The Open University of Israel
Dr. Tali Heiman

  Prof. Tali Heiman

 Department of Education and Psychology

Updated: February 2012
 

Personal

Tel office: 972-9-7781472

Tel home: 972-54-4478050

Fax: 972-9-7780632

E-mail: talihe@openu.ac.il

Born: Israel

Status: Married + 3

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Education

1996 Ph.D., Special Education, Tel Aviv University, Israel.
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Fields of research

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Open University Books

Heiman, T. (2012). Introduction to Special Education (inprocess).  The Open University.

Heiman, T. (2004). Hyperactivity and attention deficits disorders-A textbook. Tel Aviv: The Open University.

Heiman, T. (1999). Learning disabilities-A textbook. Tel Aviv: The Open University.

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Chapters in Books

Heiman, T., & Olenik-Shemesh, D. (2012). Cyberbullying among adolescents: Risk and protective factors. In A. Gruper & S. Romi (Eds.). Children and adolescents in risk in Israel: Promoting knowledge, methods of intervention, training and future plans. Tel- Aviv, Israel (forthcoming, in Hebrew).

Lavan, A., & Heiman, T. (2011). Parents to children with special needs included in mainstreamed educational settings: Their perceptions and involvement within the educational process. In G. Avisar, Y. Leyzer., & S. Reiter (Eds.). Inclusiveness: Education and society. (pp. 245-267). Haifa, Israel: AHVA (in Hebrew).

Rimor, R., Reingold, R., & Heiman, T. (2008). Instructor's Scaffolding in Support of Student's Metacognition through an Online Course. In J. Zumbach, N. Schwartz, T. Seufert, & L. Kester (Eds.). Beyond knowledge: The legacy of competence (pp. 115-136). UK: Springer.

Kariv, D., & Heiman, T. (2008). Relationships between mood, coping and stress symptoms among students who work in schools. In A. M. Columbus, (Ed.). Advances in Psychology Research (Vol. 53, Chapter 5, pp. 115-136). NY: Nova Science.

Heiman, T., & Olenik-Shemesh, D. (2004). Teachers' coping integrating students with special needs in mainstreamed class. In S. Guri-Rosenblit (Ed.). Teachers in a changing world: Trends and challenges (pp. 131-156). Tel Aviv: The Open University (in Hebrew).

Heiman, T., & Olenik-Shemesh, D. (1998). Academic adjustment of pupils with learning disability. In T. Heiman & D. Olenik-Shemesh (Eds.). Students with learning disabilities: New perspectives. Tel Aviv: The Open University (in Hebrew).

Heiman, T., & Olenik-Shemesh, D. (2012). Cyberbullying among adolescents: Risk and protective factors. In A. Gruper & S. Romi (Eds.). Children and adolescents in risk in Israel: Promoting knowledge, methods of intervention, training and future plans. Tel- Aviv, Israel (forthcoming, in Hebrew).

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Articles in Refereed Journals

Olenik-Shemesh, D., Heiman, T., & Eden, S. (2012). A review of risk and protective factors in adolescents' cyber-bullying. International Journal of Behavioral Development, (forthcoming).

Eden, S., Heiman, T., & Olenik-Shemesh, D. (2012). Teachers' perceptions, beliefs, and concerns about cyberbullying: The impact of gender and professional diversity. British Journal of Educational Technology (forthcoming).

Heiman, T., & Olenik-Shemesh, D. (2011).  Students with Learning disabilities in higher education: Use and contribution of assistive technology, website Courses and their correlation to students' Hope and Well-Being. Journal of Learning Disabilities, (forthcoming).

Eden, S., & Heiman, T. (2011). Computer Mediated Communication: Social Support for Students with and without Learning Disabilities. Educational Technology & Society, 14 (2), 89-97.

Kaspi-Tsahor, D., Heiman, T., & Olenik-Shemesh, D. (2008). Usage Patterns of Assistive Technologies and their Contribution to Students with Learning Disabilities. In C. Crawford et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education International Conference 2008. Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

Heiman, T., Zinck, L., & Heath, N. (2008). Parents and youth with learning disabilities: Perceptions of relationships and communication. Journal of Learning Disabilities, 41 (6), 524-534.

Heiman, T. (2008). Women with learning disabilities in higher education: Perception of the learning environment, coping, and well-being. Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 21 (1), 4-14.

Heiman, T. (2008). The Effects of e-mail messages in a distance learning university on the perceived learning environment and on coping strategies. Quarterly Review of Distance Education, 9(3), 237-248

Heiman, T. (2006). Assessing learning style among students with LD at a distance-learning university. Learning Disability Quarterly, 29 (1), 55-63.

