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2010 - 2011 | Postdoc Fellow, Bilingual Language Disorder, CUNY Graduate Center and Lehman College, Advisors: Prof. Loraine Obler and Prof. Mira Goral

2004 - 2007 | Ph.D  Linguistics, Bar Ilan University, Israel "Bilingual Autobiographical Memory across the Lifespan” Advisor: Joel Walters

1997 - 2001 | BA and MA- Direct Track, Linguistics, Bar Ilan University, Israel

Scholarships & Grants

2021-2024 | Binational Science Foundation (BSF) Towards an Optimal Bilingual Language Instruction Model in Preschool Years(PIs Armon-Lotem/Restrepo/Altman)

2020-2023 | Erasmus + scheme “Teacher Education about Multilingualism” (Armon-Lotem/Goldfard/Altman) led by Poznan

2020-2021 | Chief Scientist Ministry of Education Online Learning in Migration (PIs Altman/Armon-Lotem/Walters)

2019- 2023 | ISF (Co-PI Walters) – Bilingual narrative intervention in English-Hebrew and Russian Hebrew preschool children with ‎developmental language disorder (DLD) and typical language development

2018 | Bar Ilan Center of Excellence research group (with Armon-Lotem &  Walters)

2017 - 2018 | Ministry of Education- Bilingualism, Language Impairment, and Socioeconomic Status: Impact on Emergent Literacy (Co-PIs Altman, Armon-Lotem & Walters)

2016 - 2017 | Scientific Conference Organization- ISF Workshop on Organizer (with Adi-Japha, Armon-Lotem and Walters) "Procedural and declarative memory, language acquisition, and cognitive processes: developmental trajectories and impairments in monolingual and bilingual children"

2014 - 2016 | Young Excellent Research Forum in Humanities and Social Sciences of the Israeli Academy of Science and Humanities (Functional Linguistic, Language Acquisition)

2014 - 2018 | ISF (Co-PIs Armon-Lotem/Walters/Altman) - Language acquisition and emergent literacy among preschool children with and without SLI from two bilingual disadvantaged population

2004 - 2007 | Bar Ilan University Presidential Fellowship

2006 | Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute of Gerontology and Human Development Eshel Association for the planning and development of services for the aged in Israel 

Academic Affiliation and Appointments

2021-present | Head of Child Development Program in The Faculty of Education

2018- present | Senior Lecturer School Counseling & Child Development Programs School of Education, Bar-Ilan University

2011 - 2017 | Lecturer School Counseling & Child Development Programs School of Education 
Bar-Ilan University

2011 - 2014 | Adjunct Lecturer  Hadassah Academic College,MA Program – Multiculturalism and Multilingualism in Communications Disorder

2009 - 2010​ | Instructor  Psycholinguistics, Sociolinguistics, Bilingualism, Talpiot College

2009 - 2010​ | Instructor Second Language Acquisition, Language Testing, School of Education, Bar Ilan University, Israel

2007 - 2008​​ | Instructor Language and Aging Department of English Linguistics Department, Bar-Ilan University, Israel

2007 - 2010​​​ | Project Manager (funded by BMBF-German Ministry of Education) Language acquisition in early childhood among Russian-speaking language minority children in Germany and Israel, Bar Ilan University/ZAS-ZAS Berlin

2004 - 2007 | Research Assistant in Child Bilingualism, Bilingualism and Aging, Bilingualism, English Linguistics Department, Bar Ilan University, Israel

Courses Taught

• Multilingualism and Multiculturalism Seminar
• Child Language Development  
• Early Childhood Language Development  
• Early Childhood Thinking Processes
• Normal Development
• Abnormal Development
• Systemic School Counseling
• Dealing with Diversity
• Learning Disabilities and the Brain
• Second Language Acquisition
• Language and Learning Difficulties
• Learning Disabilities- Counseling Interventions
• Language and Aging

• Early Childhood Thinking Processes and their advancement
• Cognitive, Social and Language Development 
• Psycholinguistics
• Sociolinguistics 
• Bilingualism

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