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  • Dr.  Yafit Gilboa
Dr. Yafit Gilboa
 
Research areas
Tele-Rehabilitation
Developmental occupational therapy
Neurofibromatosis type 1
Pediatric neuro-rehabilitation
Acquired brain injury
Virtual reality
Ecological validity of assessment tools
Screening
Developmental delays
Cultural accessibility
Attention deficits
Executive functioning
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Short CV

Academic Degrees

2003
Occupational therapy B.O.T, Magna Cum Laude, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel
2005
Special education M.A., Magna Cum Laude, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel
2012
Occupational therapy Ph.D., University if Haifa, Haifa, Israel

Post-Doctoral Fellowships and Appointments Previous to Appointment at the Hebrew University

2010
University of Haifa, Israel, Department of Occupational Therapy, Teaching fellow
2013
University Pierre et Marie Curie – Paris 6, Paris, France, Department of Pediatric Neuro-rehabilitation, Post-Doctoral Fellowship

Appointments at the Hebrew University: School of Occupational Therapy, Faculty Of Medicine

2014-present
Lecturer

Main Academic Positions

2014-present
Graduate program curriculum committee member
2014
Undergraduate program curriculum committee member
2014-present
Institutional research committee member
2015-present
Member, Acceptance committee for graduate program
2016-present
Member, Continuing education program curriculum committee

Honors and Prizes

2002-2003
Dean’s honor list, Faculties of Medicine, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel
2013
Rector's honor list, Excellence adjunct lecturer, University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel
2013-2014
Post-doctoral fellowship grant for excellence adjunct lecturer, University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel
2017
The Hebrew University Rector's prize for writing an innovative teaching program (coauthor Dr. Magen Hagit)

Research Grants

2015-2016
Rama Shoval Foundation, 750$
Participation patterns and their relationship with environmental and personal factors of preschool children: A comparison study of children with developmental intellectual disability and typically developed children.
Collaborators: Reut Fuchs (student author)
2016
Maccabi Institute of Health Services Research, 59400NIS
The utility of tele-rehabilitation service to improve the function and participation of stroke survivors
Collaborators: Jeffrey Shames, MD, Doryon Judith, OT MA
2017
The Israel National Institute for Health Policy Research, 157300NIS
Effectiveness of Tele-rehabilitation intervention to improve performance and reduction of morbidity for people post hip fracture -a randomized controlled trail.
Collaborators: Kaufman Yakir, MD
2017
Rama Shoval Foundation, 5000NIS
The effectivity of "summer camp" method of intervention in teaching powered mobility to students with complex disabilities on independent mobility: a waiting list control study
Collaborators: Lori Rosenberg (student author)
2017
Israel Ministry of defense, 605,000NIS
Characterizing the Unique Mental Challenges and Testing the Efficacy of Mobile Training to Improve Mental Capacity in Female and Male Warriors in the Mixed Battalions
Collaborators: Mor Nahum, PhD, Ben-Yehuda Ariel, MD, Noa Berezin, MSW

