Dr. Tamar Bar Shalita

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Dr. Tamar Bar Shalita
Phone: 03-6405447
External phone: 03-6405447
Fax: 03-6409933

Positions

Lecturer, Department of Occupational Therapy. School of Health Professions, Sackler Faculty of Medicine
 

Research

Investigating Sensory Modulation Disorder (SMD) Over Life Span

SMD is a health condition in which abnormal responses to naturally occurring stimuli is demonstrated in a manner that interferes with daily life, affecting 10% of otherwise healthy individuals. Our lab studies a unique perspective associating SMD with pain. Our research is aiming to better understand the underlying mechanisms by identifying biomarkers that would specify this health condition, applying psychophysical and neurophysiological methodologies in children and adults. New biomarkers found guide new therapeutic modalities for this population, ameliorating intervention opportunities. Specifically we are developing a neurofeedback system for treating SMD, based on our findings of EEG components that characterize individuals with SMD.

 

Moreover, in trying to understand the potential role of SMD in neurodevelopmental and other disorders trajectories, we study SMD as a risk factor in other health conditions such as chronic pain, mental health, substance abuse, and neurodevelopmental disorders. Research is performed in the Sensory Integration Laboratory at TAU and in hospitals.

 

Publications

Bart O., Bar-Shalita, T., Darr, R. Relationships among sensory responsiveness, anxiety, and ritual behaviors in children with and without atypical sensory responsiveness. Phys Occ Ther Ped. 2016:1-10.


Bar-Shalita, T., Cermak, S. Atypical sensory modulation and psychological distress in the general population. Am J Occ Ther. 2016, 70: 1-9.

Lipskaya-Velikovsky, L., Bar-Shalita, T., Bart, O. Sensory modulation and daily-life participation in people with schizophrenia. Comp Psych. 2015, 58:130-137

 

Bar-Shalita, T., Deutsch, L., L Honigman, L., Weissman-Fogel, I. Ecological aspects of pain in sensory modulation disorder. Res Dev Disabil. 2015, 45–46: 157–167.

 

Bar-Shalita, T., Vatine, J.J., Yarnitsky, D., Parush, S., Weissman-Fogel, I. Atypical central pain processing in sensory modulation disorder: absence of temporal summation and higher after-sensation. Exp Brain Res. 2014, 232: 587-595.

 

 

Manuscripts
Bar-Shalita, T., Vatine, J.J., Yanitsky, D., Parush, S., Weissman-Fogel, I. (2014) Atypical central pain processing in sensory modulation disorder: absence of temporal summation and higher after-sensation. Exp Brain Res 232, 587-595. 


Bar-Shalita, T., Parush,S. Pain and sensory modulation disorder (abstracts from the Gerry Schwartz and Heather Reisman 3rd International Conference). Int J Child Health Hum Dev 2013;6:385

 

Bar-Shalita, T., Boni, O., Gevir, D., & Doryon, Y. (2013). The Israeli Occupational Therapy Code of Ethics. The Israeli Occupational Therapy National higher professional committee, Israel’s Occupational Therapy Association. 

 

Bar-Shalita, T., Vatine, J.J., Parush, S., Deutsch, L., Seltzer, Z. Psychophysical correlates in adults with sensory modulation disorder. Disabil Rehabil. 2012, 34:943-50.
 

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