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  • Dr.  Aviva Yochman
Dr  Aviva Yochman
 
Research areas
Sensory modulation disorder throughout the lifespan, in typical populations and in populations with various diagnosis
Self-regulation
Neuro-developmental deficits; Impact of neurodevelopmental deficits on participation; comorbidity between neurodevelopmental deficits
PTSD, Complex / Developmental trauma
Development and assessment of the effectiveness of occupational therapy intervention protocols for sensory modulation disorders and abused and neglected children
Development and adaptation of evaluation tools
Short CV

Academic Degrees

1986
Occupational therapy B.O.T, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel
1993
Occupational therapy M.Sc., Magna Cum Laude, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel
2006
Occupational therapy Ph.D., Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel

Appointments at the Hebrew University

2002-present
Lecturer and Head of Pediatric Studies, School of Occupational Therapy

Main Academic Positions

2002-present
Undergraduate Program Curriculum Committee Member
2004-present
Students Admission Committee for the Undergraduate Program Member
2010-present
Research Committee for the Undergraduate and Graduate Programs Member
2011-present
Continuing Education Committee Member
2012-present
Teacher-Student Committee for the Undergraduate Program Member

Research Grants

2000
Levin Center for Normal and Psychopathological Development, 10,000 NIS
The neuro-developmental profile of preschool children with symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
2002
Academic Women’s Organization, 3,000 NIS
The neuro-developmental profile of preschool children with symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
2006-2008
Van Leer Foundation, 120,000 NIS
The effects of an early intervention program on the sensory-motor and cognitive skills as well as on the participation of preschool children in ultraorthodox education settings.
Collaborators: Dr. Naomi Weintraub
2014
Anita Morawetz Fund for Research on Children at Risk, $45,000 for 3 years
Children under fire: A longitudinal study on the impact of recurrent terrorism on children’s posttraumatic distress and regulatory functioning.
Collaborators: Prof. Ruth Pat-Horenczyk
2017
Yad Hanadiv fund, 150,000 NIS
Development of an occupational therapy intervention protocol for children with developmental trauma and investigating the efficacy of the program.