Scientific conferences

Gilboa, Y., Rosenblum, S., Fattal-Valevski, A., Toledano-Alhadef, H., Rizzo, A & Josman, N. Describing the attention deficit profile of children with NF1 using a virtual classroom environment. International Conference on Virtual Rehabilitation, Zurich, June, 2011.
Gilboa, Y., Rosenblum, S., Fattal-Valevski, A., Toledano-Alhadef, H., & Josman, N. Being a student with NF1: a functional point of view. The 18th Mediterranean Meeting of Child Neurology. Dead Sea, March, 2012 (Poster)
Gilboa, Y., Rosenblum, S., Fattal-Valevski, A., Toledano-Alhadef, H., & Josman, N. On being a student with NF1: a functional point of view. The Jerusalem International Conference"Neuroplasticity and Cognitive Modifiability". Jerusalem, June, 2013
Sukenic P., Brayer E. & Gilboa, Y. Intervention program to promote organization skills in school age children. Annual Conference of the Israeli Society of Occupational Therapy. Haifa, July, 2013 (Poster)
Jansari, A., Devlin, A., Kerrouche, B., Gilboa, Y; Davies, M; Fisher, H., Cracknell, M; Mariller, A.,; Canizares, C., Leadbetter, T & Chevignard, M. C'est Ma Fête! Can A French Adaptation Of A Virtual Reality Assessment Of Children's Executive Functions (JEF-C©) Work And Be Used With pediatric Patients With Acquired Brain Injury?. The mid-year meeting of the International Neuropsychology Society. July, 2014
Gilboa, Y. Development and initial validation of the “Gilboa Functional Test” (GIFT) for preschool children Annual Conference of the Israeli Society of Child Development and Rehabilitation. Jerusalem, September 2014 (Poster)
Gilboa, Y & Dikshtein S. Ultra-Orthodox Preschool Screening and Preventive Intervention Program. Annual Conference of the Israeli Society of Child Development and Rehabilitation
Gilboa Y., Kerrouche, B., Longaud, A., Kieffer, V., Tiberghien, A., Aligon, D., Mariller, A., Chavanne, C., Abada, G., Canizares, C.,& Chevignard, M. Describing the attention profile of children and adolescents with acquired brain injury using the Virtual Classroom. The 65th Annual Conference of Israel Association of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine. Jerusalem, December 2014.
Gilboa Y., Kerrouche, B., Longaud, A., Kieffer, V., Tiberghien, A., Aligon, D., Mariller, A., Chavanne, C., Abada, G., Canizares, C.,& Chevignard, M. Describing the attention profile of children and adolescents with acquired brain injury using the Virtual Classroom. The 21st Annual Conference of the Israel Society of Occupational Therapy, Jerusalem, Jun, 2015 (Poster)
Gilboa Y. Cultural accessibility, The 21st Annual Conference of the Israel Society of Occupational Therapy, Jerusalem, June, 2015
Gilboa Y. Tal-Saban M. Yochman A, Bar-Ilan R, Fuchs R Maeir A. New assessment tools in pediatric occupational therapy. The 21st Annual Conference of the Israel Society of Occupational Therapy, Jerusalem, Jun, 2015 (Workshop)
Gilboa Y., Kerrouche, B., Longaud, A., Kieffer, V., Tiberghien, A., Aligon, D., Mariller, A., Chavanne, C., Abada, G., Canizares, C.,& Chevignard, M. A Virtual Classroom Environment for Detection of Attention Deficit in Children with Acquired Brain Injury. The First International Conference on Pediatric Acquired Brain Injury. Liverpool, United Kingdom, Sep 2015
Gilboa Y., Kerrouche, B., Longaud, A., Kieffer, V., Tiberghien, A., Aligon, D., Mariller, A., Chavanne, C., Abada, G., Canizares, C.,& Chevignard, M. Ecological assessment of attention deficits in children with acquired brain injury using a Virtual Classroom. Rehab Science & Technology Update. Tel-Aviv, Israel, Feb 2016
Gilboa Y., Kerrouche, B., Longaud, A., Kieffer, V., Tiberghien, A., Aligon, D., Mariller, A., Chavanne, C., Abada, G., Canizares, C.,& Chevignard, M. "What can the Virtual Classroom Teach Us about the Attention Deficits Profile of Children with ABI", 11th World Congress on Brain Injury, The Hague, The Nederland, March 2016 (Poster)
Steinhart, S., Beeri, M., Raz-silbeger, S., and Gilboa Y., Effectiveness of Tele-rehabilitation intervention to improve activity, participation and quality of life in adolescents and young adults with MMC: A pilot study proposal, Annual Conference of the Israeli Society of Child Development and Rehabilitation, Jerusalem, Israel, Nov 2016 (Poster)

Invited lecture

Gilboa, Y., Rosenblum, S., Fattal-Valevski, A., Toledano-Alhadef, H., & Josman, N. The relationship between cognitive deficits of children with NF1 and their function in school. NF Gilbert Institutes Meeting. Tel-Aviv, 2010
Gilboa Y. Sensory processing disorder- a case study. Symposium on Sensory Processing Disorder- from physiology to participation. Haifa, 2012
Gilboa Y. Occupational therapy intervention among children with sensory processing disorder. Symposium on Sensory Processing Disorder- Feeling success and success to feel. Tel-Aviv, 2012
Gilboa Y.. Virtual reality in pediatric neurorehabilitation. Symposium on 'pediatric neurorehabilitation'. Saint Maurice Hospitals, Saint- Maurice, 2013.
Gilboa Y. Children with sleeping disorders- therapeutic objectives and intervention. Symposium on Sleeping- Health, Function and Learning. Haifa, 2014
Gilboa Y. Relationship between dyslexia and dysgraphia, Ministry of Education Haifa, 2015
Gilboa Y. The Gilboa functional test (GIFT) and the Assessment of Preschool Children's Participation (APCP) Ministry of Education, Lod, 2016
Gilboa Y. Tele rehabilitation intervention with elderly. Research forum, Herzog Hospital , Jerusalem, 2016
Gilboa Y. The Gilboa functional test (GIFT). Ministry of Education, Rishon LeZion, 2017

