Meir Lotan

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Country: Israel

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Alternative therapeutic intervention for individuals with Rett syndrome
    Meir Lotan
    Israeli Rett Center, National Evaluation Team, Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Ramat Gan, Israel
    ScientificWorldJournal 7:698-714. 2007
  2. ncbi request reprint Rett syndrome. Guidelines for individual intervention
    Meir Lotan
    Israeli Rett Syndrome Association, National Evaluation Team, National Rett Syndrome Clinic, Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Ramat Gan, Israel
    ScientificWorldJournal 6:1504-16. 2006
  3. ncbi request reprint Management of Rett syndrome in the controlled multisensory (Snoezelen) environment. A review with three case stories
    Meir Lotan
    Israeli Rett Center, National Evaluation Team, Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Ramat Gan, Israel
    ScientificWorldJournal 6:791-807. 2006
  4. ncbi request reprint Physical therapy intervention for individuals with Rett syndrome
    Meir Lotan
    National Evaluation Team, Israeli Rett Center, National Evaluation Team, Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Ramat Gan, Israel
    ScientificWorldJournal 6:1314-38. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint The digestive system and nutritional considerations for individuals with Rett syndrome
    Meir Lotan
    National Evaluation Team, Israel Rett Syndrome Center and Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Ramat Gan, Israel
    ScientificWorldJournal 6:1737-49. 2006
  6. doi request reprint Osteoporosis in Rett syndrome: a case study presenting a novel management intervention for severe osteoporosis
    M Lotan
    Israeli Rett Center, National Rett Syndrome Evaluation Team, Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Ramat Gan, Israel
    Osteoporos Int 24:3059-63. 2013
  7. doi request reprint The conductive environment enhances gross motor function of girls with Rett syndrome. A pilot study
    Meir Lotan
    Israeli Rett Syndrome Centre, Sheba Hospital, Ramat Gan, Israel
    Dev Neurorehabil 15:19-25. 2012
  8. doi request reprint A model for pain behavior in individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities
    Lotan Meir
    Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Physical Therapy, Ariel, University Center of Samaria, Ariel, Israel
    Res Dev Disabil 33:1984-9. 2012
  9. ncbi request reprint Quality physical intervention activity for persons with Down syndrome
    Meir Lotan
    Zvi Quittman Residential Centers, Israel Elwyn, Jerusalem, Israel
    ScientificWorldJournal 7:7-19. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint Assistive technology and supplementary treatment for individuals with Rett syndrome
    Meir Lotan
    Israeli Rett Center, National Evaluation Team, Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Ramat Gan, Israel
    ScientificWorldJournal 7:903-48. 2007

Detail Information

Publications33

  1. ncbi request reprint Alternative therapeutic intervention for individuals with Rett syndrome
    Meir Lotan
    Israeli Rett Center, National Evaluation Team, Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Ramat Gan, Israel
    ScientificWorldJournal 7:698-714. 2007
    ..The present paper is not a recommendation for any of the above-mentioned techniques, but merely a review of different interventions available for the inquisitive parent of the individual with RS...
  2. ncbi request reprint Rett syndrome. Guidelines for individual intervention
    Meir Lotan
    Israeli Rett Syndrome Association, National Evaluation Team, National Rett Syndrome Clinic, Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Ramat Gan, Israel
    ScientificWorldJournal 6:1504-16. 2006
    ..The article is mainly based on the clinical experience of the author and others working with individuals with RS...
  3. ncbi request reprint Management of Rett syndrome in the controlled multisensory (Snoezelen) environment. A review with three case stories
    Meir Lotan
    Israeli Rett Center, National Evaluation Team, Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Ramat Gan, Israel
    ScientificWorldJournal 6:791-807. 2006
    ..The present article reviews the available scientific materials on the topic of Snoezelen, incorporating clinical knowledge in the field of RS and suggesting this approach as an appropriate intervention method for this population...
