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This department is mainly concerned with the beneficiaries’
health condition and well being, following up on the
treatment of casual and chronic health problems and
devising appropriate treatment plans. It is also
responsible for supervising the functioning of the
various rehabilitation sections to ensure quality
standards, efficiency of the services rendered and
their appropriateness to the patient’s condition.

The Nursing Department
nursing2 This department renders quality nursing care to all hospitalized
patients. The major concern of our nurses is to ensure patients’
physical and psychological well being, nurturing, guiding and
encouraging them to reach maximum independence.
The Occupational Therapy Section
 Occupational Therapy It involves helping beneficiaries adapt to their disability through
training them in the essential skills of independent daily living as
well as providing them with adapted seating modalities, splints
and various technical devices. It also provides its beneficiaries
with the needed environmental structural adaptations to
promote their independence.
The Physiotherapy Section
 physiotherapy It aims at habilitating and rehabilitating beneficiaries to regain
as much of the physical functions as possible, using different
adapted physiotherapy methods and techniques.
The Audiology Section
Audiology It provides children and adults with hearing impairment and
vestibular disorders with diagnostic and rehabilitation services
as well as hearing aids and maintenance services.
The Speech/Language Therapy Section  
speech and language

Since communication is vital for human interaction, this
section renders appropriate assessment and intervention
services to beneficiaries with speech/language, hearing
and swallowing disorders. It also provides beneficiaries
with alternative forms of communication as well as
activities for the stimulation of speech and language.
This section conducts video laryngoscope/fluoroscopy for
the diagnosis and management of swallowing disorders in
cooperation with the radiologist and the ENT specialist
as needed.

The Vision Rehabilitation Section  
Vision Rehabilitation  

 The Vision Rehabilitation section provides beneficiaries
with visual impairment with vision assessment and
rehabilitation services, including individually tailored
training in the use of Low Vision Aids and Devices, as
well as outreach follow up and low vision education
services to school students with visual impairment.
It also renders early intervention services to young
children with visual impairment and other additional
disabilities, ages 0-6 years, in addition to awareness
raising and vision screening in public schools and
community based organizations for prevention, early
detection and intervention purposes.


The Psychology Section  
sychology1 This section renders psychological evaluations and intervention
as well as neuropsychological assessments to inpatients and
outpatients and their families to enable them to adapt to their
disabilities or crisis situation.
The Pediatric Psychiatry Clinic  

These clinics offers diagnostic, treatment and follow up
services to
children suffering from psychological and
psychiatric disorders
as well as counseling and support
services to their families.

The Social Services Section  
social services1

It provides vital support services to in and out-patients and
their families. Regular consultations are conducted with the
beneficiaries and their family members to ensure that they
can reach their maximum overall functional level. Through
this section, contact is maintained with community services
and other organizations to meet the beneficiaries’ needs.


Vocational Training  
vocational training1 Embroidery work in Bethlehem and its surroundings is an art
handed down from mother to daughter. At BASR’s embroidery
section, women with disabilities produce beautiful hand crafted
pieces of embroidery with different designs that are marketed
to tourists and visitors of BASR. This not only provides them
and their families with income and employment opportunities
but also with dignity and hope. These women with disabilities
also offer their non-disabled peers employment opportunities
in their embroidery section.

One of the community centers is a vocational training centre
serving young people with intellectual and developmental
disabilities, ages 15 and above. This centre accommodates
vocational training activities such as loom weaving, olive wood
carving, paper recycling, fuel production for heating purposes,
domestic care and agricultural care activities.
The Orthotics & Prosthetics Section  
orthotics BASR is also nationally and internationally recognized as a
resource centre of excellence for the transfer of knowledge and
expertise. Through its twinning and partnership with different
national and international universities and organizations, it
welcomes many local and international university students and
volunteers from different walks of life.