Scientific Editorship

2010- present
Ad Hoc Reviewer: European Journal of Pediatric Neurology, Journal of Special Education and Rehabilitation, Universal Journal of Education and General Studies, Educational Research, Research in Developmental Disabilities, American Journal of Public Health Research, International Scholars Journals, Research in Developmental Disabilities, American Journal of Public Health Research, Journal of Environment Pollution and Human, The Journal of Neurology and Neuroscience, International Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences (IJMMS), Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, Research in Developmental Disabilities
Guest Editor (Special Issue)- The Israeli Journal of Occupational Therapy
The Estonian Research Council (ETAg) - evaluation research funding applications
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Publications

Original Papers in Peer Reviewed Journals

Gilboa, Y, Kerrouche, B, Longaud, A, Kieffer, V, Tiberghien, A, Aligon, D, Mariller, A, Mintegui, A, Abada, G, Canizares, C& Chevignard M. (2015) Describing the attention profile of children and adolescents with acquired brain injury using the Virtual Classroom. Brain Injury. 23:1-10. doi: 10.3109/02699052.2015.1075148
Gilboa, Y., Josman, N., Fattal-Valevski, A., Toledano-Alhadef, H., & Rosenblum, S. (2010a). The handwriting performance of children with NF1. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 31(4), 929-935
Gilboa, Y., Rosenblum, S., Fattal-Valevski, A., & Josman, N. (2010b). Application of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health in children with neurofibromatosis type 1: a review. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology 52(7), 612-619
Gilboa, Y., Rosenblum, S., Fattal-Valevski, A., Toledano-Alhadef, H., Rizzo, A & Josman, N. (2011). Using a Virtual Classroom environment to describe the attention deficits profile of children with Neurofibromatosis type 1, Research in Developmental Disabilities, 32, 2608–2613
Gilboa, Y. and Rosenblum, S. (2012). The uniqueness of the therapeutic intervention among ultra-orthodox children, The Israeli Journal of Occupational Therapy 21(1), H7- H18.
Gilboa, Y., Josman, N., Fattal-Valevski A, Toledano-Alhadef H, & Rosenblum S. (2014). Is there a relationship between executive function and academic success in children with Neurofibromatosis Type 1? Neuropsychological Rehabilitation. 30:1-18.
Gilboa, Y., Josman, N., Fattal-Valevski A, Toledano-Alhadef H, & Rosenblum S. (2014). Underlying mechanisms of writing difficulties among children with Neurofibromatosis type 1. Research in Developmental Disabilities. 35(6):1310-6
Gilboa, Y, Kerrouche, B, Longaud, A, Kieffer, V, Tiberghien, A, Aligon, D, Mariller, A, Mintegui, A, Abada, G, Canizares, C& Chevignard M . (2015) Describing the attention profile of children and adolescents with acquired brain injury using the Virtual Classroom. Brain Injury. 23:1-10. doi: 10.3109/02699052.2015.1075148
Gilboa, Y., (2016). Cultural Adaptation of a Preventive Program for Ultra-Orthodox Preschool Boys in Israel. The Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools & Early Intervention. 9 (3) 258-268 ; doi 10.1080/19411243.2016.1207214
Gilboa, Y., (2016). Cultural accessibility of the MAAGAN Program for Ultra Orthodox Preschool Boys- A case study. The Israeli Journal of Occupational Therapy. 25 (4), 205-2016.
Gilboa, Y. (In Press). Development and initial validation of the “Gilboa Functional Test” (GIFT): A new measure for preschool graphomotor screening. British Journal of Occupational Therapy

Book chapters

Gilboa, Y., Rosenblum, S., Fattal-Valevski, A., & Josman, N. (2013). Children with NF1 - Functioning in the Classroom. In M. A. Karajannis & J. Allen (Eds.), Neurofibromatosis: Symptoms, Treatment and Prognosis. Hauppauge, NY: NOVA Science Publishers, Inc

Hebrew Versions of Assessment Instruments (with permission)

Fuchs, R., & Gilboa, Y. Assessment of Activity Participation in Preschool Children (APCP). (Petrenchik, Law, King, Hurley, Forhan & Kertoy, 2006)
Weglein R, Kaplan Y, Shoval I, Brecher L, and Gilboa, Y. (2016). CHIEF- Craig Hospital Inventory of Environmental Factors- Hebrew version (Craig Hospital, 2001)

Assessment Instruments

The “Gilboa Functional Test” (GIFT)- Functional Test (GIFT) is a newly developed screening instrument for use with preschool children 3 to 6 years old, designed to be used by developmental occupational therapists. The GIFT measures performance skills based on preschool children's everyday graphomotor activities.
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