The Elah Institute is an institute for the diagnosis of learning disabilities and attention deficit disorder (ADD) in students and in youth aiming to study at institutions of higher education. The ELAH Institute is one of the diagnostic institutions making diagnoses via MATAL. The Institute is located in the National Institute for Testing and Evaluation building in the Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s Givat Ram campus.
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In order to make an appointment for a diagnosis via MATAL at the ELAH Institute, you should first submit the documents listed below and the administration fee for handling the application. The ELAH Institute staff will examine the documents and determine whether you are eligible for diagnosis. If you are eligible, we will call you to fix appointments for diagnosis and feedback. We will also let you know by telephone if you are found ineligible for diagnosis via MATAL. The balance of payment for the diagnosis should be paid before the first session. During the telephone call we will make appointments for two sessions of about two hours each for the diagnostic tests, and another session of about an hour for feedback on the results and filling in missing details.
The professional opinion including a summary of the results of the diagnosis and detailed recommendations for special test accommodations will be sent to you by registered delivery about two weeks after the feedback session. The whole process, from submission of documents to the Elah Institute until receiving the professional opinion, takes about six weeks. However, there are periods, for example leading up to the dates of the Psychometric Entrance Test, when we receive a large number of applications and will not be able to fix an immediate appointment. Therefore we recommend applying about three months before you need the professional opinion.
When applying for diagnosis you should submit the following documents by registered delivery:
Note: documents will not be returned, so we recommend submitting a legible copy and retaining the original
Address for registered delivery:
Elah Institute, National Institute for Testing and Evaluation, P.O. Box 26015, Jerusalem 9126001
To submit documents by hand, apply to reception at The National Institute for Testing and Evaluation, Neve Shaanan Gate, Givat Ram Campus, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Please mark the envelope:
“Attn. ELAH Institute”
Office hours: Sunday - Thursday 08:30-15:30
It is very important to perform to the best of your ability in the tests. The system includes a series of metrics to detect performance that does not reflect the applicant’s full ability.
In the event that the picture emerging from the diagnosis is exceptional or improbable, the clinician will be unable to arrive at a diagnosis and make recommendations for accommodations or assistance, even in a case of genuine difficulties.
For further details, you can consult Yehudit Meroz, by telephone 02-6759584 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.