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Amiya Waldman-Levy

Associate Professor

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Occupational Therapy (2012); Hebrew University, Jerusalem, IsraelMaster in Science, School of Occupational Therapy (2002); Hebrew University, Jerusalem, IsraelBachelor in Occupational Therapy, School of Occupational Therapy (1999); Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel

Specialties

Research interests and expertise: co-occupation: parent-child joint play and playfulness; healthy aging, wellbeing and resilience; research methodology- assessment and intervention effectiveness. 

Publications

Gordon-Handler, L., Masaracchio, M., Hassan, L., & Waldman-Levi, A. (accepted). Emotional intelligence and clinical performance across practice areas: Implications for health professions educators and practitioners. Asian Pacific Journal of Health Sciences.

Gordon-Handler, L., Masaracchio, M., Hassan, L., & Waldman-Levi, A. (accepted). Is clinical   competence context specific? An exploration of mental health, pediatric, and rehabilitative clinical practice settings. EC Psychology and Psychiatry.

Waldman-Levi, A., & Obermyer, I. (2018). Cognition and Executive Functioning in Schools. In N. Katz & J. Toglia (Eds.). Cognition, Occupation and Participation across the life span Neuroscience, Neurorehabilitation, and Models of Intervention in Occupational Therapy, AOTA Press: Bethesda, MD.

Golisz, K., Waldman-Levi, A., Swierat, R.P., & Toglia, J. (2018). Adults with Developmental Disabilities: A preliminary feasibility study using everyday technology to support daily living skills. The British Journal of Occupational Therapy. doi: 10.1177/0308022618764781

Gordon-Handler, L., Masaracchio, M., Lynn Hassan, L., & Waldman-Levi, A. (2018). The relationship between students’ self-perceived assessment of emotional intelligence and clinical performance across practice area. EC Psychology and Psychiatry, 7(4).

Waldman-Levi, A., Hirsch, I., Gutwillig, G., & Parush, S. (2017). Psychometric properties of the Parents as Partners in Intervention (PAPI) questionnaires. The American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 71, 2.

Bar-Haim Erez, A, Katz, N., Waldman-Levi, A. (2016). Protective personality variables and their effect on well-being and participation in the elderly: a pilot study. Healthy Aging Research, 5, 1-9. doi: 10.1097/01.HXR.0000508388.87759.42.

Waldman-Levi, A. & Bundy, A. (2016). A Glimpse into co-occupations: Parent's support of young children’s playfulness scale. Occupational Therapy in Mental Health, 32(3). http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/0164212X.2015.1116420

Waldman-Levi, A. & Bar-Haim –Erez, A., & Katz, N. (2015). Healthy aging reflected by: Well-being, participation, playfulness, and cognitive-emotional functioning. Healthy Aging Research 4(8). doi:10.12715/har.2015.4.8.

Waldman-Levi, A., Katz, N., & Bundy, A. (2015). Playfulness and interaction: an exploratory study of past and current exposure to domestic violence. Occupational Therapy Journal of Research. doi: 10.1177/1539449214561762.

Waldman-Levi, A., Finzi, R., & Weintraub, N. (2015). Attachment security and parental competency among abused women in the shadow of PTSD and childhood exposure to domestic violence. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 24, 1, 57-65. doi:10.1007/s10826-013-9813-3. 

Waldman-Levi, A. & Bar-Haim Erez, A. (2014). Will environmental interventions affect the level of mastery motivation among children with disabilities? A preliminary studyOccupational Therapy International. doi: 10.1002/oti.1380.

Waldman-Levi, A., & Weintraub, N. (2014). Efficacy of a crisis intervention for improving mother-child interaction and the children's play functions. The American Journal of Occupational, Therapy, 69, 1-11. doi:10.5014/ajot.2015.013375.

Waldman-Levi, A., & Keren, N. (2014). Occupational perspective to cognitive functional intervention for improving family relations. The Israeli Journal of Occupational Therapy, 23(3).

Levi, D., & Waldman-Levi, A. (2014). Parents as change agents in their children's lives: a thematic group in the area of play. The Israel Journal of Occupational Therapy, 23(2).

Klein, M. & Waldman-Levi, A. (2013). A Parenting group for women residing in shelters who were exposed to domestic violence. Journal of Social and Welfare, 33, 331-345. 

Waldman-Levi, A. & Weintraub, N. (2009). Occupational therapy intervention for mothers and their children who were victims of domestic violence. The Israeli Journal of Occupational Therapy, 18(2), 97-116.

