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I hold a PhD and an MA (summa cum laude) from the University of Bar-Ilan. In my doctoral thesis, I investigated the influence of bilingualism and Specific Language Impairment on language abilities of pre-school children. Currently I am a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Haifa. I am investigating language abilities of children across different atypical populations: children with Hearing Impairment, children with Specific Language Impairment and children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder. In the Bilingual-Bimodal project, I take part in developing the tasks and the analysis.

I am deaf with deaf parents, and therefore Israeli Sign Language is my mother tongue.

In my work as a research assistant I learn new and interesting things about my mother tongue that I never knew before. At the moment, I am studying interactive communication design and social sciences at the Technion, Haifa. In the Bilingual-Bimodal project, I am responsible for developing the linguistic coding, recruiting families and administering the assessments in Israeli Sign Language.

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