Heiman, T. (2006). Social support networks, stress, sense of coherence and academic success of university students with and without learning disabilities. Social Psychology of Education, 9 (4), 461-478.

Heiman, T. (2006). Assessing learning style among students with LD at a distance-learning university. Learning Disability Quarterly, 29 (1), 55-63.

Kariv, D. & Heiman, T. (2005). Stressors, stress and coping in dual-demand environments: the case of working ‘back to schoolers’. Journal of Adult and Continuing Education, 11(10), 91-110.

Heiman, T. (2005). An examination of peer relationships of children with and without attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. School Psychology International, 26, 330-339.   

Heiman, T. & Kariv, D. (2005). Manifestations of learning disabilities in university students: Implications for coping and adjustment. Education, 125 (2), 313-324.

Kariv, D. & Heiman, T. (2005). Task-oriented versus emotion-oriented coping strategies: The case of college students. College Students Journal, 39(1), 72-89.

Heiman, T. (2004).Teachers coping with changes:  including students with disabilities in mainstream classes:  An international view. International Journal of Special Education, 19 (2), 91-103.

Heiman, T. & Kariv, D. (2004).Coping experience among students in higher education. Educational Studies, 30 (4), 441-455.  

Heiman, T. (2004).Teachers coping with changes:  Including students with disabilities in mainstream classes:  An international view. International Journal of Special Education, 19 (2), 91-103

Heiman, T. (2004). Examination of the Salutogenic Model, support resources, coping style and stressors among university students. The Journal of Psychology, 138 (6), 505-520.

Heiman, T. & Precel, K. (2003). Students with learning disabilities in higher education: Academic strategies profile. Journal of Learning Disabilities, 36 (3), 248-258.  

Heiman, T. (2002). Teachers' responses and expectations regarding students with and without LD. Advances in Psychology Research, 21, 85 - 98.

Heiman, T. (2002). Prevalence of loneliness and friendship: children, parents and teachers perceptions. Journal of Child and Family Welfare, 5 (1-2), 52-61.

Heiman, T. (2002). Parents of children with disabilities: Resilience, coping and future expectations. Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities,14 (2), 159-171.

Heiman, T. (2001). Inclusive schooling: Middle – School teachers’ perceptions. School Psychology International, 22 (4), 451 – 462.

Heiman, T. (2001). Depressive mood in students with mild intellectual disability: Students’ reports and teachers’ evaluations. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 45 (6), 526 - 534.

Heiman, T. (2000). Friendship Quality among students in three educational settings. Journal of Intellectual & Development Disability, 25,1-12.

Heiman, T. (2000). Quality and quantity of friendship: Students’ and teachers’ perceptions. Journal of School Psychology International, 21 (3), 265-280.

Heiman, T., & Margalit, M. (1998). Loneliness, depression and social skills among students with mild mental retardation in special education and in mainstreamed classes. Journal of Special Education, 32 (3), 154 - 163.

Margalit, M., Weisel, A., Heiman, T., & Shulman, S. (1988). Social skills and family climate of behavior disordered adolescents. Behavior Disorders, 13, 253 - 262.

Karniol, R., & Heiman, T. (1987). Situational antecedent of children’s anger experiences and subsequent responses to adult versus peer provokers. Journal of Aggressive Behavior, 13, 109 - 118.

Margalit, M., & Heiman, T. (1986). Family climate and anxiety of families with learning disabled boys. Journal of the American Academy of Child Psychiatry, 25, 841 - 856.

Margalit, M., & Heiman, T. (1986). Learning disabled boys’ anxiety, parental anxiety, and family climate. Journal of Clinical Child Psychology, 15, 248 – 253.

Margalit, M., & Heiman, T. (1983). Anxiety and self-dissatisfaction in epileptic children. International Journal of Social Psychiatry, 29, 220 - 224.

 Heiman, T. & Olenik-Shemesh, D. (2012). A review of risk and protective factors in adolescents' cyber-bullying. International Journal of Behavioral Development, (forthcoming).

Eden, S., Heiman, T., & Olenik-Shemesh, D. (2012). Teachers' perceptions, beliefs, and concerns about cyberbullying: The impact of gender and professional diversity. British Journal of Educational Technology (forthcoming).

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Conferences

Olenik Shemesh, D. & Heiman, T. (22-27 July 2012). Parents – Children perceptions and reactions towards Cyberbullying. Will be Presented at 30th International Conference on Psychology (ICP). Cape Town, South Africa.

