Tamar Truzman (Sup. Prof. Tali Bitan, Dr. Michal Biran)
I work as a speech therapist in a medical rehabilitation center, mainly with adults after CVA, TBI and other diseases. Our treatment areas focus on language disorders and aphasia, dysarthria, dysphagia, and dysphonia.
I hold a B.A. in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Haifa. After graduating, I continued into a direct track PhD.
My current research topic is “Changes in interhemispheric connectivity following treatment in aphasia”.
Aphasia is an acquired language disorder following brain damage, that is frequently associated with a deficit in word retrieval and naming. The research aims to examine the effect of a morphology-based naming treatment on Hebrew speaking patients with chronic aphasia. Besides the behavioural effects, i.e., the treatment contribution to naming abilities, we want to identify the cognitive processes underlying this treatment. Using MRI and fMRI (functional magnetic resonance imaging) methods, we examine treatment-related changes in brain activation and connectivity during naming, participants’ resting state and structural connectivity. To visit our lab website: https://www.talibitan.com/
Aphasia, Language treatment, fMRI, Brain activity and connectivity, SPM, MATLAB, neurosciences
Truzman, T. Weiss, Y. Haddad, L. and Katzir, T. Bitan, T. (2018) Morphological segmentation compensates for low reading skill, not for low orthographic transparency. Presented at the Israel Association for Literacy and Language conference, Tel-Aviv, Israel.
Truzman, T. Weiss, Y. Haddad, L. and Katzir, T. Bitan, T. (2018) Morphological segmentation compensates for low reading skill, not for low orthographic transparency. Presented at the Israeli Society for Neuroscience, Eilat, Israel.
Truzman, T. Biran, M. and Bitan, T. (2019). Effects of morphology-based treatment on naming abilities of individuals with aphasia – preliminary results. The 55th annual conference of The Israeli Speech Hearing and Language Association (ISHLA), Tel-Aviv, Israel.