  4. ncbi request reprint Physical therapy intervention for individuals with Rett syndrome
    Meir Lotan
    National Evaluation Team, Israeli Rett Center, National Evaluation Team, Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Ramat Gan, Israel
    ScientificWorldJournal 6:1314-38. 2006
    ..The information presented is mainly based on the clinical knowledge of the authors...
  5. ncbi request reprint The digestive system and nutritional considerations for individuals with Rett syndrome
    Meir Lotan
    National Evaluation Team, Israel Rett Syndrome Center and Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Ramat Gan, Israel
    ScientificWorldJournal 6:1737-49. 2006
    ..Due to the severe effects of the dysfunctional digestive system of individuals with RS, this article will describe the problems common to this population, as well as propose some clinical suggestions for intervention...
  6. doi request reprint Osteoporosis in Rett syndrome: a case study presenting a novel management intervention for severe osteoporosis
    M Lotan
    Israeli Rett Center, National Rett Syndrome Evaluation Team, Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Ramat Gan, Israel
    Osteoporos Int 24:3059-63. 2013
    ..The findings support the ability (in one case) to reverse the progression of osteoporosis in individuals with Rett syndrome showing severe osteoporosis with multiple fractures. ..
  7. doi request reprint The conductive environment enhances gross motor function of girls with Rett syndrome. A pilot study
    Meir Lotan
    Israeli Rett Syndrome Centre, Sheba Hospital, Ramat Gan, Israel
    Dev Neurorehabil 15:19-25. 2012
    ..Conductive Education (CE) is an educational approach that has not yet been explored with regard to children with RTT. Objective: Assessing functional abilities of individuals with RTT due to CE intervention...
  8. doi request reprint A model for pain behavior in individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities
    Lotan Meir
    Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Physical Therapy, Ariel, University Center of Samaria, Ariel, Israel
    Res Dev Disabil 33:1984-9. 2012
    ..The model presented excellent Goodness of Fit Index (0.99) and an acceptable RMSEA value (0.061). We conclude that the current article presents a first-of-its-kind model of pain behavior in adults with IDD...
  9. ncbi request reprint Quality physical intervention activity for persons with Down syndrome
    Meir Lotan
    Zvi Quittman Residential Centers, Israel Elwyn, Jerusalem, Israel
    ScientificWorldJournal 7:7-19. 2007
    ..This review was written with the intent to suggest practical directions in planning and implementing quality physical intervention programs for this population...
  10. ncbi request reprint Assistive technology and supplementary treatment for individuals with Rett syndrome
    Meir Lotan
    Israeli Rett Center, National Evaluation Team, Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Ramat Gan, Israel
    ScientificWorldJournal 7:903-48. 2007
    ..The present article will review the available literature on the topic of assistive technology, incorporating the clinical knowledge of the author in the field of RS...
  11. doi request reprint Reliability of the Non-Communicating Adult Pain Checklist (NCAPC), assessed by different groups of health workers
    M Lotan
    Department of Public Health and Primary Health Care, Section for Physiotherapy Science, University of Bergen, Norway
    Res Dev Disabil 30:735-45. 2009
    ..2, range 15-72). Interrarter reliability for the therapists and caregivers was found at 0.91 and 0.92 correspondingly. The researchers conclude that that the NCAPC have been found to hold high reliability values...
  12. doi request reprint A modified version of the non-communicating children pain checklist-revised, adapted to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities: sensitivity to pain and internal consistency
    Meir Lotan
    Department of Public Health and Primary Health Care, Section for Physiotherapy Science, University of Bergen, Norway
    J Pain 10:398-407. 2009
    ..773) were demonstrated. Large sensitivity to pain at all levels of IDD was shown (SRM, 1.20 to 2.07). Better psychometric properties were demonstrated for NCAPC than NCCPC-R in the target population...
