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Rehabilitation for Soldiers

A special workshop, designed to rehabilitate Israeli soldiers who suffered brain injuries, has been established through the cooperation of Bar Ilan University’s department of psychology and the Defense Ministry’s rehabilitation center. Dr. Solly Katz, of Bar Ilan University and head of the project, explained that the purpose is to provide a series of graduated psycho-social and vocational tasks which are designed to elicit responses from people who have suffered brain damage.

The function of the workshop, which is located in an industrial area to give it a realistic environment, is to provide supervised work conditions for the brain injured. The work is subcontracted from factories and is specially selected to develop coordination between hands and eyes and demands concentration.