Ph.D. Department of Occupational Therapy, Haifa University; post-doctoral research, School of Occupational Therapy, The Hebrew University-Hadassah School of Medicine, Jerusalem
Occupational Therapist, expert in diagnosis, treatment, consultation and training in the field of the developmental disorders and learning disabilities.
Experienced in training, lecturing and conducting workshops for professionals in the fields of occupational therapy, education, special education and psychology on developmental coordination disorder, dysgraphia and disorganization.
Representative of the Israeli Society of Occupational Therapy and the Learning Disabilities Forum to the Education Committee of the Knesset .
Courses taught by Dr. Nirit Lifshitz:
- Introduction to Child Development
- Occupational Therapy for Children
- OT Diagnosis and Therapy for Children
- Occupational Therapy from theory to practice
- Research Seminar
1. Tubul-Lavy, G & Lifshitz, N. (2017). Questionnaire for Assessing Preschoolers' Organizational Abilities (QAPOA) in their Natural Environments: Development and Establishment of Validity and Reliability. Child Developmental Research, 1-9.
2. Aharon, T., Menachem- Eitan, T., Kalingel-Levi, M. Kamil, M., Kander, M., Kurant, E Lifshitz, N. (2017). The Relationship between Organizational Abilities and Sensory Processing among Preschoolers. Israeli Journal of Occupational Therapy (IJOT), 26(1), H28-H43 (Hebrew).
3. Tubul-Lavy, G & Lifshitz, N. (2016). Organizational abilities among kindergarten children: comparison between children with developmental delay and typical children. Speech & Hearing, 35, 57-70 (Hebrew).
4. Lifshitz, N., & Har-Zvi, S. (2015). A Comparison Between Students Who Receive and Who Do Not Receive Writing Readiness Interventions on Handwriting Quality, Speed and Positive Reactions. Early Childhood Education Journal, 43(1), 47-55. doi.org/10.1007/s10643-013-0629-y
5. Raz-Silbiger, S, Lifshitz, N., Katz , N., Steinhart, S., Cermak, S.A., & Weintraub, N. (2015). Motor skills, participation in leisure activities and quality of life in children with Developmental Coordination Disorders: Temporal aspects. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 38, 171-180. doi.org/10.1016/j.ridd.2014.12.012