Yahia, M., Heiman, T., & Olenik-Shemesh, D. (February, 2012). Cyber-bullying in the Muslim/Arab Sector: Characteristics and implications among adolescents and teachers' perceptions. Presented at 7th Chais Conference, The Open University, Ranana, Israel.

Olenik-Shemesh, D. & Heiman, T. (March, 2012). Cyberbullying: Parents' knowledge, perceptions and coping. Will be Presented at 20th Family Therapy World Congress. Vancouver, Canada.

Almeida, A., Cross, D., Valimaki, M., Berne, S., Deboutte, G., Fulop, M., Heiman, T. Olenik-Shemesh, D., O´Moore, M., Stald, G., & Sygkollitou, E. (August, 2011). A transnational analysis of published guidelines for cyberbullying prevention: Similarities and differences. Presented at 15th European Conference in Developmental Psychology. Bergen, Norway.

Heiman, T., Olenik-Shemesh, D., & Kaspi-Tsahor, D. (July, 2011). Blind and visually impaired students in higher education: Coping modes. Ppresented at Beit Issie Shapiro's 5th International Conference on Disabilities, "Learning from the Past, Shaping the Future", Tel Aviv, Israel.

Trablus, T., Heiman, T., & Olenik-Shemesh, D. (May, 2011). Cyber bullying and face to face bullying among adolescents in Israel. Presented at the 6th COST Action on Cyberbullying Conference: Coping with negative and enhancing positive uses of new technologies. University of Turku, Finland.

Trablus, T., Heiman, T., & Olenik-Shemesh, D. (February, 2011). Cyber bullying vs. face to face bullying among adolescents. Presented at Chais Conference, The Open University, Ranana, Israel.

Olenik Shemesh, D. & Heiman, T. (July, 2011). Adolescents' cyber bullying: Moods, loneliness and social support. Presented at The 32nd International Conference of the Stress and Anxiety Research Society STAR. Munster, Germany.

Kaspi-Tsahor, D. Heiman, T., & Olenik-Shemesh, D. (March, 2011). Assistive technology for students with blindness or visual impairments: Academic and social contributions.  Presented at the 22nd Annual Conference of the Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International (SITE 2011). Nashville, Tennessee, USA.

Heiman, T., Olenik-Shemesh, D., & Kaspi-Tsahor, D. (July, 2011). Blind and Visually Impaired Students in Higher Education: Coping modes. Beit Issie Shapiro's 5th International Conference on Disabilities, "Learning from the Past, Shaping the Future", Tel Aviv, Israel.

Heiman, T., Olenik-Shemesh, D., & Eden, S. (January, 2011). Virtual violence: Examining teachers' ways of coping with pupils cyber bulling. Presented at the 3rd international conference "Open the Teachers' Gates: Education at the Globalization area".  Tel Aviv, Israel.

Olenik-Shemesh, D., & Heiman, T. (September, 2010). Teachers' perceptions of the nature of Cyber bullying among adolescents: Risk factors and ways of coping. Presented at the 47 Congress of Deutsche Gesellschaft für Psychologie –DGP. Bremen, Germany.

Heiman, T., Adato-Biran, I., Fichten, C., King, L., Barile, M., Nguyen, M., Chauvin, A. & Budd, J.  (June, 2010). The Academic Environment for Postsecondary Students with Learning Disabilities: Challenges and Solutions. Presented at the 13th Biennial Conference in Canadian Studies "Environmental Challenges in Canada, Israel and beyond". Jerusalem, Israel.

Olenik-Shemesh, D., Eden, S., & Heiman, T. (May, 2010). Youth violence and bullying in ICTs: Teachers awareness and coping. Presented at the international conference on e-Youth: Balancing between Opportunities and Risks.  http://www.ua.ac.be/eyouth. Antwerp, Belgium.

Fichten, C., King, L., Barile, M., Heiman, T. (May, 2010). À la recherche de la réussite postsecondaire : Les technologies de l'information et de la communication (TIC) pour les étudiants ayant des troubles d’apprentissage. Presented at ARC colloquium to be held at the 78th Acfas Convention, Montréal, Canada.

Olenik Shemesh, D. & Heiman, T. (April, 2010). Adolescent cyberbullying: Social-emotional students' characteristics and teachers coping. Presented at Australian Training School: From research to policy and practice: Innovation and sustainability in cyber bullying prevention. Melbourne, Australia. 

Adato-Biran, I. Heiman, T., & Pieterse, E. (February, 2010). Assistive technology for students with learning disabilities as a tool to improve learning: Is it effective, convenient, useful? Presented at Chais Conference, The Open University, Ranana, Israel.

