Prof. Adi-Japha Esther

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P/ Head, early childhood program for advanced studies
Prof. Esther Adi-Japha
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BAR-ILAN UNIVERSITY                                FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCE

School of Education

Curriculum Vita Esther Adi-Japha, PhD.

PERSONAL DATA

Tel:

03-5317106

E-mail:

Japhae@mail.biu.ac.il 

Office :

Building 905, Room 409

 

 

EDUCATION

Year

Degree

Department

Institution

1991

B.Sc

Physics and Mathematics

The Hebrew University

1993

M.Sc

Theoretical Physics

The Hebrew University

1998

PhD

Interdisciplinary

Center for Neural Computation

The Hebrew University

1999-2000

Post-Doctoral

Experimental Psychology

University of Bristol, UK

 

 

 

PhD THESIS:

Drawing movements and their relation to the development of representation in drawings of young children.

SUPERVISORS: 

Prof. Sorin Solomon, Racah Institute of Physics, Hebrew University

 

Prof. Iris Levin, School of Education, Tel-Aviv University. 

 
 

ACADEMIC AFFILATIONS/APPOINTMENTS       

Year

Appointment

Work Percentage

1996-7

Assistant, School of Occupational Therapy, Hebrew University.

25%

1999-2000

Post-Doctoral, Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Bristol, UK

100%

2001-2004

Lecturer, Department of Behavioral Sciences, Ariel University.

50%

2005-2010

Lecturer, School of Education, Bar-Ilan University.

100%

2010-2015

Senior Lecturer, School of Education, Bar-Ilan University.

100%

2015-current  Associate Professor, School of Education, Bar-Ilan University. 100%

2011

Visiting Scholar, Curry School of Education, University of Virginia

 

2010-2012

2015-current

Head of child development unit, School of Education, Bar-Ilan University.

 

 

 

PROFESSIONAL FUNCTIONS: (Memberships/Editorial Activities)

2009-present

2013-present

2009-2011

 

2014-present

2014-2016

 

2014-2015

 

 

2015

 

2015

 

2015-present

 

2016-present

 

2016-2017

Membership- Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD).

Membership- Society for the Neurobiology of Language (SNL).

Research group - Measuring the immeasurable - the Van-Leer Institute

Consultant - National forum on learning, Psychological Counseling Service – Ministry of Education

Academic Coordinator –Child development and early care – A course for heads of Israeli daycares, Bar-Ilan University. 

Committee membership - Inequality and education: The effect of rising economic inequality on educational attainment and achievement – the Initiative for Applied Education Research, Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities. 

Academic Coordinator – Current developments in learning research: theory and practice - A course for senior school psychologists. Psychological Counseling Service, Ministry of Education.

Member of the Malag (The Council for Higher Education) committee for the approval of the program in early childhood education at the Talpiot College

A member of the "Misgarot Tehila" committee incorporating the government, JDC (Joint Distribution Committee) and academia for intervention program in Israeli childcare centers.

Editorial Board, Frontiers in Psychology, Cognition section – Review Editor. 

A member of the indicators committee, Early Childhood Education, Ministry of Education.

 

 

AWARDS/GRANT/HONORS

Year

                                                                                                            

1993

Julius Goodman Memorial Prize in Theoretical Physics (Caltech).

1993

Zvi Shindel Prize on Excelling Thesis (Hebrew University). 

1997

The Hebrew University (UK friends) Post-Doctoral Fellowship.

2004

Internal grant of the Sha’arei Tzedek Hospital,

ADHD and Dysgraphia

PI: Ruth Shalev & Esther Adi-Japha

2004

The Gonda Center for Brain Research, Bar-Ilan University, Israel.   

Time domain source localization based on EEG recordings in Epilepsy

PI: Esther Adi-Japha & Miriam Neufeld (Sourasky Medical Center)

2007

Ministry of Science, Israel.                                                                 

Working paper: characterizing and diagnosing children with handwriting difficulties.

