The "REGESH" Treatment & Care Center
The REGESH Treatment & Care Center of Yad LaYeleled HaMeyuchad – "Lend a Hand to the Special Child" – at Beit Dagan was established in 2010 with the purpose to provide subsidized treatment to children with special needs children from disadvantaged families.
The center is manned by 15 staff members, among them a psychologist, a social worker, two occupational therapists, two speech therapists and more. The professional staff has a variety of therapeutic tools at their disposal, including arts , "Snoozylen" room, psychotherapy, psychodrama, occupational therapy, speech therapy, physical therapy, music therapy, Gymboree, drawing, movement, animal care and gardening therapy.
Most patients are children, who live inside a home and come to the center after school to catch up and get ahead faster, depending on their individual situation.
The children's parents receive a variety of additional services: guidance and support, both personal and family based; information and referrals to professionals and services, which are available within the community (diagnosis and treatment services); support and information groups under the guidance of professionals and more.
At the beginning of 2014 the number of treatments at the center was 500 children per month, and 90% of them receive individual treatments.