My primary research field is Infant motor development. This knowledge area expands to a variety of research topics: Typical motor development regarding infant handedness and footedness, infant motivation to move, and developmental change. Along these topics I'm studying motor development in at risk infants and in infant with a-typical motor development, e.g. premature infants, early signs of ASD.
Previous Research Projects
- Measuring developmentally appropriate practice in the NICU's in Israel.
- Longitudinal documentation of early leg preference.
- Leg asymmetry during sleep in infants.
- Bimanual reaching patterns and the onset of upright locomotion in typically developing infants.
- Assessing motivation to move and the relationship to motor development in infancy from ages 7 to 12 months.
Current Research Projects
- Cross-cultural assessment of parental beliefs and practices on infant motor development: Israel- Holland.
- Early signs of ASD training for pediatric PT.
- Motor learning in the physiotherapy practice
Near future Research Projects
- Autism knowledge survey.
- Early leg preference in preterm babies.
- Leg preference in childhood.