  13. doi request reprint Meta-analysis of the effectiveness of individual intervention in the controlled multisensory environment (Snoezelen) for individuals with intellectual disability
    Meir Lotan
    Ariel University Campus at Samaria, Ariel, Israel
    J Intellect Dev Disabil 34:207-15. 2009
    ..Due to an almost complete absence of rigorous research in this field, the confirmation of this approach as an effective therapeutic intervention is warranted...
  14. doi request reprint Measurement properties of the Non-Communicating Adult Pain Checklist (NCAPC): a pain scale for adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, scored in a clinical setting
    M Lotan
    Department of Public Health and Primary Health Care, Section for Physiotherapy Science, University of Bergen, Norway
    Res Dev Disabil 31:367-75. 2010
    ..We conclude that the present findings add to previous findings of measurement properties of the NCAPC, and support that it can be scored directly in a clinical setting...
  15. doi request reprint Virtual reality as means to improve physical fitness of individuals at a severe level of intellectual and developmental disability
    Meir Lotan
    Dept of Physical Therapy, Ariel University Campus, Ariel, Israel
    Res Dev Disabil 31:869-74. 2010
    ..Despite statistically significant improvements in heart rate, the results are not strong enough functionally to claim that this program improved physical fitness of individuals with severe intellectual disability...
  16. ncbi request reprint Rett syndrome. A review with emphasis on clinical characteristics and intervention
    Meir Lotan
    Israeli Rett Syndrome Association, National Evaluation Team and National Rett Syndrome Clinic, Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Ramat Gan, Israel
    ScientificWorldJournal 6:1517-41. 2006
    ..The intention of the article is to set a clear, up-to-date picture of the individual with RS to prepare the clinician for their future meetings with this population...
  17. ncbi request reprint Physical activity in adolescence. A review with clinical suggestions
    Meir Lotan
    Department of Physical Therapy, Haifa University, Haifa, Israel
    Int J Adolesc Med Health 17:13-21. 2005
    ..The authors strongly recommend enhanced initiation of community based easily accessed physical exercise programs, for children and adolescents...
  18. ncbi request reprint The Israeli Rett Syndrome Center. Evaluation and transdisciplinary play-based assessment
    Meir Lotan
    Israel Rett Center, National Evaluation Team, Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Ramat Gan, Israel
    ScientificWorldJournal 6:1302-13. 2006
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  19. ncbi request reprint Managing scoliosis in a young child with Rett syndrome: a case study
    Meir Lotan
    Department of Physical Therapy, Haifa University, Haifa, Jerusalem
    ScientificWorldJournal 5:264-73. 2005
    ..Discontinuation of treatment led to severe and rapid deterioration of the spinal curve. Due to the fact that this was a case study, generalization is limited, but we suggest further investigation and studies with this method...
  20. ncbi request reprint Physical fitness and functional ability of children with intellectual disability: effects of a short-term daily treadmill intervention
    Meir Lotan
    Zvi Quittman Residential Center, The Millie Shime Campus, Elwyn, Jerusalem
    ScientificWorldJournal 4:449-57. 2004
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  21. ncbi request reprint Rett syndrome management with Snoezelen or controlled multi-sensory stimulation. A review
    Meir Lotan
    Zvi Quittman Residential Center, Millie Shime Campus, Elwyn, Physical Therapy Department, Haifa University, Israel
    Int J Adolesc Med Health 16:5-12. 2004
    ..The article reviews Rett syndrome typical phenotype and suggests suitable activities that might take place in the multi-sensory environment...
  22. ncbi request reprint A review of physical activity and well-being
    Meir Lotan
    Department of Physical Therapy, Haifa University, Haifa, Israel
    Int J Adolesc Med Health 17:23-31. 2005
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  23. ncbi request reprint The evaluation of acute pain in individuals with cognitive impairment: a differential effect of the level of impairment
    Ruth Defrin
    Department of Physical Therapy, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Pain 124:312-20. 2006
    ..For example, tools based on facial reactions alone might provide the false impression that individuals with severe-profound CI are insensitive to pain (due to freezing)...
