, and handwriting difficulties and many more.
Yael has made numerous presentations in professional forums such as the Asia Pacific Occupational Therapy Congress (APOTC), and NHG Annual Scientific Congress. She is frequently invited as a guest speaker at schools and local VWOs. Yael has also been an Occupational Therapy consultant for some of the local special schools and VWOs.
Yael brings to Dynamics Therapy Centre for Kids a high level of professionalism and integrity together with a commitment to helping children. In her work she makes sure to balance between therapy goals and the child having fun.