PI: Esther Adi-Japha 

(Submitted with Avi Karni, Haifa U. and Hilla Ben Pazi, Shaare Tzedek Medical Center, as researchers)

2011-2012

Ministry of Education, Israel                                                                        

The relation between kindergarten visou-motor skill acquisition and first grade achievements in reading, math, and writing

PI: Esther Adi-Japha

2013-2015

Israel Science Foundation.                                                             

Skill acquisition in kindergarten children compared to second grade students and adults.

PI: Esther Adi-Japha

2016-2017

Israel Science Foundation - Workshop

Procedural and declarative memory, language acquisition, and cognitive processes: developmental trajectories and impairments in monolingual and bilingual children.

PI: Sharon Armon Lotem, Esther Adi-Japha, Carmit Altman, Joel Walters

 

 

COURSES TAUGHT/TEACING EXPERIENCE 

Title

Year

Type

Level

Sensory-motor development

2005-present

Yearly course

MA

Motor-cognitive development

2012-present

Seminar

MA

Learning memory and attention

2011-present

Term A

MA

Critical periods in infancy

2005-2011

Seminar

BA

Brain and language

2004-present

Term B

BA

Early childhood curricular programs

2004-2011

Yearly course

BA

 

 

MAIN RESEARCH INTERESTS

1. Long-term procedural memory in children, motor-skill acquisition.

2. Developmental Disabilities.

3. The effect of child care on children's development

4. Children's drawing and writing skills.

 

 

Conference organization

April 1997: The brain-mind day, Interdisciplinary Center for Neural Computation, Givat Ram, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

December 2007: Esther Adi-Japha & Rachel Ben-Ari. Language and artwork: Children's interpretation of their production. An exhibition (Curator: Noa Tal), and an evening session, Psychology Department, Bar-Ilan University, Israel.

September 2008: Esther Adi-Japha & Rosario Mantegna. Workshop I: "Large databases in biomedical complex system research"; Workshop II: "Large databases in social and economic complex system research"; The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. A parallel activity to the 4th European Conference of Complex Systems.

July 2011: Esther Adi-Japha & Nira Mashal: Symposium organization: Cognitive Flexibility-  Neural and Educational Aspects. Symposium presented at the International Association for Cognitive Education and Psychology (IACEP) conference, Boston.

Jan. 2013: Symposium organization (with Prof. Shaul Hochstein): learning and transfer in perceptual and motor learning, in children, adults, and neurological impairment. Meeting of the Israeli association for cognitive education, Bar-Ilan University, Israel.

March 2013: Debbie Golden, Dorit Aram, Yael Dayan, & Esther Adi-Japha: The 1st University Early Childhood programs. Haifa University, Israel.

February 2014: Dorit Aram, Yair Ziv, Yael Dayan, & Esther Adi-Japha: The 2nd University Early Childhood programs. Tel-Aviv University, Israel.

July 2014: Symposium organization: Developmental differences in skill learning: from basic science to the clinic. Presented at the Mid-Year conference of the International Neuropsychological Society (ISN), Jerusalem, Israel.

February 2015: Ofra Korat, Esther Adi-Japha, Dorit Aram, Yair Ziv, & Yael Dayan, & Esther Adi-Japha: The 3rd University Early Childhood programs. Bar-Ilan University, Israel.

July 2015: Esther Adi-Japha: Symposium Organization: Language and learning in autistic spectrum disorder, intellectual disability, and specific language impairment. Symposium presented at the International Association for Cognitive Education and Psychology (IACEP) conference, Greece.

February 2016: Yael Dayan, Ofra Korat, Esther Adi-Japha, Dorit Aram, & Yair Ziv: The 4th University Early Childhood programs. The Hebrew University, Israel.

February 2017: Yair Ziv, Dorit Aram, Yael Dayan, & Esther Adi-Japha: The 5th University Early Childhood programs. Haifa University, Israel.

February 2017: Esther Adi-Japha, Shahar Arzy, Morre Goldsmith, Nurit Gronau, Dominique Lamy, Nachshon Meiran. Fourth Conference on Cognition Research of the Israeli Society for Cognitive Psychology, Akko, Israel.

February 2017: Symposium organization: Procedural learning. Fourth Conference on Cognition Research of the Israeli Society for Cognitive Psychology, Akko, Israel.   