Weintraub, N., & Waldman-Levi, A. (2009). Mother-child play In R. P. Carlisle (Ed.). Encyclopedia of Play: A Social History. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage publications.

Traub-Bar-Ilan, R., Waldman-Levi, A., & Parush, S. (2005). Validity and reliability of the Developmental Coordination Disorder questionnaire for school-aged children in Israel. The Israeli Journal of Occupational Therapy. 14(4), 175-192.

Waldman-Levi, A. & Tal-Saban, M. (2002). Approaches in occupational therapy for treatment deficits in visual-motor integration among children with learning disabilities. The Israeli Journal of Occupational Therapy, 11(3-4), 147-163.

Schneider, E., & Waldman-Levi, A. (Eds.) (2011). Special issue on play- central and meaningful occupation. The Israeli Journal of Occupational Therapy, 20, 4.


Lectures and Presentations

Bar-Haim Erez Asnat, Katz Noomi, Stancanelli, Jeanine, & Waldman-Levi Amiya. Quality of   life and participation among elderly: are there contributing resilient factors in various cultural groups. The 17th WFOT Congress 2018. Cape Town, South Africa, June 2018

Kornhaber Sherly, Allen Madeline, Reisman, Jack, Vassello, Holly, Golisz, Kathleen, Swiert       Ric, Jankus Jordan, & Waldman-Levi Amiya. The usage of technology among individuals with Developmental Disabilities. The American Occupational Therap  Association Annual Conference Salt-Lake City, UT, USA, April 2018.

Stancanelli, Jeanine, Bar-Haim Erez Asnat, Katz Noomi, & Waldman-Levi Amiya. Resilience   Factors: How may it promotes healthy aging? The American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference Salt-Lake City, UT, USA, April 2018

Waldman-Levi Amiya, Sheills Meghan, Bundy, Anita, & Olson Laurette. Co-occupations: Feasibility of a comprehensive in-depth assessment procedure. The American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference Philadelphia, PA, USA, April 2017.

Golisz Kathleen, Waldman-Levi Amiya, Weiss Eric, Schurek Kristen Lee, Swierat Richard, & Toglia Joan. The implementation of technology with task specific approach to promote function among individuals with Developmental Disabilities. The American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference Philadelphia, PA, USA, April 2017

Waldman-Levi Amiya, Golisz Kathleen, Swierat Richard, & Toglia Joan. The implementation of technology with task specific approach to promote function among individuals with Developmental Disabilities. The American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA, USA, April 2017

Waldman-Levi, A., Toglia J., Golisz, K., Swierat, R. A multi-perspective assessment process of individuals with Developmental Disabilities. Faculty Day Seminar, Mercy College, NY, USA, October 2016

Katz Noomi, Bar-Haim Erez Asnat, Stancanelli Jeanine, Waldman-Levi Amiya. Healthy aging:  Resilience factors that contribute to elderly participation and Wellbeing. The 13th  Conference of the Neuropsychological Rehabilitation Special Interest Group of the  WFNR (NR-SIG-WFNR), Glasgow, Scotland, July 2016

Katz Noomi, Bar-Haim Erez Asnat, Stancanelli, Jeanine, & Waldman-Levi Amiya. Cognitive decline and associations with personality traits among independent elderly. The 9th World Congress for NeuroRehabilitation, WCNR 2016, Philadelphia, USA, May 2016

Waldman-Levi Amiya, Stancanelli Jeanine, Bar-Haim Erez Asnat, & Katz Noomi. Wellbeing, playfulness, hope, and participation beyond cognition and emotion among independent and non-independent elderly in Israel and the USA. Faculty Day Seminar, Mercy College, NY, US, March 2016

Bar-Haim Erez, A., Waldman-Levi, A., Stancanelli, J., & Katz, N.  Wellbeing, playfulness, hope, and participation beyond cognition and emotion among independent and non-independent elderly in Israel and the USA. Rehabilitation Science & Technology Update 2016 Congress, Tel-Aviv, Israel, February 2016

Bar-Haim Erez, A., Waldman-Levi, A., & Katz, N. Playfulness, hope, and perceived well-being among elderly. The 9th Conference of the Research Institute for the Health & Medical Professions, Ono Academic College, Or-Yahuda, Israel, October 2015

Katz, N. Waldman-Levi, A., & Bar-Haim Erez, A. Playfulness, hope, well-being, and participation among elderly. VIII Geriatrics and Gerontology Meeting – GERIATRIO 2015, Rio de Janerio Brazil, September 2015

