Free webinar at 1 p.m. Eastern time (US), Wednesday August 30, 2023
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).
Pain, Sensory Issues and Autism
Free webinar at 1 p.m. Eastern time (US), Wednesday August 30, 2023 Presented by: Dr. Tami Bar-Shalita's research focuses on understanding sensory processing including pain as a predisposing factor or
Autism and Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome – Updates
Learn about Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes (EDS), their relationship to autism, and hear about the current research in this area. Presented by: Emily Casanova, PhD, is
Live Q&A: Sensory Strategies at Home
Moira Peña, BScOT, MOT, OT, Reg. (Ont.), answers questions about sensory strategies for home. This recorded live question and answer session was a follow-up to our two-part series on brain and sensory processing
Sensory-Friendly Strategies for Home – Part 2
Moira Peña, BScOT, MOT, OT Reg (Ont.), discusses sensory processing strategies for home. She describes how atypical sensory processing affects lived experiences of individuals with autism and outlines three sensory profiles. Peña dives
Brain & Sensory Processing Differences Across the Lifespan
Fakhri Shafai, Ph.D., M.Ed., discusses sensory differences experienced by individuals with autism across the lifespan. She describes atypical neuronal migration and synaptic pruning and outlines how such differences in brain development lead to sensory
Feedback, “feed-forward” loop impairments detected in ASD
The sensorimotor problems seen in many individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) may involve impairments in feedback and “feed forward” loops in the brain, according to a new study. Kathryn Unruh and