March 2017: ISF Workshop- Sharon Armon Lotem, Esther Adi-Japha, Carmit Altman, Joel Walters. Procedural and declarative memory, language acquisition, and cognitive processes: developmental trajectories and impairments in monolingual and bilingual children. Bar-Ilan University, Israel.

September 2017: Symposia organization: The role of play in advancing child learning and well-being. European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI), 17th Biennial, Tampere. Finland.

 

Ad-hoc reviewer

Journals (Alphabetic order): Animal Cognition; Applied Psycholinguistics; Autism Research and Treatment; Behavioral and Brain Sciences; BioMed Central Neuroscience; British Journal of Developmental Psychology; Child Development; Conciseness and Cognition; Cortex; Developmental Psychology; Early Childhood Research Quarterly; Frontiers in Psychology; Frontiers in Human Neuroscience; Infant Behavior and Development; Journal of Experimental Child Psychology; Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools; Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews; Neurobiology of Learning and Memory; Neuropsychology; Perceptual and Motor Skills; PLoS ONE; Psychiatry Research; Psychonomic Bulletin & Review; Research in Developmental Disabilities.

Institutions (Alphabetic order): German-Israel Foundation (GIF); Israel Science Foundation (ISF); Ministry of Education (Chief scientist); National Institute for Psychobiology (Israel).

 

Patents

Teicher, M., Zilbershtain, A., & Adi-Japha, E. (2006). International application (9/7/2006) No. IL2006/000790 "Method and system for processing an electroencephalograph (EEG) signal".  2009 – U.S. Patent Application No. 11/988,366.

 

 

list of Publication  

Refereed Journals

1. Adi, E., Hasenbusch, M., Marcu, M., Pazzy, E., Pinn, K., & Solomon, S. (1994). Monte Carlo simulation of 2D quantum Gravity as open dynamically triangulate random surfaces. Phys. Lett. B, 320, 227-233.

2. Adi, E. & Solomon, S. (1994). The solution to Wheeler-DeWitt is eight. Phys. Lett. B 336, 152-156.

3. Adi-Japha, E., levin, I., & Solomon, S. (1998). Emergence of representation in drawing: the relation between kinematic and referential aspects. Cognitive Development, 13, 25-51.

4. Adi-Japha, E. & Freeman, N. H. (2000). Regulation and division of labor between cognitive systems controlling action. Cognition, 76, 1-11.

5. Adi-Japha, E. & Freeman, N. H. (2001). Development of differentiation between writing and drawing systems. Developmental Psychology, 37, 101-114.

6. Adi-Japha, E., Landau, Y., Frenkel, L., Teicher, M., Gross-Tzur, V., & Shalev, R. S. (2007). ADHD and Dysgraphia: Underlying mechanisms. Cortex, 43, 700-709.

7. Dorfberger, S., Adi-japha, E., & Karni, A. (2007). Reduced susceptibility to interference in the consolidation of motor memory before adolescence, Plos ONE, 2(2): e240.

8. Meiran, N., Kessler, Y., & Adi-Japha, E. (2008). Control by action representation and input selection (CARIS): a framework for task switching involving speeded perceptual classification. Psychological Research, 72, 473-500.

9. Adi-Japha, E., Karni, A., Parnes, A., Loewenschuss, I., & Vakil, E. (2008). A shift in task routines during the learning of a motor skill: group averaged data may mask critical phases in the individuals' acquisition of skilled performance. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning Memory and Cognition, 34, 1544-1551.

10. Stern, Y., Neufeld, M. Y., Kipervasser, S., Zilberstain, A., Fried, I., Teicher, M., & Adi-Japha, E. (2009). Source localization of temporal lobe epilepsy using PCA-LORETA analysis on ictal EEG recordings. Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology, 26, 109-116.  

11. Ben Pazi, H., Lossos, A., & Adi-Japha, E. (2009). Primary and secondary writing disorders in children, Harefuah, 148, 515-519 [in Hebrew].

12. Dorfberger, S., Adi-Japha, E., & Karni, A. (2009). Sex differences in motor performance and motor learning:  Age and experience make the difference. Behavioural Brain Research, 198, 165-171.

