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The Department of Child Development

Department for Paramedical treatments on behalf of the
Ministry of Health

The large developmental department at “Taf Lataf” is approved by the Ministry of Health.

The department was founded in 1996 with the assistance of the National Insurance Institute and it provides services to about 1000 children ages 0-9 who are members of the four different Health Maintenance Organizations.

As a part of the department’s activity the place performs diagnoses, treatments, and follow-ups, as well as providing guidance for physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy. The staff is skilled and experienced and includes 42 therapists, including speech therapists, occupational therapists, a psychologist, a social worker and a consulting physician. Service is provided to each Health Maintenance Organization according to its model. In addition to all the services provided, Meuhedet members also benefit from the services of a developmental physician and a developmental psychologist.

In order to receive services from the department of child development the following stages must be completed (these may be seen in the diagram below):

  1. Arrive in the department for diagnosis following referral from a pediatrician.
  2. Undergo diagnosis and, if found suitable, enter treatments.
  3. In case it is discovered that the child needs to be entered into a special program he is assigned to the appropriate place.


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