  24. ncbi request reprint Residential care centers for persons with intellectual disability in Israel. Trends in the number of children 1999-2008
    Joav Merrick
    National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Health Services, Office of the Medical Director, Division for Mental Retardation, Ministry of Social Affairs, Jerusalem, Israel
    Int J Adolesc Med Health 23:79-81. 2011
    ..We demonstrated a clear downward trend with regard to the percent of children living in residential care facilities, from 18.1% of the total population in 1999 to 12.8% in 2008...
  25. doi request reprint Improving physical fitness of individuals with intellectual and developmental disability through a Virtual Reality Intervention Program
    Meir Lotan
    Department of Physical Therapy, Judea and Samara College, Ariel, Israel
    Res Dev Disabil 30:229-39. 2009
    ..VR technology intervention was suitable for adults with IDD and resulted in significant improvements in the physical fitness levels of the participants...
  26. ncbi request reprint Five clinical tests to assess balance following ball exercises and treadmill training in adult persons with intellectual disability
    Eli Carmeli
    Department of Physical Therapy, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Ramat Aviv, Israel
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 58:767-72. 2003
    ..This pilot study was conducted to determine the effects of therapeutic training on improving balance capabilities in adults with mild ID...
  27. ncbi request reprint Management of young children with Rett disorder in the controlled multi-sensory (Snoezelen) environment
    Meir Lotan
    Therapeutic Department, Zvi Quittman Residential Center, The Millie Shime Campus, Israel Elwyn, Jerusalem, Israel
    Brain Dev 27:S88-S94. 2005
    ..This article provides a short review of RD typical phenotype and suggests suitable activities that could take place in the multi-sensory environment with this population at the early stages of appearance of the Rett disorder...
  28. ncbi request reprint The effect of group music therapy on mood, speech, and singing in individuals with Parkinson's disease--a feasibility study
    Cochavit Elefant
    Grieg Academy, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway
    J Music Ther 49:278-302. 2012
    ..Parkinson's disease (PD) is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder where patients exhibit impairments in speech production. Few studies have investigated the influence of music interventions on vocal abilities of individuals with PD...
  29. ncbi request reprint National survey 2007 on medical services for persons with intellectual disability in residential care in Israel
    Joav Merrick
    National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Office of the Medical Director, Health Services, Division for Mental Retardation, Ministry of Social Affairs, Jerusalem, Israel
    Int J Adolesc Med Health 22:575-82. 2010
    ..Twenty-seven percent were nursing patients, and 18% were confined to a wheelchair, 34% had epilepsy, 86% were found to be receiving medication daily for chronic illness, and 51% received psychotropic medication for psychiatric illness...
  30. ncbi request reprint Osteoporosis in Rett syndrome: A study on normal values
    Lilit Zysman
    National Evaluation Team, Israel Rett Syndrome Center and Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Ramat Gan, Israel
    ScientificWorldJournal 6:1619-30. 2006
    ..004) as well as with negative bone strength Z values (p = 0.03). Other findings specified within the content of the article support the implementation of a comprehensive antiosteoporotic preventive management for this population...
  31. doi request reprint Aging in persons with Rett syndrome: an updated review
    Meir Lotan
    Department of Physical Therapy, Ariel University Center of Samaria, Ariel, Israel
    ScientificWorldJournal 10:778-87. 2010
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  32. ncbi request reprint Snoezelen or controlled multisensory stimulation. Treatment aspects from Israel
    Joav Merrick
    National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Office of the Medical Director, Division for Mental Retardation, Ministry of Social Affairs, Jerusalem Israel
    ScientificWorldJournal 4:307-14. 2004
    ..Snoezelen has proved to be an important instrument and a powerful therapeutic tool among the various treatment modules employed in Israel for persons with ID. This paper presents the concept illustrated with two case stories...