Lebanese Association for Rehabilitation and Development
What is taaheel:
Taaheel is a Non Profit, Non Governmental Organization, Letter of Information ID 508. Taaheel was established in August, 1994. Its mission is to develop the abilities of children and youth so they can succeed in school and life.
Goals of Taaheel:
1. Taaheel targets children and youth, age range 5 to 15. It addresses the needs of those who need counseling, rehabilitation, and therapy. It helps them become active learners to play productive roles in society. In collaboration with the Ministries of Social affairs, Education and Health, Taaheel addresses:
a. Children who are suffering from school delay because of learning difficulties such as dyslexia, dyscalculia…
b. Children who have behavioral and emotional disorders such as depression, anxiety, fear…
c. Gifted children who are deprived of the opportunity to excel and play unique roles in society.
2. Taaheel provides awareness seminars to parents in educating their children and leading them towards self sufficiency. It enables children to reach their maximum potentials and productivity taking into consideration their individual differences.
3. Taaheel targets educators, teachers, counselors, and school administrators, to help them develop and improve their efficiency. It provides them with the most updated research and findings in the field of education, through seminars and workshops.
Activities of Taaheel:
1. Taaheel offers intensive services and special classes for children with special needs. It prepares them through Individualized Programs get included in regular classroom.
2. It conducts research concerning the most efficient methods for mental, social, and emotional intelligence of children.
3. Taaheel increases parents’ awareness of the necessity to address social, behavioral, and learning problems of their children. They need to be referred for early intervention before problems may get complicated.
4. Taaheel is considered a training center for students of Education, Psychology, and Sociology. They join as practicum students to learn essential skills, such as: observation, counseling, rehabilitation, and teaching children with Learning Difficulties.
5. Taaheel conducts monthly and quarterly seminars and workshops to address educators professional developmental needs.
Student Counseling: To help students suffering from scholastic delay succeed in school and life. We also intervene with learners with learning difficulties, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, memory difficulties, reading and behavioral problems.
Family Counseling: To provide parents with support and information concerning their children’s problems to assist them intervene appropriately.
Intensive Special Classes: We teach differently abled who need Individualized Educational programs (IEP) and professional intervention before inclusion in schools. This is done in coordination with parents and schools.
Support Afternoon classes: To insure that learners who need support and follow up, move smoothly to the upper level.
Language Therapy: Language therapy is concerned with the treatment of language disorders. Students suffering from one or more of the following need language therapy:
- mild learning difficulties
- language delay
- specific language impairment
- specific difficulties in producing sounds
- cleft palate
- voice disorders
Play Therapy uses a variety of play and creative arts techniques to alleviate chronic, mild and moderate psychological and emotional conditions in children that are causing behavioral problems and/or are preventing children from realizing their potential.
Music Therapy is the prescribed use of music and musical interventions for the purpose of restoring, maintaining and improving emotional, physical, physiological and spiritual health and well-being. Music Therapy treatment addresses non-musical goals. Therefore, no musical ability is needed in order for the client to benefit from Music Therapy treatment.
Drama Therapy is the use of theater techniques to facilitate personal growth and promote mental health. The modern use of dramatic process allow many forms of theatrical interventions as therapy including: role-play, theater games, group-dynamic games, mime, puppetry, and other improvisational techniques
Art therapy uses the creative process of art making to improve and enhance the physical, mental and emotional well-being of children. The creative process involved in artistic self-expression helps people to resolve conflicts and problems, develop interpersonal skills, manage behavior, reduce stress, increase self-esteem and self-awareness, and achieve insight.
Speech Therapy focuses on receptive language, or the ability to understand words spoken, and expressive language, or the ability to use words to express yourself. It also deals with the mechanics of producing words, such as articulation, pitch, fluency, and volume. For children, it generally involves pursuing milestones that have been delayed. Some children only need help with language; others have the most problems with the mechanics of speech.
Sport Therapy is the prescribed use of sports and sportive interventions for the purpose of restoring, maintaining and improving emotional, physical, physiological and spiritual health and well-being.