We are pleased to share the following letter with you from a homeroom teacher in Tiberias, where IVN and Sacta-Rashi have been operating the Education Initiative (EI) since 2002.
Report on Progress in N's Behavior Class for Formulating Behavior, Ehrlich School
N came to the class after having been diagnosed as suffering from serious behavioral and emotional disorders. During the past two years, intervention programs at both the class and individual levels were implemented: a class behavior intervention program was devised, and individual learning programs were designed in various subjects. The class had a day per week in carpentry, agriculture and home economics workshops. Computer use became a regular occurrence, once the class received a computer from Sacta-Rashi-IVN. The class received art therapy as well.
N is very talented in various fields of creativity, and connected to the range of possibilities made available to him. He was able to express and develop his talents, improve his self-image, and advance towards fulfilling his potential.
I am pleased to report that the conditions that we were able to provide for N, the largest portion of which came from IVN-Sacta Rashi funds, helped in N's advancement. Due to the normative behavioral tools that N acquired, the Integration Committee has decided that next year, N will be in a regular class, in a regular school.
I have the pleasant duty of thanking you, from the bottom of my heart, in N's name, that of the class's educational staff, and in the name of all the students in the class, for your help and support throughout.
With warm regards,
Homeroom teacher, June, 2007