13. Adi-Japha, E., & Klein P. S. (2009). Relationship between parenting quality and cognitive performance of children experiencing varying amounts of childcare. Child Development, 80, 893-906.  

14. Arzy, S., Adi-Japha, E., & Blanke, O. (2009). The mental time line: an analogue of the mental number line in the mapping of life events. Consciousness and Cognition, 18, 781-785.

15. Klein, P. S., Adi-Japha, E., & Hakak-Benizri S. (2010). Mathematical thinking of kindergarten boys and girls; similar achievements, different contributing processes. Educational Studies in Mathematics, 73, 233-246.  

16. Adi-Japha, E., Banbrich-Artzi, J., & Libnawi, A. (2010). Cognitive flexibility in drawings of bilingual children. Child Development, 81, 1356-1366.

17. Klein, P. S., Adi-Japha, E., & Rosenthal V. (2010). Maternal teaching behavior and pre-verbal development of children with Down syndrome. Down Syndrome Research and Practice, Doi:10.3104/reports.2105.

18. Arzy, S., Arzuan, Y., Adi-Japha, E., Solomon, S., & Blanke, O. (2010). The "intrinsic" system in the human cortex and self-projection: a data driven analysis. NeuroReport, 21, 569–574.  

19. Adi-Japha, E., Fox, O., & Karni, A. (2011). Atypical acquisition and atypical expression of memory consolidation gains in a motor skill in young female adults with ADHD. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 32, 1011-1020

20. Adi-Japha, E., Strulovich-Schwartz, O., & Julius, M. (2011). Delayed motor skill acquisition in children with language impairment. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 32, 2963-2971.

21. Hedenius, M., Persson, J., Tremblay, A., Adi-Japha,  E., Veríssimo, J., Dye, C.D., Alm, P., Jennische, M., Tomblin, J. B., & Ullman, M.T. (2011). Grammar predicts procedural learning and consolidation deficits in children with specific language impairment. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 32, 1011-1020. 

22. Dorfberger, S., Adi-Japha, E., & Karni, A. (2012). Sequence specific motor performance gains after memory consolidation in children and adolescents. PLoS ONE, 7, e28673.  

23. Adi-Japha, E., Badeer, R., Dorfberger S., & Karni, A. (2014).  Rapid Motor Memory Stabilization in Childhood. Developmental Science, 17, 424-433.

24. Fox, O., Adi-Japha, E., & Karni, A. (2014).  The effect of a skipped dose (placebo)
of methylphenidate on the learning and retention of a motor skill in adolescents
with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. European Neuropsychopharmacology,  24, 391-396.

25. Adi-Japha, E., & Abu-Asba, H. Learning, Forgetting, and Relearning: Skill Learning in Children with Language Impairment (2014). American Journal of Speech Language Pathology, 23, 696-707.

26. Julius, M. & Adi-Japha E. (2015). Learning of a simple grapho-motor task by young children and adults: Similar acquisition but age-dependent retention, Frontiers in Psychology, 6, 225DOI:10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00225; http://journal.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00225/abstract

27. Adi-Japha, E., & Karni, A. (2016). Time for considering constraints on procedural memory consolidation processes: comment on Pan and Rickard (2015) with specific reference to developmental changes. Psychological Bulletin, 142, 568-571. 

28. Fox, O., Karni, A., & Adi-Japha, E. (2016). The consolidation of a motor skill in young adults with ADHD: shorter practice can be better. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 51-52, 135-144. 

29. Julius, S. M., & Adi-Japha E. (2016) A Developmental Perspective in Learning the Mirror-Drawing Task. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 6, 83doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2016.00083.  http://journal.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fnhum.2016.00083/full

30. Iluz, R., Adi-Japha, E., & Klein, P (2016). Identifying child-staff ratios that promote peer skills in child care. Early Education and Development, 27, 1077-1098.  http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10409289.2016.1175240

31.Julius, M. S., Meir, R., Shechter-Nissim, Z., & Adi-Japha, E. (2016). Children's ability to learn a motor skill is related to handwriting and reading proficiency. Learning and Individual Differences, 51, 265-272.   http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.lindif.2016.08.034

32. Fox, O., Adi-Japha, E., & Karni, A. (2017).  Motor memory consolidation processes in young female adults with ADHD may be less susceptible to interference. Neuroscience Letters, 637, 91-95. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.neulet.2016.11.044  

Chapters in Books                                                                                                              

1.    Adi-Japha, E. (2003). The development of writing and drawing as two separate systems. In P. Klein & D. Givon (Eds.), open windows. Tel-Aviv, Israel: Ramot, Tel-Aviv University Press [in Hebrew].

