ICare4Autism and University of Haifa Autism Conference

Applying Technology for Intervention with Children with Autism

November 22, 2011
9:00am to 1:30pm

Hecht Auditorium, University of Haifa

This Haifa conference is another in ICare4Autism’s series of events to highlight autism issues in the North of Israel developed by Joshua Weinstein, PH.D., MBA, ICare4Autism’s CEO  & Founder. Professor Tamar Weiss of the University of Haifa  spearheaded this important conference in conjunction with ICare4Autism. Dr. Weinstein  presented the latest technology used when working with children with autism. The conference focused on how to apply media and technology to increase social skills, speech, independence and learning for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). There were live demonstrations on how to apply the technology as well. The conference was free and open to all.

Opening Remarks and Greetings

Dr. Batya Engel-Yeger, Chair, Dept. of Occupational Therapy

Dr. Massimo Zancanaro,  Fondazione Bruno Kessler – Irst, Cospatial Coordinator

Prof. Onn Winkler,  Office of the Rector, University of Haifa

Presentations

“Using Technology to Increase Independence and Learning”
Dr. Joshua Weinstein, Director, ICare4Autism, International Center for Autism Research and Education

“Applying CBT for children with ASD via technology”

Prof. Nirit Bauminger, School of Education, Bar-Ilan University

“Using table top technologies to improve social interaction skills of children with ASD”

Dr. Eynat Gal, Dept. of Occupational Therapy, University of Haifa

“Technology supported collaborative construction of storytelling by children with high functioning ASD”

Dr. Rachel Yifat, Dept. of Communication Disorders, University of Haifa

“Using multi-media to teach children with ASD to identify emotions”

Dr. Ofer Golan, Dept. of Psychology, Bar-Ilan University

“Using technology for children with ASD: Boon or Bane?”

Prof. Tamar Weiss, Dept. of Occupational Therapy, University of Haifa

Demonstrations

Dr. Massimo Zancanaro,  Fondazione Bruno Kessler – Irst “Cospatial collaboration software”

Dr. Sigal Eden, School of Education, Bar-Ilan University “Cospatial collaboration software”

Orit Almog, Center for Educational Technology, “Social interaction via the Internet”

Tal Goren and Dr. Orit Hetzroni, Faculty of Education, University of Haifa “A computerized kit to prepare parents for the evaluation process”

Sarit Tresser, Timocco, Inc. “Interactive games based on body motion tracking technology”