Conferences

Parush, S., & Yochman, A. Hebrew handwriting: Characteristics and underlying mechanisms. European Writing Conferences. Barcelona, October, 1996
Parush, S., Pindek, V., & Yochman, A. Fatigue influence on handwriting performance of children with and without handwriting difficulties, European Writing Conferences. Barcelona, October, 1996
Yochman, A., Parush, S., Schertz, M., Ornoy, A. Prevalence of ADHD in an Israeli preschool population. Pediatrics in the Community - 2000 - International Congress, Jerusalem, July, 1997
Yochman, A., Parush, S., Schertz, M., Ornoy, A. Prevalence of ADHD in an Israeli preschool population: Results of 2 yearly cohorts. Conference of the Israeli Association for Biological Psychiatry, 1998
Parush, S., Shapira, M., Yochman, A., Mazor-Karsenty, T. Screening tests for preacademic problems and early intervention in occupational therapy. World Federation of Occupational Therapy Congress, Montreal, May, 1998
Yochman, A., Parush, S., Schertz, M., Ornoy, A. The child with ADHD and Occupational Therapy. World Federation of Occupational Therapy Congress, Montreal, May, 1998
Yochman, A. Preschool Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. 9th Annual Conference of the Israeli Society for Occupational Therapy, October, 1999
Parush, S., Yochman, A., Lifshitz, N., Weintraub, N. Are there universal underlying components to handwriting of different languages? The American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Seattle, USA, March-April 2000
Parush, S., Yochman, A., Lifshitz, N., Erez, N., Weintraub, N. Developmental patterns and underlying components of Hebrew handwriting. The Second International Congress on Pediatrics in the Community, Jerusalem, Israel, April 2000
Yochman, A, Tal-Saban, M., Parush, S. The sensory profile of children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. The Second International Congress on Pediatrics in the Community, Jerusalem, Israel, April 2000
Yochman, A., Parush, S., Ornoy, A. Responses of preschool children with and without ADHD to sensory events in daily life, 13th Annual Conference of the Israeli Society for Occupational Therapy, July, 2004
Bar-Shalita, T., Vatine, J., Zeltzer, Z., Yochman, A. and Parush, S. Adult Sensory Modulation Questionnaire. Poster presentation the 13th Annual Conference of the Israeli Society for Occupational Therapy, July, 2004
Yochman, A. Responses of preschool children with and without ADHD to sensory events in daily life. Sensory Processing Disorder: New Scientific Findings and Successful Strategies for Intervention, Colorado, 2005
Yochman, A. The neuro-Developmental Profile of Preschool Children with Symptoms of ADHD. Annual Conference of the Israeli Neuro-Psychology Society, Feb, 2006
Caspi, A., Yochman, A., & Maeir, A. The influence of CO-OP intervention for children with difficulties in motor development, given in the school readiness groups: a pilot trial. 17th Annual Conference of the Israel Society of Occupational Therapy
Yochman, A ., Alon, A., Sribman, A., & Parush, S .Comparison between participation profiles and body functions of children with sensory modulation and attention deficit disorders. 17th Annual Conference of the Israel Society of Occupational Therapy
Golos, A., Sarid, M., Yochman, A., Weill, M., & Weintraub, N. The Influence of an Intervention Program on the Participation and Performance of Ultra Orthodox Boys in Israel. 15th World Congress of Occupational Therapists, Santiago, Chile, May, 2010
Ben Shushan, T., Weintraub, N.., & Yochman, A. The influence of the reframing process provided in a group intervention on the coping ability of mothers of children with sensory-modulation dysfunction (SMD). Biennial Conference of Child Developmental Centers, Jerusalem, Israel, December, 2010. (Poster)
Yochman, A., Alon, A.,Sribman, A., & Parush, S. What’s the difference: Differential diagnosis between sensory modulation and attention deficit disorders. 2nd European Conference of Sensory Integration. Portugal, June, 2011
Yochman, A., Asayag, N. Parush, S. The volition profiles of children with and without sensory modulation dysfunction. The 2nd European Conference of Sensory Integration. Portugal, June, ‏2011. (Poster)
Asayag, N.., Vagshel E., Parush, S., Yochman, A.(2012). The relationship between volition and participation in children with and without sensory modulation dysfunction. 19th Annual Conference of the Israeli Society for Occupational Therapy, February 2012
Yochman, A.,. Parush, S. Asayag, N. The volition profiles of children with and without sensory modulation dysfunction. The annual conference of the American Organization of Occupational Therapy, San–Diageo, April, 2013
Yochman, A., Pat-Horenczyk, R., & Avital Elbaum (2013, July). The relationship between sensory modulation and PTSD in Children Living in Sderot. Paper presented at the 4th International Conference on Traumatized Children: Helping Children Cope with Trauma, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Yochman, A., (2013). The relationship between sensory modulation and ADHD. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on Pediatric Chronic Diseases, Disability and Human Development, Jerusalem
Golos, A., Yochman, A., & Weintraub, N. Development of a Structured Preschool Observation (SPO) for pre-school children in the educational setting. The 16th World Congress of Occupational Therapists, Yokohama, Japan, June, 2014
Bar, S., Yochman, A. Social participation and social competence of children aged 3-5 years with and without sensory modulation disorder. The 21st Annual Conference of the Israeli Society for Occupational Therapy, June, 2015
Yochman, A. Sensory modulation dysfunction - A summary of a decade of exploration. Scientific Work Group meeting for researchers involved in the field of sensory processing, Denver, October , 2017
Zivan, O., & Yochman, A. A comparison of the sensory profiles of parents and their children aged 0-3 years old with and without feeding disorders. 16th WAIMH World Congress, Rome, Italy, May 2018
Noy, H., Luria, M., & Yochman, A. The sensory profile of women with and without sexual dysfunction. The 22nd Annual Conference of the Israeli Society for Occupational Therapy, 2018
Publications

