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  • Dr.  Aviva Yochman
Dr  Aviva Yochman
 
Research Areas
  • Neuro-developmental profile of preschool children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Sensory Modulation Disorder in preschool and school aged children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Assessment of the effectiveness of intervention programs for children with sensory modulation disorder, motor coordination difficulties and ADHD
  • Development of functional assessment instruments for the diagnosis of sensory modulation disorder 
 
 
Assessment Instruments
Bar-Shalita, T., Yochman, A., Vatine, J. J., and Parush, S. (2004).The Participation and Function in Daily Activities Questionnaire.
 
Parush, S., Erez, N., & Yochman, A. (1998) The Hebrew Handwriting Evaluation 1st edition.
 
 
Publicatoins
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).
 
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.
 
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.
 
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)
 
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.
 
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)
 
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. 
 
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.
 
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, 483-488.
 
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.
 
Bar-Shalita, T., Seltzer, Z., Vatine, J.J., Yochman, A., & Parush, S. (2008). Development and psychometric properties of the Sensory Responsiveness Questionnaire (SRQ). Disability and Rehabilitation. 1-13.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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, 142-151 
 
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.   
 
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, 1–8.
 
Manuscripts in preparation
Yochman, A., Elbaum, A., & Pat-Horenczyk, R. The Sensory Profile of children with and without Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
 
Yochman, A., & Bar, S. Social participation and social competence of children aged 3-5 years with and without Sensory Modulation Disorder                                              
 
Doctoral Dissertations
Title: The Neuro- Developmental Profile of Preschool Children with Symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Supervisors: Prof Shula Parush & Prof Asher Ornoy
Publications from Dissertation: # 8, 9, 10
 
Chapters in Books 
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).
 
Position Paper
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). 
 
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.  
 
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