Dr. Tamar Bar Shalita

Department of Occupational Therapy
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Dr. Tamar Bar Shalita
Phone: 03-6405447
Fax: 03-6409933
Office: Health Professions, 326


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


  • Kalingel-Levi M, Schreuer N, Granovsky Y, Bar-Shalita T, Weissman-Fogel I, Hoffman T, & Gal E. Feeling Unwanted, When Nobody Wants You Around”: Perceptions of Social Pain Among Autistic  People. American Journal of Occupational Therapy 2022; 77  
  • Hoffman T, Bar-Shalita T^, Granovsky Y Gal E, Kalingel-Levi M, Dori Y, Buxbaum C, Yarovinsky N,  Weissman-Fogel I^. Indifference or hyper-sensitivity? Solving the riddle of the pain profile in individuals with autism. Pain 2022, 10-1097.
  • Efraim Kaufman A, Weissman-Fogel I, Rosenthal MZ, Kaplan Neeman R Bar-Shalita T. Opening a window into the riddle of misophonia, sensory over-responsiveness and pain. Frontiers in Neuroscience 2022, 16, 907585.
  • Kalingel-Levi  M, Schreuer N, Granovsky, Y, Bar-Shalita T, Weissman-Fogel I, Gal E."When I’m in Pain, Everything is Overwhelming”: Implications of Pain in Adults with Autism on Their Daily Living and Participation. Frontiers in Psychology 2022, 3124.
  • Assayag N,  Berger I, Parush S, Mell H, Bar-Shalita T. Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Symptoms, Sensation- Seeking, and Sensory Modulation Dysfunction in Substance Use Disorder: A Cross Sectional Two-Group Comparative Study. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 2022, 19, 2541.                                                              
  • Freund-Azaria A , Bar-Shalita T, Regev R, Bart O. The role of motor coordination, ADHD-related characteristics and temperament among mothers and infants in exclusive breastfeeding: A cohort prospective study. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 2022, 19(9), 5509. 
  • Hamed R,  Mizrachi L, Granovsky Y, Issacharn G, Yuval-Greenbergn S, Bar-Shalita T. Neurofeedback Therapy for Sensory Over-Responsiveness—A Feasibility Study. Sensors 2022, 22, 1845.
  • Assayag, N, Berger I, Parush S, Mell H, Bar-Shalita T. Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Symptoms, Sensation- Seeking, and Sensory Modulation Dysfunction in Substance Use Disorder: A Cross Sectional Two-Group Comparative Study. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2022, 19, 2541.
  • Ryu J, Bar-Shalita T, Granovsky Y, Weissman-Fogel I, Torres E. Personalized biometrics of physical pain agree with its psychological perception by participants with sensory over responsivity. Journal of Personalized Medicine. 2021.
  •  Agmon M, Bar-Shalita T, Kizoni R. High Sensory responsiveness in older adults is associated with walking outside but not inside: proof of concept study. Clinical Interventions in Aging. 2021:16 1651–1657.
  • Bar-Shalita T, Cermak SA. (2020) Multi-sensory Responsiveness and Personality Traits Predict Daily Pain Sensitivity. Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience. 2020. 13:77. doi: 10.3389/fnint.2019.00077.
  •  Bar-Shalita T, Nurit Ben-Ziv N, Yelena Granovsky Y,  Weissman-Fogel I. (2020) An Exploratory Study Testing Autonomic Reactivity to Pain in Women with Sensory Over-Responsiveness. Brain Science. 10, 819;
  • Keinan A, Bar-Shalita T, Portnoy S. An Instrumented Assessment of a Rhythmic Finger Task among Children with Motor Coordination Difficulties. Sensors. 2020 20(16):4554. DOI: 10.3390/s20164554.
  • Assayag N, Bonneh Y, Parush S, Mell H, Kaplan Neeman R, Bar-Shalita T. Perceived sensitivity to pain and responsiveness to non-noxious sensation in substance use disorder. Pain Medicine 2019, 1–11. doi: 10.1093/pm/pnz292.
  • Ben Ziv N, Weissman-Fogel I, Granovsky Y, Bar-Shalita T. Pain perception and sensory modulation in autism: A literature review. Israeli Journal of Occupational Therapy 2019; 28 (1): H 60.
  • Bar-Shalita T, Granovsky Y, Parush S, Weissman‐Fogel I. Sensory modulation disorder (SMD) and pain: A new perspective. Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience2019.  13:27. doi: 10.3389/fnint.2019.00027.                                              
  • Kalig-Amir M, Berger I, Rigbi A, Tami Bar-Shalita T. An exploratory study of parent-child association in sensory modulation disorder involving ADHD related symptoms. Pediatric Research.   2019. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41390-019-0397-5
