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The Child Development and Rehabilitation Institute

The Institute of Child Development and Rehabilitation at Schneider Children’s provides, on an out-patient basis, a broad spectrum of clinical services for infants, children and adolescents with neurological-developmental problems that include physical, cognitive, speech and language impairments and learning disabilities.

Director of the Institute
Dr. Tamar Steinberg

Location: 3rd Floor (entrance level)
Hours: Sundays to Thursdays, 08:00-16:00
Tel: 972-3-9253614
Fax: 972-3-9253871
Appointments: 972-3-9253210, Sundays to Thursdays, 08:00-15:00; Holiday eves and intermediary holidays: 08:00-12:00
Appointment Form

Senior Physicians

Dr. Gary Diamant
Dr. Dov Inbar
Dr. Yehuda Sanetzky
Dr. Lee sela - Child and adolescent psychiatrist

Head Nurse

Ilana Poznansky


Deganit Ben Nissan, Head
Maria Titov

Social Workers

Moran Rodnick
Sigalit Opher

Occupational Therapist

Irit Dar

Communications Technician

Yifat Nitzan


Ayelet Keller

Medical Services

  • Cognitive and motor developmental disorders
  • Children at risk of neuro-developmental disorders
  • Genetic diseases with potential motor and/or mental impairments
  • Mental retardation
  • Genetic syndromes
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Developmental delay due to visual and hearing impairments
  • Early evaluation of developmental disorders that affect behavior, attention and concentration in pre-schoolers, with follow-up care after Grade 1


Letter from the community physician together with the payment guarantee
Referral by doctors at Schneider Children’s

Speech and Language Clinic

The Speech and Language Clinic is part of the Institute of Child Development and Rehabilitation, and is staffed by communication technicians who are experienced in working with children. The team works in coordination with Institute staff as well as plastic surgeons at Schneider Children’s.

Yifat Nitzan

Communication Technicians
Liat Avigdor
Shira Bar
Lilach Hershko
Esti Resnick

Medical Services

  • Evaluation of speech and language capability in pre-schoolers
  • Language, speech and communication therapy in pre-schoolers
  • Evaluation of speech and voice disorders for children with speech impairments due to structure or functional problems of the vocal cords and routing organs
  • Follow-up and treatment of cleft palate: periodic assessments of post-operative speech for children who have undergone plastic surgery repair at Schneider Children’s

Letter from a physician in the Child Development and Rehabilitation Institute together with the payment guarantee
Letter from a community physician together with the payment guarantee
Cleft palate: Referral by plastic surgeons at Schneider Children’s

Referrals should be faxed prior to calling for an appointment
Fax: 972-3-9253941; 972-3-5480229
Tel: 972-3-9253346, Sundays to Thursdays, 08:00-13:00
Voice Mail: 972-3-9253323, from 13:00
Location: 5th Floor


Premature and Newborn Infants Follow-Up Clinic

The experienced and multidisciplinary team conducts follow-up of premature and newborn infants who were hospitalized in the Neonatology Department at Schneider Children’s until they reach two and-a-half years of age.

Director of Follow-Up Services for Premature Infants and Complex Newborns:
Dr. Alla Kuzminsky

Hours: Sunday and Wednesday, 08:00-14:00; Monday every two weeks, 08:00-14:00
Tel: 972-3-9253614
Appointments: 972-3-9253210, Sunday to Thursday, 08:00-15:00; Holiday eves and intermediary holidays: 08:00-12:00
Appointment Form

Upon the infant’s discharge, parents are given a referral for continued care in the clinic. The clinic also accepts referrals from community physicians, with payment guarantee.




Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Clinic

A national referral center designated by the Ministry of Health, the clinic conducts diagnosis, follow-up and treatment of children who were exposed to alcohol during pregnancy. These children suffer from a variety of developmental, attention, concentration, emotional, behavioral and physiological disorders.

Director: Dr. Yehuda Sanetzky
Hours: Sunday to Thursday, 08:00-14:00
Appointments: 972-3-9253614, Sunday to Thursday, 08:00-15:00


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