2.   Freeman, N. H., & Adi-Japha, E. (2008). Pictorial intention, action and interpretation. In A. Vinter & C. Lang-Kutner (Eds.) Drawing and Non-Verbal Intelligence. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, pp.104-120.

3.   Schiff, R., & Adi-Japha, E. (2008). Teaching reading and writing. In P. S. Klien & Yablon B. Y. (Eds.) From research to practice in early childhood education. Jerusalem: The Israeli Academy of Science and Humanities, pp.155-176 [in Hebrew].

4.   Adi-Japha, E., Ferman, S., Dorfberger, S., & Karni, A. (2011). Skill acquisition and the formation of long term memory in children and in adults: Is the process more effective in children? In O. Korat & D. Aram (Eds.) Literacy and language: relations, bilingualism and difficulties, p. 109-125. Jerusalem: Magnes, the Hebrew University press [in Hebrew].

5.   Adi-Japha, E. The assessment of skill learning in African children (2013). In M. Boivin and B. Giordani (Eds.) Neuropsychology of children in Africa: perspectives on risk and resilience, p. 215-234. New York: Springer.

6.   Adi-Japha, E. (2013). Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, language impairment and developmental coordination disorder, why a high comorbidity exists between these developmental disorders? In P. Klein and D. Givon (Eds.) Attention and concentration skills in early childhood: An interdisciplinary perspective. Tel Aviv: Reches Academy [Hebrew].  

 

 

PAPERS PRESENTED AT SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCES

1. 1993 Spring school in High Energy Physics, Trieste, Italy: The Solution to Wheeler-DeWitt is Eight.

2. 1995 Multiscale Phenomena, Eilat, Israel: The Dynamics of Children's Drawings.

3. 1995 2nd International Summer School in Cognitive Science, Sofia: The Dynamics of Children's Drawings.

4. 1996 the 11th meeting of SCRIPT, Maale Hahamisha, Israel: Precursors to Representation in Scribbles of 2-3 Year Olds.

5. 1997 Multiscale Phenomena, Eilat, Israel: Reductionism in Children's graphic expression.

6. 1997 The 8th biennial conference of the international graphonomics society, Genova,  Italy: Emergence of representation in drawing: the relationship between kinematic and referential aspects.

7. 1999 The 9th biennial conference of the international graphonomics society, Singapore: Development of handwriting as a domain of skilled performance.

8. 2001 The European Sociaty for Cognitive Systems. Special Workshop "Multidisciplinary Aspects of Learning" 17-19 January 2002, Clichy (Paris), France

9. 2002 Eleventh Annual Meeting of the Israeli Sociaty for Neuroscince (ISFN). Eilat, December. Writing and Dysgraphia in ADHD. 

10. 2005 European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI), Eleventh Biennial Conference Nicosia Cyprus. The relation between language, drawing and sculpturing: A representational view.   

11. 2006 Society for Neuroscience, 36th annual meeting, Atlanta, USA: Less selective motor memory consolidation in childhood: Reduced susceptibility to interference.    

12. 2007 European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI), 12th Biennial, Budapest, Hungary: Less selective motor memory consolidation in childhood: reduced susceptibility to interference.

13. 2008 SigWriting (of EARLI), Lund, Sweden. ADHD and Dysgraphia: Underlying mechanisms.  

14. 2008: Large databases in social and economic complex system research, a parallel workshop activity to the 4th European Conference of Complex Systems, Jerusalem: Large databases vs. Individual analysis.

15. 2009: Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD), Denver, Colorado: Relations between parenting quality and cognitive performance of children experiencing varying amounts of childcare.

16. 2009: Israel Motor Days in Jerusalem, an International Workshop: A shift in task routines during the learning of a motor skill: group averaged data may mask critical phases in the individuals' acquisition of skilled performance.