Heiman, T., Olenik-Shemesh, D., & Eden, S. (February, 2010). Cyber bullying among adolescents: Teachers awareness, perceptions and coping. Presented at Chais Conference, The Open University, Ranana, Israel.

Wallenstein, N., Heiman, T., & Gazit, A. (June, 2009). Students in Higher Education: Distant Learning vs. Frontal Lectures. Presented at the 23rd ICDE World Conference on Open Learning and Distance Education. Maastricht, Netherland.

Eden, S. & Heiman, T. (February, 2009). The influence of Computer Mediated Communication (CMC) on social support among students with and without learning disabilities. Presented at Chais Conference, The Open University, Ranana, Israel.

Rimor, R., Reingold, R., & Heiman, T. (September, 2008). Instructor's Scaffolding in Support of Student's Metacognition through an Online Course. Presented at Learning and Instruction with Computers (EARLI):"Beyond knowledge: The legacy of competence in meaningful computer-based learning environments" University of Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria.  

Heiman, T. (September, 2008). Computer-based learning courses: The cases of a Distance Learning University and the perspective of students with and without disabilities. Paper presented at EARLI : Learning and Instruction with Computers "Beyond knowledge: The legacy of competence in meaningful computer-based learning environments" University of Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria.  

Heiman, T., Kaspi-Tsahor, D. & Olenik-Shemesh, D. (August, 2008). Examination of technological aspects that contribute to academic studies among students with and without learning disabilities. Presented at the 6th Conference of MEITAL (Inter University center for e-learning). University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel.

Heiman, T. (July, 2008). The impact of multi-demand environments of family, work and academic studies on women.  Accepted for oral presentation at the 26th Annual Conference of the International Society for Research on Stress and Anxiety (STAR), at Birkbeck College University of London, UK. 

Heiman, T. (June, 2008). Contribution to success: From school to higher education - Students with learning disabilities. Accepted for oral presentation to the Second International conference on Special Education, Marmaris, Turkey.

Heiman, T. (April, 2008). First steps in higher education: Students with learning disabilities – Difficulties and coping. Invited as an expert to World Summit 2008 - Learning Disabilities: Fact or Fiction. Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada.

Kaspi-Tsahor, D., Heiman, T., & Olenik-Shemesh, D. (March, 2008). Usage Patterns of Assistive Technologies and their Contribution to Students with Learning Disabilities. Presented at SITE 2008-Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference. Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

Heiman, T. & Burack, J. (June, 2008). Risk and protective factors: Examining behavioral, social and emotional aspects of adolescents in Northern Quebec. The paper will be presented at the 12th Biennial Conference of the Israel Association for Canadian Studies and the Halbert Centre for Canadian Studies: Responding to the challenge of diversity: Canada, Israel, and beyond. Jerusalem, Israel.

Heiman, T. (April, 2008). First steps in higher education: Students with learning disabilities – Difficulties and coping. Invited as an expert to World Summit 2008 - Learning Disabilities: Fact or Fiction. Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada.

Kaspi-Tsahor, D., Heiman, T., & Olenik-Shemesh, D. (March, 2008). Usage Patterns of Assistive Technologies and their Contribution to Students with Learning Disabilities. Presented at SITE 2008-Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference. Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

Heiman, T., Olenik-Shemesh, D., & Kaspi-Tsahor, D. (February, 2008). Assistive Technologies: Usage patterns and contributions to students with and without learning disabilities at The Open University. Presented at Chais Conference, The Open University, Ranana, Israel.

Heiman, T. (August, 2007). Enhance success in higher education among students with disabilities: Students' needs and the universities' contribution. Presentation at the 12th Biennial Conference of the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI). Budapest, Hungary.

Heiman, T. (July, 2007). Students with learning disabilities in higher education: Academic and social adjustment, and Assistive Technology use. Presented at the International Academy for Research for Learning Disability, (IARLD). Bled, Slovenia.

Olenik-Shemesh, D. & Heiman, T. (June, 2007).Inclusive Schooling: Middle School Teachers’ Perceptions. Presented at the 7th International Scientific Conference Research in Education and Rehabilitation Sciences. Zagreb, Croatia.

Gazit, A. & Heiman, T. (June, 2007).Teacher attitudes toward gender differences in mathematics achievements. Presented at the 5th International Conference on Teachers' Education at a Crossroads. Tel Aviv, Israel.

Heiman, T. (June, 2007). Teaching students with special needs in higher education. Presented at the 5th International Conference on Teachers' Education at a Crossroads. Tel Aviv, Israel.

