Batya Engel-Yeger
תחילת דף אינטרנט, לחץ אנטר כדי לעבור לאזור תוכן מרכזי

Prof. Batya Engel-Yeger (PhD)

Head of Department

Occupational Therapy

After my Bachelor degree in Occupational Therapy, from the University of Haifa, I graduated my M.Sc. and Ph.D at the Faculty of Medicine, Technion, Israel. My studies focused on neurophysiology of sensory systems and specifially on the impacts of Serous Otitis Media on children's vestibular system; and on Hearing impairments and deafness due to consanguinity - genetic factors and their physiological and clinical expressions,

 

I am the head of "Sensing Life": The Laboratory for Sensory Processing and Daily Function, at the Occupational Therapy Department, Faculty of Social Welfare and Health Sciences, University of Haifa, Israel

My studies focus on neuro-modulation difficulties expressed in sensory/emotional and behavioral modulation in clinical populations. I examine their neurophysiological , clinical and functoinal implications on daily life.

 

Additional possitions:

2017-2020 - A Management Committee Substitute and a member of the European Cooperation in Science & Technology (COST) Action CA16118

2018-present - visiting professor at the Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany, Department of Dermatology and Allergy - 

2019-present - Member of the Urticaria Center of Reference and Excellence (UCARE)

2020-present - Member of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP)

 

My main research focuses on behavioral and functional expressions of neuro-modulation difficulties in health and sickness. I explore the relationship between altered sensory modulation, behavioral/emotional-regulation and daily function, by focusing on populations with developmental/neurological/psychiatric deficits.

My studies also examine the relationships between motor coordination disorders (in various age groups), cognition, emotional modulation and daily function.

In my studies I use self-reports, performance-based assessments that imitate function (such as sensory, motor, cognitive) in daily life as well as objective physiological measures such as electro-dermal-activity, Evoked Response Potentials. The aim is to explore underlaying mechanisms by using objective measures, but also understand how they impact behavior and function in real life, as reflected in the self-reports, that bring the individuals own voice, from his/her personal experience, and as supported by performance-based assessments. 

My studies' results aim to bring new directions and insights to clinical evaluation processes and assist in tailoring treatment to patients' specific needs, to improve daily function and quality of life.

Measuring sensory and emotional modulation in the presence of stressors using Electro Dermal Activity

Measuring executive functions of while performing daily life activities using the Virtual Supermarket (Evelyne Klinger, 2008) 

Title of Thesis

Name of Student

 

Working memory differences between children five years after cochlear implantation and children with normal hearing

Doris Durr

1

Sensory profile of children with Atopic Dermatitis

Sausan  Mazzawi

2

Self-efficacy among children with handwriting difficulties

Nagauker Limor

3

Developmental Coordination Disorders in children with hearing disabilities

Dafna Weissman

4

Sensory profile and eating patterns of children with mental retardation

Reem Hardal

5

Impacts of Ritalin on Executive functions and participation level of children with ADHD

Maayan Shimoni

6

Comparing self- efficacy and preferred daily activities between children with Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) and typical peers

Amani Kassis

7

Cultural impacts on child's memory abilities, according to the Contextual Memory Test for Children (CMT-CH)

Netta Toledano

8

Comparing sensory performance and participation between children with ADHD and typical children

Danieala Ziv-on

9

Sensory processing and writing performance in the elderly

Sari Hus

10

Participation in daily activities among children with sensory processing disorders

Naama Katz

11

Sensory processing and participation in daily activities among children with autism

Michal Hochhauser

12

The relationship between sensory processing abilities and personality characteristics

Nili Ben-Avi

13

Sensory processing and intimate relationship in Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrom (PTSD)

Dafna Palgy- Levin

14

Sensory processing and participation of Muslim children

Inas Halilia Samich

15

Sensory processing, participation and accessibility among youth with sensory loss

Shaima Hamed

16

Contextual visual memory of children with Traumatic Brain Injury

Shoshi Cohen-Tau  

17

Sensory processing, participation and environmental accessibility among children with ADHD