17.  2010: Measuring the immeasurable Summary of the work of the Israeli research group, Van Lear institute: Cognitive flexibility in drawings of bilingual children.

18. 2011: Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD), Montréal, Canada: Cognitive flexibility in drawings of bilingual children.

19. 2011: International Association for Cognitive Education and Psychology conference, Boston: Cognitive flexibility in drawings of bilingual children; and Relations between parenting quality and cognitive performance of children experiencing varying amounts of childcare.

20. 2012. The Eighth Computational Motor Control Workshop at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. Motor learning in developmental disabilities.

21.  2013. Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD), Seattle: (a) Using a grpho-motor symbol task for studying skill acquisition in children with language impairment. (b) Four- and 5-year-olds' labeling and drawing of mixed emotions.

22. 2014 The Tenth Computational Motor Control Workshop at Ben-Gurion University: Graphpo-motor skill learning task as a predictor of academic achievements in early school years.

23. 2014: The 1st Israel Society on Cognitive Research, Akko, Israel: Skill learning in children.

24. 2014: International Workshop on Learning and Memory Consolidation, San-Sebastien Spain: Graphpo-motor skill learning task as a predictor of academic achievements in early school years.

25. 2014: Mid-Year conference of the International Neuropsychological Society (ISN), Jerusalem, Israel:

26. 2014. Earli Sig 5- Learning and Development in Early Childhood, Jyväskylä, Finland: and its predictive validity

27. 2014. The Society for the Neurobiology of language, Amsterdam:  Atypical skill acquisition in children with language impairment.

28. 2015. International Association for Cognitive Education and Psychology (IACEP) conference, Greece. Graphpo-motor skill learning task as a predictor of academic achievements in early school years.

29. 16th Biennial Conference Earli 2015 (European Association for Learning and Instriction). The use of representational means in the articulation of scientific knowledge by young children.

30.  2016: Earli Sig 5- Learning and Development in Early Childhood, Porto: Portugal

Identifying child-staff ratios that promote peer skills in child care.

31. 2016: Earli Sig 22- Neuroscience and Education. Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Adjusting learning protocols to aid learning in developmental disorders. 

32. 2016. International conference on memory. Budapest: Hungary. 1. Adjusting skill learning protocols to aid learning and consolidation in developmental disorders. 2. Beyond age: A developmental perspective of the dependence of skill learning on conditions.

33. 17th Biennial Conference Earli 2017 (European Association for Learning and Instruction). 1. Drawing of facial expressions and the understanding of mixed-emotions. 2. Adjusting Skill Learning Protocols to Aid Learning in Developmental Disorders.

Fields of Expertise

Long-term procedural memory in children; Developmental Disabilities; Children's drawing and writing skills; The effect of child care on children's development.

 Link to Dr. Adi-Japha Web-site

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Publications

·Fox, O., Adi-Japha, E., & Karni, A. (2017).  Motor memory consolidation processes in young female adults with ADHD may be less susceptible to interference. Neuroscience Letters, 637, 91-95. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.neulet.2016.11.044

·Julius, M. S., Meir, R., Shechter-Nissim, Z., & Adi-Japha, E. (2016). Children's ability to learn a motor skill is related to handwriting and reading proficiency. Learning and Individual Differences, 51, 265-272. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.lindif.2016.08.034

·Iluz, R., Adi-Japha, E., & Klein, P (2016). Identifying child-staff ratios that promote peer skills in child care. Early Education and Development, 27, 1077-1098. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10409289.2016.1175240

·Julius, S. M., & Adi-Japha E. (2016) A Developmental Perspective in Learning the Mirror-Drawing Task. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 6, 83. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2016.00083. http://journal.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fnhum.2016.00083/full

·Adi-Japha, E., & Karni, A. (2016). Time for considering constraints on procedural memory consolidation processes: comment on Pan and Rickard (2015) with specific reference to developmental changes. Psychological Bulletin, 142, 568-571.

·Fox, O., Karni, A., & Adi-Japha, E. (2016). The consolidation of a motor skill in young adults with ADHD: shorter practice can be better. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 51-52, 135-144. 

