Membership in Academic Organization
  • Vice President of the International Association for Cognitive Education and Psychology (I.A.C.E.P.) | 2004-2009

  • Member of the Executive Board of Language & Literacy committee in Israel | 2005-

  • Fellow of the International Academy for Research in Learning Disabilities (IARLD) | 2006 –

  • Voting Member, The Society for the Scientific Studies of Reading | 2011 -

  • Chair, The Israel Association for Literacy and Language | 2011-2014

  • Editorial Board Member, Reading and Writing | 2017 -

  • Associate Editor, Written Language and Literacy | 2017 -

  • Editorial board, Research in Developmental Disabilities | 2020 -

  • A member of the tenure track promotion committee at Bar Ilan University | 2022 -

  • A member of the senate at Bar Ilan University | 2022-

  • Vice Dean – Faculty of Education, Bar Ilan University | 2022 -

  • Coordinator and Head of International Relations Committee for the Faculty of Education | 2022 -

  • Coordinator and Head of Research Committee for the Faculty of Education | 2022 -

Membership in Professional Committees
  • Member of the Committee for Public Libraries in Israel, by the explicit request of the former Minister of Education Ms. Limor Livnat | 2003-2006

  • Member of the SHEFI (The Council for Psychological and Guidance Services) Committee for the national curriculum, remedial teaching and matriculation testing of Hebrew language for learning disabled students | 2003-2004

  • Member of the Knesset Committee for drafting the Act for the Rights of Disabled Students | 2004-2005

  • Representative of Bar-Ilan University in the Knesset Committee for teaching Hebrew to learning disabled students | 2004-2005

  • Member of the Malag (The Council for Higher Education) committee for the approval of Open University's B.A. program in Learning Disabilities | 2006-2016

  • Member of the Malag (The Council for Higher Education) committee for the approval of Teacher Colleges' B.Ed. programs in various colleges in Israel | 2006-2016

  • Member of Bar Ilan's School of Education committee of president's scholarship for excellent Ph.D. students | 2008-2015

  • Head of Advisory Committee on Learning Disabilities for the National Committee Determining the Criteria Required of Certified LD Diagnostician at the Institutes for Higher Education | 2010-2013

  • Member of the Malag (The Council for Higher Education) committee for the approval of the program in Learning Disabilities at the Multidisciplinary College in Sach'nin, and the M.A. program in Learning Disabilities at Emuna College. | 2011-2015

  • Member at a "think-tank" for developing diagnosis and treatment procedures for students with learning disabilities, initiated by Prof. Miri Faust, Vice Rector at Bar-Ilan University. | 2011-2012

  • Chair, 3 MALAG committees examining the request by the Multidisciplinary College in Sach'nin, Emuna College and the Arab College in Haifa to set up an MA program in Learning Disabilities. | 2012-2015

  • Representative of Bar-Ilan University in the Knesset Committee for Learning Disabilities | 2018-

  • Member of  the MALG Committee examining the request by the Western Galilee Academic College to set up a BA program in Learning Disabilities | 2018-

  • Member of  the MALG Committee examining the request by the Western Galilee Academic College to set up a BA program in Learning Disabilities | 2019-

  • Member of an Expert Comittee on attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, Ministry of Education | 2022-

  • An academic consultant for the Reading Fluency Intervention Program, Ministry of Education | 2019-

  • Academic consultant, Learning Disabilities Studies, Ashkelon Academic College | 2012

Educational Activities and Intervention Programs
  • Development of a computerized assessment program for language learning and reading disabilities | 1998-2003

  • Hebrew language matriculation examination preparatory course for learning disabled students | 1998-2008

  • “First Step” intervention program for first grade. The program provides a tool for school administrators and classroom teachers to accurately assess classroom teaching and focus on the goals and objectives of the class as a whole and the students as individuals. | 1998-

  • Development of normative diagnostic tests in Hebrew for learning disabled students at various levels, including word reading (vowelized and unvowelized), phonological awareness, morphological awareness, morpho-syntax, and reading comprehension | 1998-2003

  • Development of instructional program for teachers aimed at the prevention of reading difficulties among students in first and second grades, and remedial instruction for LD students. The program is regional and operates in Or-Yehuda, Ra'anana, Tel aviv, Netanya, Bat Yam and Hod-HaSharon schools. | 1998-2003

  • Development of executive function, cognitive abilities and metalinguistic skills in kindergarten children from LSES background. | 2008-2013

  • Preparation for first grade diagnostic tests for linguistic (phonological and morphological awareness), academic (invented spelling, word recognition, listening comprehension), and oral production (story retelling, picture sequence writing) skills. | 2009-2013

  • Instructional program for 3rd and 4th graders from LSES background aimed at developing reading comprehension strategies from the word, sentence and paragraph levels to text structure as well as cognitive, metacognitive and executive function abilities. The program is regional and operates in Or-Yehuda. | 2010-2014

  • Instructional program for 3rd and 4th graders from LSES background aimed at developing reading comprehension strategies from the word, sentence and paragraph levels to text structure as well as cognitive, metacognitive and executive function abilities. The program is regional and operates in Or-Yehuda. | 2011-

  • Intervention program for 4th to 6th graders from LSES background using subject-specific writing pedagogy with emphasis on form and content-based characteristics. | 2013-

  • Intervention program for Junior high school students with LSES background with a special focus on reading comprehension and writing abilities. | 2016-

  • Intervention program for Arabic-speaking kindergarten children with a special focus on language, cognitive abilities and executive functions. | 2018-