  • Issachar G, Bar-Shalita T, Baruch Y, Horing B, Portnoy S. Design and Implementation of  a Novel Subject-Specific Neurofeedback Evaluation and Treatment System. Annals of Biomedical Engineering. 2019. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10439-019-02228-x        
  • Granovsky Y, Weissman‐Fogel I, BarShalita T.  Resting-state EEG in individuals with sensory over-responsivity: an exploratory study. American Journal of Occupational Therapy. 2019; 73, (1):1-11.  
  • Bar-Shalita, T., Anatoly Livshitz, A., Yulia Levin-Meltz, Y., Rand, D., Deutsch L., Vatine, J-J. Sensory modulation dysfunction is associated with Complex-Regional-Pain-Syndrome. PLOS ONE. 2018. 13(8): e0201354.
  • Granovsky, Y., Shor, M., Shifrin, A., Sprecher, E., Yarnitsky, D., and Bar-Shalita, T. Assessment of responsiveness to everyday non- noxious stimuli in pain-free migraineurs with versus without aura. The Journal of Pain. 2018. www.jpain.org.
  • Hertzog, D., Cermak, S., and Bar-Shalita, T. Sensory modulation, physical activity, and participation in daily occupations in young children. The Canadian journal of Occupational Therapy. 2018. Accepted. 
  • Granovsky, Y., Weissman‐Fogel, I., BarShalita, T. Resting-state EEG in individuals with sensory over-responsivity: an exploratory study. American Journal of Occupational Therapy. 2018. In press.                                                                            Weissman‐Fogel, I., Granovsky, Y., BarShalita, T. Sensory over‐responsiveness among healthy subjects is associated with a pro‐nociceptive state. Pain Practice. 2018, 18: 473–486.
  • Trabelsi M, Ziv N, Bar-Shalita, T. Increasing awareness and knowledge of Sensory modulation disorder among occupational therapists in mental health settings– A project development. Israeli Journal of Occupational Therapy. 2017.
  • Bart, O., Bar-Shalita, T., Darr, R. Relationships among sensory responsiveness, anxiety, and ritual behaviors in children with and without atypical sensory responsiveness. Physical and Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics. Physical & occupational therapy in pediatrics. 2017, 37 (3):322-331.
  • Bar-Shalita, T., Cermak, S. Atypical sensory modulation and psychological distress in the  general population. American Journal of Occupational Therapy. 2016, 70 (4):1-9.                 
  • Bar-Shalita, T., Deutsch, L., Weissman-Fogel, I. Ecological aspects of pain in sensory                modulation disorder. Research in Developmental Disabilities. 2015, 45–46:157–167.
  • Lipskaya-Velikovsky, L., Bar-Shalita, T., Bart, O. Sensory modulation and daily-life     participation in people with schizophrenia. Comprehensive Psychiatry. 2015, 58:130-137.
  • Bar-Shalita, T., Vatine, J.J., Yarnitsky, D., Parush, S., Weissman-Fogel, I. Atypical central               painprocessing in sensory modulation disorder: absence of temporal summation and higher after- sensation. Experimental Brain Research. 2014, 232(2):587-595.
  • Bar-Shalita, T., Vatine, J.J.,   Parush, S., Deutsch, L., Seltzer, Z.  Psychophysical correlates in  adults with sensory modulation disorder. Disability and Rehabilitation. 2012, 34:943-950
  • Bar-Shalita, T., Yochman, A., Shapiro-Rihtman, T., Vatine, J.J., Parush, S. The Participation in        Childhood Occupations Questionnaire (PICO-Q): A Pilot Study. Physical and Occupational        Therapy in Pediatrics. 2009, 29:295- 310.    
  • Bar-Shalita, T., Vatine, J.J., Seltzer, Z., Parush, S. Psychophysical correlates in children with         sensory modulation disorder (SMD). Physiology and Behavior. 200998:631-639.           
  • Bar-Shalita, T., Seltzer, Z., Vatine, J.J., Yochman, A.,  Parush, S.  Development and psychometric properties of the Sensory Responsiveness Questionnaire (SRQ). Disability and  Rehabilitation. 2009, 31:189-201.
  • Bar- Shalita, T., Vatine, J.J., Parush, S.  Sensory modulation disorder: a risk factor for participation in daily life activities. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology. 2008, 50:932– 937.
  • Bar-Shalita, T., Goldstand, S., Hahn-Markowitz, J., & Parush, S.  Typical Children’s Responsivity Patterns of the Tactile and Vestibular Systems. American Journal of Occupational Therapy. 2005, 59:148-156. 
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