·Julius, M. & Adi-Japha E. (2015). Learning of a simple grapho-motor task by young children and adults: Similar acquisition but age-dependent retention, Frontiers in Psychology, 10, 225DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00225; http://journal.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00225/abstract

·Adi-Japha, E., & Abu-Asba, H. (2014). Learning, Forgetting, and Relearning: Skill Learning in Children with Language Impairment. American Journal of Speech Language Pathology, 23, 696-707. 

·Adi-Japha, E., Badeer, R., Dorfberger S., & Karni, A. (2014). Rapid Motor Memory Stabilization in Childhood. Developmental Science, 17, 424-433. 

·Fox, O., Adi-Japha, E., & Karni, A. (2014). The effect of a skipped dose (placebo)
of methylphenidate on the learning and retention of a motor skill in adolescents
with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. European Neuropsychopharmacology,  24, 391-396.

·Dorfberger, S., Adi-Japha, E., & Karni, A. (2012). Sequence specific motor performance gains after memory consolidation in children and adolescents. PloS ONE 7(1): e28673. http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0028673

·Hedenius, M., Persson, J., Tremblay, A., Adi-Japha,  E., Veríssimo, J., Dye, C.D., Alm, P.,  Jennische, M ., Tomblin, J.B., & Ullman, M.T. (2011). Grammar predicts procedural learning and consolidation deficits in children with specific language impairment. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 32, 2362-2375.

·Adi-Japha, E., Strulovich-Schwartz, O., & Julius, M. (2011). Delayed motor skill acquisition in children with language impairment. Research in Developmental Disabilities32, 2963-2971.

·Adi-Japha, E., Fox, O., & Karni, A. (2011). Atypical acquisition and atypical expression of memory consolidation gains in a motor skill in young female adults with ADHD. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 32, 1011-1020.

·Arzy, S., Arzuan, Y., Adi-Japha, E., Solomon, S., & Blanke, O. (2010). The "intrinsic" system in the human cortex and self-projection: a data driven analysis. NeuroReport, 21, 569–574.

·Adi-Japha, E., Banbrich-Artzi, J., & Libnawi, A. (2010). Cognitive flexibility in drawings of bilingual children. Child Development81, 1356-1366.

·Klein, P. S., Adi-Japha, E., & Rosenthal V. (2010). Maternal teaching behavior and pre-verbal development of children with Down syndrome. Down Syndrome Research and Practice, Doi:10.3104/reports.2105.

·Klein, P. S., Adi-Japha, E., & Hakak-Benizri S. (2010). Mathematical thinking of kindergarten boys and girls; similar achievements, different contributing processes. Educational Studies in Mathematics73, 233-246.

·Arzy, S., Adi-Japha, E., & Blanke, O. (2009). The mental time line: an analogue of the mental number line in the mapping of life events. Consciousness and Cognition, 18, 781-785.

·Adi-Japha, E., & Klein P. S. (2009). Relationship between parenting quality and cognitive performance of children experiencing varying amounts of childcare. Child Development, 80, 893-906.

·Dorfberger, S., Adi-Japha, E., & Karni, A. (2009). Sex differences in motor performance and motor learning:  Age and experience make the difference. Behavioural Brain Research, 198, 165-171.

·Ben Pazi, H., Lossos, A., & Adi-Japha, E. (2009). Primary and secondary writing disorders in children, Harefuah, 148, 515-519 [in Hebrew].

·Stern, Y., Neufeld, M. Y., Kipervasser, S., Zilberstain, A., Fried, I., Teicher, M., & Adi-Japha, E. (2009). Source localization of temporal lobe epilepsy using PCA-LORETA analysis on ictal EEG recordings. Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology, 26, 109-116.

·Adi-Japha, E., Karni, A., Parnes, A., Loewenschuss, I., & Vakil, E. (2008). A shift in task routines during the learning of a motor skill: group averaged data may mask critical phases in the individuals' acquisition of skilled performance. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning Memory and Cognition, 34, 1544-1551.

·Meiran, N., Kessler, Y., & Adi-Japha, E. (2008). Control by action representation and input selection (CARIS): a framework for task switching involving speeded perceptual classification. Psychological Research, 72, 473-500.

