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Dr. Esther Isman

Senior Lecturer, Head of the Teacher Education program in Special Education
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Office
Building 905 room 414
Reception Hours
1st sem: Mon. 11:00-11:45. 2nd sem: Tue. 13:45-14:30
Bachelor study programs
Teacher training
Awards

1995

Encouragement Prize for Excellent M.A. Students, Bar‑Ilan University

1996

Encouragement Prize for Excellent M.A. Students, Bar‑Ilan University

2004

Mozes S. Schupf Fellowship for Excellent Ph.D. Students, Bar‑Ilan University

2014

Excellent Lecturer Award for the year 2013-2014, Bar‑Ilan University

Publications

ARTICLES IN REFEREED JOURNALS

Laufer, A. & Isman, E. (2021). Posttraumatic growth (PTG) among parents of children with special needs. Journal of Loss and Trauma, DOI: 10.1080/15325024.2021.1878336. 

Tzuriel, D., Isman, E., Klung, T. & Haywood, H.C. (2017). Effects of Teaching Classification on Classification, Verbal Conceptualization and Analogical Reasoning in Children with Developmental Language Delays. Journal of Cognitive Education and Psychology, 16(1), 107-124.

Isman, E. & Tzuriel, D. (2016). Mediated Learning Experience Strategies and the Level of Jewish Women’s Religiousness in a Three Generational Perspective. Megamot, 50(3), 81-107.

Isman, E., & Tzuriel, D. (2008). The Mediated Learning Experience (MLE) in a Three Generational Perspective. British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 26, 545-560.

Isman, E. & Tzuriel, D. (2008). The Relationship between Mother-Child Mediated Learning Experience (MLE) Strategies and Mothers' Attachment Style and Mental Health. Journal of Cognitive Education and Psychology, 7(3), 388-410.

 

PAPERS PRESENTED AT SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCES

Isman, E., Stern, H., Spektor-Levy, O. & Altman, C. (2020). Facing challenges: Translation and adaptation of vocabulary measures to other languages or cultures. Paper presented in the EARLI Sig5 virtual academic conference on Early childhood Education: Growing up in dynamic and changing times. Bar Ilan University, Israel.

Stern, H., Isman, E., Spektor-Levy, O. & Altman, C.(2019). Translation and adaptation of a  vocabulary assessment tool to the Hebrew language and culture- Initial findings and suggestions. Poster presented at the 9th Hadassah Conference on Communication Disorders in Multilingual and Multicultural Populations, Hadassah Academic College, Jerusalem, Israel.

Isman, E., & Tzuriel, D. (2018). Transmission of mediated learning strategies in a three generational perspective. Paper presented at the 2nd annual conference on mediated learning of the Feuerstein Institute, Jerusalem, Israel.

Stern, H., Isman, E., Altman, C., & Spektor-Levy, O. (2018). Translation and adaptation of a receptive vocabulary assessment tool to another language with a different culture- Challenges and suggestions. Paper presented at the joint IACEP-Europe and IACEP-Middle East conference of the International Association for Cognitive Education and Psychology, Prague,  Czech Republic.

Stern, H., Isman, E., Altman, C., & Spektor-Levy, O. (2018). Translation and adaptation of a receptive vocabulary assessment tool to the Hebrew language and the Israeli culture. Roundtable presented at the multidisciplinary seminar for the study of education, School of Education, Bar Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, Israel.

Isman, E., & Tzuriel, D. (2018). Religiousness of Jewish Mothers and Grandmothers and the levels of their Mediated Learning Experience Strategies. The XVIth Biennial International Conference of the International Association for Cognitive Education and Psychology (IACEP), Guadalajara, Mexico.

Tzuriel, D., Isman, E. & Klung, T. (2016) The effects of intervention for classification on classification, verbal conceptualization and analogical reasoning in children with developmental and language delays. Paper presented at The Israeli Association for Literacy and Language conference, Bar Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, Israel.

Tzuriel, D., Isman., E., Klung, T. & Haywood, H.C. (2016). Classification, verbal conceptualization, and analogical reasoning among children with developmental language disorders. Paper presented at the North American regional conference of the International Association for Cognitive Education and Psychology (IACEP), Vancouver, B.C., Canada.

Isman E. & Tzuriel, D. (2015). The relationships between mothers' mental health, mother-child mediated learning experience (MLE) strategies and child's cognitive modifiability. The XVth Biennial International Conference of the International Association for Cognitive Education and Psychology (IACEP). Harokopio University, Athens, Greece.

Klung, T., Isman, E. & Tzuriel, D. (2013). The Effects of Training in Classification on the Development of Classification, Verbal Conceptualization and Analogical Reasoning among Children with Developmental Language Delays. Paper presented at The XIVth Biennial International Conference of the International Association for Cognitive Education and Psychology (IACEP). Leiden University, Leiden, Netherlands.

Isman, E. & Tzuriel. D. (2008). Religious orientation and the mediated learning experience in a three generational perspective. Paper presented at the International Conference of Promoting Jewish Literacy in Educational Settings, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, USA.

Isman, E. (2007). Subjective well-being and the mediated learning experience between mothers and preschoolers. Presented at the National Conference on Multi-Dimensional Viewpoints Towards Children with Special Needs, Bar- Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, Israel.

Isman, E. & Tzuriel. D. (2007). The mediated learning experience in a three generational perspective. The 11th International Conference of the International Association for Cognitive Education and Psychology (IACEP), University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, USA.

Isman, E. & Tzuriel. D. (2005). The effects of well-being and attachment patterns on the quality of the mediated interaction in a three generational perspective. The 10th International Conference of the International Association for Cognitive Education and Psychology (IACEP), Durham University, England.

Courses

77-408: Introduction to Didactics

77-409: Didactics in the Heterogeneous Classroom

77-427: The Child with Cerebral Palsy

77-430: Educational Theories in Special Education

77-433: Developing Structural Cognitive Modifiability- From Theory to Practice

77-457: Basic Didactics in Special Education

77-488: Inclusion of the Child with Special Needs

77-489: Advanced Didactics in Special Education

79-004: Educating Children with Special Needs

79-009: Educating Children with Special Needs- Gifted Children

Fields of Expertise

Dr. Esther Isman is the head of the teacher education program in special ed. She is a lecturer in the special education track and directs the practicum.
Her research focuses on the mediated learning experience, structural cognitive modifiability and emotional factors, language and thinking skills amongst children with special needs .

Last Updated Date : 16/02/2021