Co-creation of Knowledge in Technology-Enhanced Communities of Learning

Michal Hochhauser

  • Research Group: 
    Prof. Tamar Weiss
    Academic Institute: 
    University of Haifa
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    Dr. Michal Hochhauser

    Department of Occupational Therapy
    Faculty of Social Welfare and Health Studies

    University of Haifa

    I am currently part of the research team of the Laboratory for Innovations in Rehabilitation Technology under the head of Prof. Tamar Weiss.

    My research focuses on designing & developing novel computer access interfaces that will enable individuals with developmental disabilities or physical disabilities to improve their social, cognitive and motor abilities in order to function better in everyday life.

    This coming fall (2014), I will be starting a post- doctoral fellowship in the university Pierre Marie Curie in the research lab: The Institute for Intelligent Systems and Robotics –ISIR, endowed by EMAIL - a cooperation between higher education institutions in Europe and Israel, financed by the Erasmus Mundus Action 2 program of the European Union.


    B.Sc. - 1985-1988: Hebrew University, Department of Occupational Therapy


    M.Sc. - 2000-2002: Hebrew University, Department of Occupational Therapy

    Master Thesis: Sensory processing abilities and their relation to participation in leisure activities among children with High Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder (HFASD)


    Ph.D. – 2010-2014: University of Haifa, Department of Occupational Therapy

    Ph.D. Dissertation: Enhancing conflict negotiation strategies of adolescents with High

    Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorders through technology supported collaboration