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Rachel Schiff, PhD, is a Professor of Education at Bar-Ilan University, Israel. Her work focuses on three aspects of the learning disabilities world: LD professional training, research, and diagnosis and remedial teaching of individuals with LD. She has established and currently chairs the Learning Disabilities Master's Program. The program trains students to become informed skilled learning disabilities diagnostician and remedial teachers who understand the theory and practice of teaching and assessing learners with LD of all ages.

Schiff's lab group research integrates studies that focus on the literacy, linguistic and cognitive abilities of adults and children with learning disabilities, involving the interface of spoken and written representations among Hebrew speakers, especially the reading disabled. A dominant theme that draws her lab research has been intervention programs. Prof. Schiff also serves as Head of Haddad Center for Dyslexia and Reading Disorders at Bar Ilan University, which provides diagnostic assessment and remediation to help reading disabled students who otherwise would remain disadvantaged.

Personal Research Interests:

I study the literacy, linguistic and cognitive abilities of adults and children with learning disabilities in general, and dyslexia in particular. My research aims to inform intervention programs to better the academic achievements of both Hebrew and Arabic language learners. I have developed diagnosis batteries and implemented various intervention programs for learning disabled throughout the country. I also train interns preparing to be learning disabilities professionals.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Bar-Ilan University

Jan 1993Jan 1998

Award Date: 1 Jan 1998

Master's Degree, Bar-Ilan University

Oct 1988Jun 1991

Award Date: 30 Jun 1991

Bachelor, Bar-Ilan University

Oct 1976Jun 1979

Award Date: 30 Jun 1979


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