Prof. Raphiq Ibrahim


Head of program: Clinical Arabic program in Learning Disabilities   

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  • Cognitive and neurocognitive underpinnings of visual word perception
  • Reading processes
  • Speech perception and production
  • Psychological and Neuropsychological Assessment in Clinical Practice  

1988     B.A. Psychology, Faculty of Behavioral Sciences, Ben-Gurion University

1993     M.Sc. with distinction, Neurobiology (Neuropsychology), Hebrew University

1997     PhD, Cognitive Psychology and Education, Doctor of Philosophy, Hebrew University

1998-9  Post doctorate, Department of Psychology and Institute of Information Processing and Decision Making (IIPDM), University of Haifa

1999     Psychology board certification, Rambam Medical Center and Ministry of Health, Licence No. 6121

  • Asadi. I., Khateb, A., & Ibrahim, R. (2017). What contributes to spelling in Arabic? A cross-sectional study from first to sixth grade. Writing Systems Research. 9(1), 60-81.
  • Asadi. I., Khateb, A, Taha, H., & Ibrahim, R. (2017). How do different cognitive and linguistic variables contribute to reading in Arabic? A cross-sectional study from first to sixth grade. Reading and Writing. 30(9), 1835-1867.
  • Eviatar, Z., Ibrahim, R., Kirletz, T., & Ben-Semon, A. (2018). Speed of Reading Texts in Arabic and Hebrew. Reading and Writing.
  • Asadi. I., & Ibrahim, R. (2018).  “Simple View of Reading” in transparent and deep  versions of the Arabic script. Reading Psychology.
  • Khatteb Abu-Leil, A., Eviatar, Z., & Ibrahim, R. Literacy in multiple Arabics: Effects  of diglossia and orthography. Reading and Writing.
  • Maroun, L., Ibrahim, R. & Eviatar. Z. Subtypes of dyslexia in Arabic: Evidence from behavioral and neurocognitive measures in skilled and disabled readers. Dyslexia
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