Original Papers in Peer Reviewed Journals

Yochman, A. (1992). A comparison between the theory of sensory integration and the theory of neurodevelopmental therapy. The Israel Journal of Occupational Therapy. 1(1):H19-H37. (in Hebrew).(X; X; 0)
Yochman, A., & Parush, S. (1998). Differences in Hebrew handwriting skills between Israeli children in second and third grade. Physical and Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics. 18:53-65. (1.455; 61/120; 31/64; 6)
Parush, S., Yochman, A., Cohen, D., & Gershon, E. (1998). Relation of visual perception and visual motor integration for clumsy children. Perceptual and Motor Skills. 86:291-295. 0.343;58/64;6. (0.546; 83/85; 24)
Parush, S., Shapiro, M., Mazor-Karsenty, T., & Yochman, A. (1999). The PEER-analyzing the assessment on Israeli children: A pilot study. The Israel Journal of Occupational Therapy. 8:H3-H14. (in Hebrew) (X; X; 0)
Parush, S., Yochman, A., Jessel, A.S., Shapiro, M., & Mazor-Karsenty, T. (2002). Construct validity of The Miller Assessment for Preschoolers and the Pediatric Examination of Educational Readiness for children. Physical and Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics, 22(2), 7-27.(1.455; 61/120; 31/64; 2)
Tal-Saban, M., Yochman, A., & Parush, S. (2002). Validity and reliability of the Sensory Profile in an Israeli population of children aged 3-6 years old. The Israel Journal of Occupational Therapy, 11, H33-H48. (in Hebrew) (X; X; 0)
Parush, S., Rilsky, A., Goldstand, S., Mazor-Karsenty, T., & Yochman, A. (2002). The use of the QNST-II for the identification of children with perceptual -motor deficits. Occupational Therapy International, 9(3), 185-200. (0.780; 51/64; 2)
Yochman, A., Parush, S., & Ornoy, A. (2004). Responses of Preschool Children with and without ADHD to Sensory Events in Daily Life. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 58, 294-302. (1.532; 22/70; 33)
Yochman, A., Ornoy, A., & Parush, S. (2006). Co-occurrence of developmental delays among preschool children with attention-deficit-hyperactivity disorder. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, 48(6), 483-488. (3.510; 49/192; 8/120; 33)
Yochman, A., Ornoy, A., & Parush, S. (2006). Perceptual-motor functioning in preschool children with symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 102,175-186. (0.546; 83/85; 10)
Bar-Shalita, T., Seltzer, Z., Vatine, J.J., Yochman, A., & Parush, S. (2009). Development and psychometric properties of the Sensory Responsiveness Questionnaire (SRQ). Disability and Rehabilitation. 31(3): 189-201. (1.985; 15/64; 7)
Bar-Shalita, T., Yochman, A., Rihtman, T., Vatine, J.J., & Parush, S. (2009). The Participation in Childhood Occupations Questionnaire (PICO-Q): A pilot study. Physical and Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics. 29(3): 295-310. (1.455; 61/120; 31/64; 4)
Parush, S., Lifshitz, N., Yochman, A., & Weintraub, N. (2010). Relationships between handwriting components and underlying perceptual-motor functions among students with and without handwriting difficulties during copying and dictation. OTJR: Occupation, Participation, and Health, 30(1), 39-48. (0.462; 66/70; 4)
Golos, A., Sarid, M., Weill, M., Yochman, A., & Weintraub, N. (2011). The influence of environmental factors on the development of Ultra-orthodox preschool boys in Israel. Occupational Therapy International, 18(3), 142-151 (0.780; 51/64; 0)
Yochman, A., Alon-Beery, O., Sribman, A., & Parush, S. (2013). Differential diagnosis of sensory modulation disorder (SMD). Participation, sensation, and attention. Frontiers in Human Neuro-Science, 7, 1-10. (3.626; 85/252; 13/76; 4)
Rosenberg, L., Maeir , A., Yochman , A., Dahan , I., & Hirsch I (2015). Effectiveness of Cognitive-Functional Group Intervention Among Preschoolers with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: A Pilot Study. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, Volume 69(3), 1–8. (1.532; 22/70; 0)
Schenker, , R., Parush, S., Rosenbaum, P., Rigbi, A., & Yochman, A. (2016). Is a family-centred initiative a family-centred service? A case of a Conductive Education setting for children with cerebral palsy. Child: Health Care and Development . 2. 6. 909-917
Schenker, , R., Parush, S., Rosenbaum, P., Rigbi, A., & Yochman, A (2017). A survey of parent – conductor relationship: unveiling the black box. International Journal of Special Education, 32, 2, 387-457
Sagit Nissan, S., Yochman, A., Blumer, S., Kharouba, J., & Peretz, B (2017). Children’s Responses to Sensory Stimuli and their Behavior in the Dental Office. The Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry, 41, 10-17
Pat-Horenczyk, R, S., Zamir, O., Schiff, M, S., Yochman, A., Lerner, Brickman, S., & Brom, D (2018). Long term impact of posttraumatic symptoms on children's regulatory functioning (submitted)
Yochman, A & Pat-Horenczyk, R, S. Sensory modulation in children exposed to continuous post – traumatic stress (submitted)

Book Chapters

Yochman, A., & Mazor-Karsenty (2014). The relationship between ADHD and SMD. In: Berger Itai & Maeir, A. (2014). ADHD: A Transparent impairment, Clinical, Daily life and research aspects in diverse populations. Pg 45-70. Nova, Neuroscience research progress

Development of Assessment Tools

Parush, S., Erez, N., & Yochman, A. (1998) The Hebrew Handwriting Evaluation 1st edition
Bar-Shalita, T., Yochman, A., Vatine, J. J., & Parush, S. (2004). Participation in Childhood Occupations Questionnaire (PICO-Q)
Bar-Shalita, T., Yochman, A., Vatine, J. J., & Parush, S. (2004). Adult Sensory Sensitivity Questionnaire (ASSQ)
Golos, A., Yochman, A., & Weintraub, N. (2006). The Structured Preschool Observation (SPO)
Bar-Shalita, T., Yochman, A (2015). Occupational Therapy among a population with Sensory modulation disorder throughout the life span: position paper. The Israeli Journal of Occupational Therapy (In Hebrew)
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