Pain, Sensory Issues and Autism – webinar
August 30 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pmFree
From sensory and pain behavior to neurophysiology: quantitative and qualitative studies in autism.
Dr. Tami Bar-Shalita’s research focuses on understanding sensory processing including pain as a predisposing factor or a contributing factor in various health conditions. She received her undergraduate degree in Occupational Therapy and her Ph.D. in Medical Sciences from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. After Postdoctoral training at the University of Southern California, she joined Tel Aviv University, where she is now a senior lecturer in the Department of Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Medicine, heading the graduate program as well as the Sensory Integration Lab.
Dr. Yelena Granovsky is a research neurophysiologist. Her research interests addressing a wide range of mechanisms underlying pain and modalities of pain treatment. She utilizes advanced neurophysiological and behavioral tools for identification of pain biomarkers. Dr. Granovsky received her M.Sc-PhD degree in Medical Sciences from the Technion. After Postdoctoral training at the University of Michigan, she joined the research team in the Lab of Clinical Neurophysiology in Rambam Health Care Campus and Technion Medical Faculty, where she is now a senior lecturer.
Dr. Eynat Gal is an associate professor and the co-director of the Autism research in the Occupational Therapy department at University of Haifa. Her research is dedicated to children, adolescents and young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Prof. Gal has authored numerous articles and book chapters, and she is the co-editor of the book “Repetitive and Restricted Behaviors and Interests in Autism Spectrum Disorders: from neurology to behavior” (Springer, 2021).