Shira Blicher

posted Jun 20, 2016, 4:13 AM by Tal Erez

I have a B.Ed. and a teaching certificatefromLevinsky College, and M.A in Learning Disability evaluation and remediation from Haifa University. During the past three years I am working as an implementation coordinator at the Edmond J. SafraBrain Research Center for the Study of Learning Disabilities at the University of Haifa. As part of my work I am responsible for coordinate and management of teachers' training programof the Edmond J. Safra-Haifa model of assessment and intervention processes to promote literacy among poor readers, and also work as a lecturer in these programs. In addition, I am responsible for theimplementation of reading acceleration program developed at the Edmond J. Safra center and facilitating mobile unit of Edmond J. Safra Center for the Advancement of Learning. Furthermore I am a research assistant of Prof. Michal Shany at developing reading comprehension assessment tests.

Thesis title: 
"The prediction of reading comprehension by trait anxiety and knowledge and rumination about reading difficulties among eight- to ten-year-old poor readers and their mothers"

Thesis Presentations:
Blicher, S. &Shany, M. (2014).
"The prediction of reading comprehension by trait anxiety and knowledge and rumination about reading difficulties among eight- to ten-year-old poor readers and their mothers". A poster presentation at the 8th annual conference of the Israeli Association for Literacy and Language in Haifa university.

Publications:
Blicher, S., Feingold, L., &Shany, M. (2016). The Role of Trait Anxiety and Preoccupation With Reading Disabilities of Children and Their Mothers in Predicting Children's Reading Comprehension. Journal of learning disabilities.

shirablicher@gmail.com
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