"I believe with all my heart in the meaning of function for human health and help those who turn to me to understand the set of factors that affect their functioning…"

About Me

My name is Carmit Frisch. I have a BA and MSc in occupational therapy from the Hebrew University and the University of Haifa, respectively. In 2017, I earned my PhD from the Department of Occupational Therapy, University of Haifa, Israel.

I am a clinician, a lecturer and a researcher. I worked for 15 years in public health settings and in a public child development center. Currently I work in Machon Otzmot, in Kiryat Motzkin, Israel, with clients of all ages who cope with occupational challenges due to executive delays and comorbid conditions.

I believe with all my heart in the meaning of functioning for human health and help those who turn to me to understand the set of factors that affect their functioning, which is directly related to the occupations they want to succeed in and to their skills and to their environment. During this process, it is of the utmost importance for me to be sensitive and comprehensive, to accurately tailor the intervention in order to lead to successful daily functioning, and to ensure the satisfaction of the client and of his/her family.

The POET approach

Parental Occupational Executive Training

I developed The POET Approach during my PhD studies, under the excellent clinical supervision of Prof. Sara Rosenblum from the Department of Occupational Therapy at the University of Haifa, Israel; and Prof. Emanuel Tirosh, from the Faculty For Medicine at the Technion, Israel. The POET’s purpose is to allow for timely intervention in young children who present with symptoms of ADHD. It is applied through eight parental training sessions and is aimed at improving the daily functioning and executive functions of the children.  

The POET Approach focuses on helping parents understand what executive functions are, how they affect the functioning of children with ADHD symptoms, and what they can do to help their children be more successful in their day-to-day functioning. We have also special tools for parents who cope with ADHD symptoms themselves. In 2016, The POET Approach won first place in the competition “Doctoral Students Change the Lives of Children With Disabilities ” in Toronto, Canada.

Classic Occupational Therapy Intervention

Occupational therapy can help if your children have difficulties performing tasks at home, in educational settings, and other natural environments. For example, if your children are unable to keep themselves busy, leave the table at meals, refuse to pick up games, and scream whenever they do not like something, an observation and occupational therapy intervention can really help!

Generally we will begin with an in-depth evaluation of the child’s  strengths and challenges, and the skills and abilities affecting them. Together we will create goals for your child that you want them to succeed in. You will always be part of the therapeutic process, whether via direct therapy sessions with your children or through parental training sessions.  Together we will practice skills and activities, learn which age-appropriate tasks can help your child, and what are the environmental conditions that will encourage independence, joy, and success.

Lectures and Community-Based Sessions

The combination of clinical and research experience has led me to develop a variety of lectures in the fields of functioning, development, executive functions (EF) and the effect of delayed EF on health conditions that appear comorbidly in high frequency: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), obesity, and diabetes. The lectures have been given in a variety of places in both the public and private spheres: health funds, hospitals, government offices, non-profit associations, community centers, private care centers, and schools. I adapt my knowledge and experience to the audience and to its goals.

I would love to prepare a lecture especially for you!

קורסים

POET Course

SCOPE

35 h
Parental Occupational Executive Training; Frisch, Tirosh & Rosenblum

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