Merav Zaidner

18

Writing performance of children with ADHD, children with ADHD and sensory processing disorders and typical developing controls

Hagar Offek

19

Environmental accessibility and participation of youth with mental retardation

Rawan Samara

20

Sensory processing and mothers' anxiety of children born preterm

Noga Netz

21

Participation, environmental accessibility and quality of life of children with CP

Samar Huri

22

Motor skills and self-efficacy among children with DCD while using virtual games

Rotem Sido

23

Sensory profile, daily routine and parental sense of competence among children with High Functioning Autism Disorder (HFAD)

Racheli Sorek

24

Sensory processing, participation and quality of life among people with diabetes

Sanaa Darausha - Najjar

25

Sensory processing, anxiety and self efficacy among children with DCD

Dalit Segal

26

Sensory reactivity and its relation to child's anxiety, quality of life and parental stress and competence

Liat Friedland

27

The impacts of meaningful occupation on PTS – neurobiological and behavioral manifestations

Orly Deri

28

Participation and Quality of life of people with PTSD

Ariela Rosenblum

29

Sensory processing, anxiety and quality of life among adolescents

Mary Mabgish

30

Effects of Background Sensory Stimulation and Sleep Quality on the Acquisition and Memory Consolidation of a Novel Motor Skill

Agabria Nibal

31

Sensory modulation, executive functions and quality of life among children with ADHD

Bat-El Cohen

32

Comparing Sensory processing, participation and quality of life between older people with high and low falling risk

Keren Ravitz

33

Sensory processing abilities, executive functions and quality of life of children with psychiatric disorders

Genan Hamud

34

Executive functions, activity performance in virtual reality and quality of life in children with hearing impairments

Lama Sharbari

35

Sensory processing patterns of patients with CVA

Avivit Fux

36

Sensory processing – from neurophysiology to participation in daily life

Amir Fund

37

Sensory processing and executive functions disorders in PTSD as expresses in daily life

Nihal Safi

38

Sensory modulation and daily life of children with food allergy

Shirel Yechiel

39

Fine motor and participation in children with SOM

Madiha Hijazi

40

Sensory modulation and participation in children with ASD or anxiety disorder

Reut Adler

41

Neuro modulation in children with neurological disorders under COVID-19

Hila Samet

42

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PhD students:

Behavioral and Neurophysiological characteristics of individuals with sensory processing disorders

Sharon Zlotnik

1

Differential profiles of performance, participation and quality of life of children with ADHD and/or Sensory Processing Disorders (SPD)

Maayan Shimoni

2

Sensory modulation, somatosensory discrimination and sensory based motor performance of children with HFASD and implications for activities of daily living

Netta Katz

3

Predicting participation and quality of life of children with hearing impairment by body functions, activity performance, environmental accessibility and parental stress

Shaima Hamed Daher

*4

Sensory and Attentional Neuro-dysregulation in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Re-Experiencing Symptoms and Impacts on Daily Function

Janne Lissa Hoogervorst   

*5

Sensory Regulation, Executive Functions, Self-Perception, Participation and Quality of Life in Children and Adolescents with Anxiety Disorders - from Electrophysiological Measures to Daily functioning

Genan Hamud

*6

Visual processing/Cortical Visual Impairment, altered sensory modulation and their relation to participation and environmental accessibility in children with Cerebral Palsy

Nava Gelkopf (with Yoram Bonneh)  

*7

 

Medical Doctor thesis

 

The sensory profile of children with Asthma

Meital Almog

1

The role of physical status versus mental status in predicting the quality of life of patients with lumbar disk herniation

Elad Sarfaty

*2

Sensory processing and executive functions among IVF children

Li Spritz

*3

Sensory profile, executive function, self perception, participation and quality of life among children with psychiatric disorders

Inbar Barzuza

*4

Post Doctorates:

Sensory processing and executive functions as  predictors of falls in elderly adults

Yael Zilbershlag

*1