Ben's journey took two and a half years. During this period each of his movements or non-movements was treated with a precise professional response, until he was finally able to function normatively in a regular nursery school and to live a full life. This is a true story, one of many. Each story has a different resolution and each is unique - as is the growth and development of any regular child. Each child has his own path, and all that is required is to help him find the key to develop.
Yael Ophir, dance and movement therapist (ADTR) and qualified teacher of the Feldenkrais Method, has worked for twenty-five years in the child psychiatry department of Tel Hashomer Hospital in Israel. In the course of her work she developed a unique approach to working with children suffering from severe developmental disorders. She has presented her method to the research representative of the World Rehabilitation Fund in New York and has obtained recognition for having developed a unique therapeutic method. Her approach has also been presented to the American Dance Therapy Association (ADTA), the National Coalition of Art Therapy (NCATA) in the United States, and at conferences in Israel and abroad. For close on twenty years, Yael also taught music and movement therapy at the Levinsky Seminar in Tel Aviv.