·Dorfberger, S., Adi-japha, E., & Karni, A. (2007). Reduced susceptibility to interference in the consolidation of motor memory before adolescence, Plos ONE, 2(2): e240. http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0000240

·Adi-Japha, E., Landau, Y., Frenkel, L., Teicher, M., Gross-Tzur, V., & Shalev, R. S. (2007). ADHD and Dysgraphia: Underlying mechanisms. Cortex, 43, 700-709.

·Adi-Japha, E. & Freeman, N. H. (2001). Development of differentiation between writing and drawing systems. Developmental Psychology, 37, 101-114.

·Adi-Japha, E. & Freeman, N. H. (2000). Regulation and division of labor between cognitive systems controlling action. Cognition, 76, 1-11.

·Adi-Japha, E., levin, I., & Solomon, S. (1998). Emergence of representation in drawing: the relation between kinematic and referential aspects. Cognitive Development, 13, 25-51.

·Adi, E. & Solomon, S. (1994). The solution to Wheeler-DeWitt is eight. Phys. Lett. B 336, 152-156.

·Adi, E., Hasenbusch, M., Marcu, M., Pazzy, E., Pinn, K., & Solomon, S. (1994). Monte Carlo simulation of 2D quantum Gravity as open dynamically triangulate random surfaces. Phys. Lett. B, 320, 227-233.

 

 

Book chapters

·E. Adi-Japha (2013). Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, language impairment and developmental coordination disorder, why a high comorbidity exists between these developmental disorders? In P. Klein and D. Givon (Eds.) Attention and concentration skills in early childhood: An interdisciplinary perspective. Tel Aviv: Reches Academy [Hebrew].

·E. Adi-Japha (2013). The assessment of skill learning in African children  In M. Boivin and B. Giordani (Eds.) Neuropsychology of children in Africa: perspectives on risk and resilience, p. 215-243. New York: Springer.

·E. Adi-Japha, S. Ferman, S. Dorfberger, & A. Karni (2011). Skill acquisition and the formation of long term memory in children and in adults: Is the process more effective in children? In O. Korat & D. Aram (Eds.) Literacy and language: relations, bilingualism and difficulties, p. 109-125. Jerusalem: Magnes, the Hebrew University Press [Hebrew].

·N. H. Freeman & E. Adi-Japha (2008). Pictorial intention, action and interpretation. In A. Vinter & C. Lang-Kutner (Eds.) Drawing and Non-Verbal Intelligence. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, pp.104-120.

·R. Schiff & E. Adi-Japha (2008). Teaching reading and writing. In P. S. Klien & Yablon B. Y. (Eds.) From research to practice in early childhood education. Jerusalem: The Israeli Academy of Science and Humanities [Hebrew].

·E. Adi-Japha (2003). The development of writing and drawing as two separate systems. In P. Klein & D. Givon (Eds.), open windows. Tel-Aviv, Israel: Ramot, Tel-Aviv University Press [Hebrew].

 

 

Grants

 

Year

                                                                                                         

2004

Internal grant of the Sha’arei Tzedek Hospital, Israel .

ADHD and Dysgraphia

PI: Ruth Shalev & Esther Adi-Japha

2004

The Gonda Center for Brain Research, Bar-Ilan University, Israel.

Time domain source localization based on EEG recordings in Epilepsy

PI: Esther Adi-Japha & Miriam Neufeld

2007

Ministry of Science, Israel.        

Working paper: characterizing and diagnosing children with handwriting difficulties.

PI & Coordinator: Esther Adi-Japha

2011-2012

Ministry of Education, Israel    

The relation between kindergarten visou-motor skill acquisition and first grade achievements in reading, math, and writing

PI: Esther Adi-Japha

2013-2015

Israel Science Foundation.                               

Skill acquisition in kindergarten children compared to second grade students and adults.

PI: Esther Adi-Japha

2016-2017

Israel Science Foundation - Workshop

Procedural and declarative memory, language acquisition, and cognitive processes: developmental trajectories and impairments in monolingual and bilingual children.

PI: Sharon Armon Lotem, Esther Adi-Japha, Carmit Altman, Joel Walters