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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
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$ (PI)
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 (PI)
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 (PI)
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 (PI)
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 (Co-I)
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
2017
Gassner Foundation for medical research 40000NIS (PI)
The utility of tele-rehabilitation service to improve the function and participation of stroke survivors- a randomized controlled trail
Collaborators: Aviva Beit-yosef (student author)
2018
The Israel cancer association 45000NIS (PI)
Alleviating Cancer-Related Cognitive Impairments (CRCI) using a combination of Mobile Interventions: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Collaborators:Mor Nahum, PhD, Chen Makranz, MD
2018
ICRF Brause Family Initiative for Quality of Life $231489 (PI)
Combined Model of Online Remote Interventions for Cancer-Related Cognitive Impairment
Collaborators:Mor Nahum, PhD, Chen Makranz, MD, Nehama Silberman, MA

Active Participation in Scientific Conferences - Partial list

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)
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 American Association of Occupational Therapy, Philadelphia, PA Mar 2017 (Poster)
Jansari, A., Gilboa Y., Kerrouche, B., Longaud, A., Kieffer, V., Tiberghien, A., Aligon, D., Mariller, A., Chavanne, C., Abada, G., Canizares, C.,& Chevignard, M., Assessment of Executive Functions in Children and Adolescents with ABI using a novel complex multi-tasking computerized task – the Jansari Assessment of Executive Functions (JEF-C©), INS Mid-Year Congress , Cape Town, South Africa, July, 2017 (Oral presentation, Presented by A. Jansari)
Rosenberg L., Maeir A. Gilboa Y. Therapeutic powered mobility "summer camp" for children with complex disabilities, 71st Annual Meeting of the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (AACPDM), Montreal, Canada, Sep, 2017 (Poster , Presented by L. Rosenberg )
Gilboa Y. Bar-Ilan R, Maeir A. Yochman A, Tal-Saban M. New assessment tools in pediatric occupational therapy. The 22st Annual Conference of the Israel Society of Occupational Therapy, Tel-Aviv, Israel, Sep, 2017 (Workshop)
Gilboa Y. Kizony, R. Levanon, Y., Beit-Yosef, A., Doryon, Y,. sheimes, J., Raz-Silbiger, S., Steinhart, S., Khalailh, F. Harel, S. The 22st Annual Conference of the Israel Society of Occupational Therapy. Tele-rehablitation: from clinic to home care. Tel-Aviv, Israel, Sep 2017 (Symposium presentation)
Gilboa Y., Jansari, A., Kerrouche, B., Longaud, A., Kieffer, V., Tiberghien, A., Aligon, D., Mariller, A., Chavanne, C., Abada, G., Canizares, C.,& Chevignard, M. Assessment of Executive Functions in Children and Adolescents with ABI using a novel complex multi-tasking computerized task – the Jansari Assessment of Executive Functions (JEF-C©), Second International Conference on Pediatric Acquired Brain Injury, Rome, Italy, Sep 2017, (Oral presentation, Presented by M. Chevignard)
Melamed M. * & Gilboa Y., Assessing Online Awareness during performance in motor, cognitive and functional tasks, among adolescents with Acquired Brain Injury. International Conference Of the French Ministry of Health on ABI During Childhood And Adolescence, Paris, France, Dec 2017 (Poster)
Raz-Silbiger, S., Steinhart, S., 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. The 67th Annual Conference of the Israel Association of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine Airport city, Israel, Dec 2017 Presented by S. Steinhart).
Rosenberg, L, Meair A& Gilboa Y. Therapeutic powered mobility "summer camp" for children with severe cerebral palsy (CP). The 8th Meeting of the East European and Mediterranean Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (EEMCPDM) Tel-Aviv, Israel , May, 2018 (Presented by L. Rosenberg)
Steinhart, S., Raz-Silbiger, S., 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. The 8th Meeting of the East European and Mediterranean Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (EEMCPDM) Tel-Aviv, Israel , May, 2018 (Presented by S. Steinhart)
Gilboa Y., Jansari, A., Chevignard, M. Ecologically valid tools for the assessment of executive functions and attention with patients who sustained acquired brain injury. The 12th World Congress of the International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (ISPRM 2018), Paris, France, July, 2018 (Workshop)

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
Gilboa Y. Sensory processing and occupational therapy intervention. Administrative Staff - The Faculty of Medicine, Jerusalem, 2017
Gilboa Y. Tele rehabilitation intervention, Research forum, Alyn hospital, Jerusalem, 2018
Gilboa Y. The Gilboa functional test (GIFT), ALUT, Petach-Tikva, 2018

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., 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. (In Hebrew)
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 doi: 10.1016/j.ridd.2014.03.021
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.
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. (2017). Development and initial validation of the “Gilboa Functional Test” (GIFT): A new measure for preschool graphomotor screening. British Journal of Occupational Therapy. 80(11):660-667
Gilboa, Y, Jansary, A, Kerrouche, B, Longaud, A, Kieffer, V, Tiberghien, A, Aligon, D, Mariller, A, Mintegui, A, Abada, G, Canizares, C& Chevignard M. (2017). Assessment of Executive Functions in Children and Adolescents with acquired brain injury (ABI) using a novel complex multi-tasking computerized task – the Jansari assessment of Executive Functions for Children (JEF-C©). Neuropsychological Rehabilitation doi: 10.1080/09602011.2017.1411819
Gilboa, Y., &.Fuchs, R. (2018). Participation patterns of preschool children with Intellectual Developmental Disabilities, OTJR: Occupation, Participation and Health doi: 10.1177/1539449218766888
Gilboa Y., Grinvald H, & Chevignard M . (2018). Virtual classroom assessment for children and adolescents with attention deficits: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of measurement properties. Journal of Attention Disorders Link

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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