Dr. Shelley Shaul
Head of Laboratory: The Edmond J. Safra Early Childhood Laboratory Prevention and Intervention of Learning Disabilities
My aim is to develop early identification tests and behavioral and brain-based interventions for at-risk children. The identification of at-risk children and implementation of intervention programs before formal schooling begins will help reduce the amount and severity of learning disabilities at later academic stages.
1998 B.A. Psychology and Multidisciplinary Studies, University of Haifa
2001 M.A Education, University of Haifa
2006 Ph.D. Division of learning disabilities, Neurocognitive Lab – Brain and Behavior Center, Faculty of Education, University of Haifa
2008 Post Doctoral-Fellowship, Gonda Brain Research Center, Bar-Ilan University
- Schwartz M. & Shaul, S. (under revision) Towards a better understanding of the link between executive functions and pre-academic abilities. Journal of Early Childhood Literacy. (40 pages)
- Nevo, E., Brande, S., Shaul, S. (2016) The effects of two different reading acceleration training programs on improving reading skills of second graders. Reading Psychology 37 (4), 533-546.
- Lipka, O., Katzir, T., Shaul, S. (2016). “The Basis of Reading Fluency in First Grade of Hebrew Speaking Children.” Reading Fluency. Springer International Publishing, pp. 91-104.
- Shaul, S., Katzir, T., Primor, L., Lipka, O. (2016). “A Cognitive and Linguistic Approach to Predicting and Remediating Word Reading Difficulties in Young Readers.” Interventions in Learning Disabilities. Springer International Publishing, pp. 47-66.
- *Schwartz M. & Shaul, S. (submitted) Towards a better understanding of the link between executive functions and pre-academic abilities. Journal of Early Childhood Literacy. (40 pages)
- *de Jong, M., Shaul, S., & Bus, A (submitted). Mathematics ability, Number sense, mathematics ability, and brain activity. A twin-case study, Cognitive Neuropsychology (44 pages) (IF 2.360 Ranking: 42/85).