Waldman-Levi, A., Bar-Haim Erez, A., & Katz, N. Playfulness, hope, well-being, and participation among independent elderly. Healthy Aging Summit, Washington, DC, 2015

Waldman-Levi A., Bar-Haim Erez A., & Katz, N. Playfulness, wellbeing, and participation among elderly with and without disabilities. 9th World Congress of the ISPRM 2015, Berlin, Germany, 2015

Gutwilig, G., Gavan, N, Waldman-Levi, A., & Parush, S. Parent’s expectations and satisfaction from occupational therapy group-based intervention, Poster presentation. The Israeli Occupational Therapy Conference, Jerusalem, Israel, 2015

Gutwilig, G., Gavan, N, Waldman-Levi, A., & Parush, S. Parent’s expectations and satisfaction from occupational therapy group-based intervention, Poster presentation. Clalit Health Services Quality Assurance Conference, Kefar-Saba, Israel, 2014

Waldman-Levi. A. & Weintraub, N. Efficacy of an intervention for improving parenting  functions and child's play among mother-child dyad, who reside in shelters for abused women. The American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, San Diego, CA, April 2013

Warshawsky-Shammah, C., Bar-Chaim –Erez, A., Waldman-Levi, A., & Brezner, A. The efficacy of environmental intervention on the mastery motivation of children with developmental disabilities. The Israeli Occupational Therapy Conference, Ramt - Gan, Israel, 2012

Sela, S., Bar-Chaim –Erez, A., Brezner, A, & Waldman-Levi, A. Reviewing the characteristics of mastery motivation among children with developmental disabilities: Differences between structured tasks and professional staff perception, Poster Presentation. 62 Annual Conference of the Israeli Association of Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine, Tel- Aviv, Israel., 2011

Parush, S., Hirsch, I., & Waldman-Levi, A. Parental expectations and satisfaction from   Occupational Therapy Intervention, Poster Presentation. 6th International Conference on “Children with Developmental Coordination Disorder”, Trieste, Italy, 2005

Hirsch, I., Waldman-Levi, A. & Parush, S. Occupation and Participation: Assessing occupational therapy consequences to home and kindergarten. The Israeli Occupational Therapy Conference, Jerusalem, Israel, 2005

Hirsch, I., Waldman-Levi, A. & Parush, S. Parental expectations and satisfaction from Occupational Therapy Intervention, Invited. The National Conference of the Israeli Association of Child Development and Rehabilitation, Haifa, Israel, 2004

Traub-Bar-Ilan, R., Waldman-Levi, A., & Parush, S. Participation in daily life among children with and without DCD, Invited. The Israeli Occupational therapy Conference, Shfaim, Israel, 2004

Hirsch, I., Waldman-Levi, A., & Parush, S. Parental expectations and satisfaction from Occupational Therapy Intervention, Invited. The Israeli Occupational Therapy Conference, Haifa, Israel, 2004

Waldman-Levi, A. Domain and Process: Occupational Therapy Framework. Keynote, Jerusalem, Israel, 2003


Invited lectures:

Waldman-Levi, A. Co-Occupation: Parent’s and Child’s Playfulness. Theory, Assessment, & Intervention and case scenario presentation. A guest lecturer at Sacred Heart University, CT, 2018.

Waldman-Levi, A. Co-Occupation: Parent’s and Child’s Playfulness. Theory, Assessment, & Intervention. A guest lecturer at Sacred Heart University, CT, 2017.

Waldman-Levi, A. Play from theory to practice, one-day Seminar, The Ministry of Education, Jerusalem District, Israel, 2010

Waldman-Levi, A. Introduction to play theory and assessment, The Ministry of Education, Hasharon District, Israel, 2010

Waldman-Levi, A. Play from theory to practice, one-day seminar, Clalit Health Services, Jerusalem, Israel, 2009          

Waldman-Levi, A. Play from theory to practice, one-day seminar, Maccbi Health Services, Jerusalem, Israel, 2009          

Waldman-Levi, A. Occupational Therapy Framework, one-day Workshop, Hertzog- Geriatric Facility, Gedra, Israel, 2002


Service/Affiliations:

Senior Fellow Researcher, Research Institute for the Health and Medical Professions, Ono Academic College, Israel

Phi Theta Epsilon-The Occupational Therapy Honor’s Society  

American Occupational Therapy Association