Heiman, T. (November, 2006). Coping and adjustment of students in the higher education: The perspective of students with learning disabilities. Invited keynote speaker at the 2nd International conference "New Trend in Education", Cyprus. 

Heiman, T. (November, 2006). Chair of the session: Different learning perspective, at the 2nd International conference "New Trend in Education", Cyprus. 

Almog, N., & Heiman T. (October, 2006).  Dyadic relationship and perceived stress among women with ADHD.  Presented at the 28th International Conference on Learning Disabilities at McLean, Northern Virginia.

Heiman, T. & Almog, N. (October, 2006).  Women with AD/HD: Romantic Relationship and Dyadic Adjustment. The paper has been accepted for oral presentation at the 18th Annual CHADD International Conference on Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder on at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare Hotel, Chicago, Illinois.

Heiman, T. (July, 2006). (1). Students with learning disabilities at the university: Adjustments, needs and coping; and (2). The experiences of mothers of adolescents with moderate and severe intellectual disability. Presented at the 4th international conference on developmental disabilities: Policy, practice and research “Partnerships for Progress”. Tel Aviv, Israel.

Heiman, T. (July, 2005). Learning styles and technology solutions for distance-learning university students with learning disabilities. Presented at the 4th International Conference on Technology in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. Beijing, Peking University, China.

Heiman, T. (May, 2005). Difficulties, personal sources and resiliency of parents to a child with special needs. Presented at the International Conference on Mental Retardation. Tel Aviv, Israel.

Heiman, T. (May, 2005). Chair: Coping of parents with children with special needs. at the International Conference on Mental Retardation. Tel Aviv, Israel.

Heiman, T. (March, 2004). The impact of children with special needs on family system: A multidimensional perspective. Presented at the 14th World Family Therapy Congress (IFTA). Istanbul, Turkey.

Heiman, T. (July, 2003).The correlation between persived school environment and coping of teachers in inclusive classes. Presented at the 5th International Teachers' Conference. Jerusalem, Israel.       

Heiman, T. (July, 2003). Coping process of parents and siblings of children with special disabilities. Paper presented at the International Conference on Jewish Family Education. Haifa, Israel

Heiman, T. (July, 2003). Coping, stress, and support among students with learning disabilities. Presented at the 27th International Conference of Academy for Research in Learning Disabilities (IARLD). Bangor, Wales, UK.

Kariv, D. & Heiman, T. (July, 2003). The relationship between stress, perception and coping strategies : The case of working college students.Presented at the 3rd International Conference on Researching Work and Learning. Tampere, Finland.  

Heiman, T. & Precel, K. (November, 2002). Learning disabilities in higher education: A success or a failure? Presented at the 53rd Annual Conference of The International Dyslexia Association, Atlanta, Georgia.

Heiman, T. (October, 2002).Learning and social perspective of  students with and without LD. Presented at the International Scientific Conference of Education. Ramat-Gan, Israel.

Heiman, T. (July, 2002).Constructing resiliency: Families with children with special needs in the course of life. Presented at the 3rd International Conference of Development Disabilities. Tel Aviv, Israel.

Heiman, T.(July, 2002). Wellness among students in higher education. A paper presented at 25th Congress of Applied Psychology, Singapore.

Heiman, T. (June, 2002).Teachers in inclusive classes: Teachers’ professional identity, school climate and coping. Presented at the 4th International Conference of Teachers' Training. Achva Teachers College, Israel.

Heiman, T. (August, 2001). Attributional responses to students with and without LD amongst teachers of inclusive classes. Presented at the 9th European Conference for Research on Learning and Instruction. Freiburg, Switzerland.

Heiman, T. & Olenik-Shemesh, D. (February, 2001).Inclusion of students with special needs in mainstreamed classes:  Teachers’ coping and attitudes. Presented at the International Conference of Teachers' Training. Tel Aviv, Israel.

Heiman, T. (August, 2000). Parents of intellectually disabled children: Resilience, coping and future expectations. Presented at the 11th World Congress of the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disabilities (IASSID), Seattle, Washington, USA.

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Grants

Heiman, T. (2008-2012). European Cooperation of Scientific and Technical Research -COST – A committee member in Action IS0801: Cyberbullying: Coping with negative and enhancing positive uses of new technologies, in relationships in educational settings.

Heiman, T., & Olenik-Shemesh, D. (2010-2012). Cyber Training-for-Parents (CT4P). The European Union – Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) of the European Commission, LLP.  Coordinator: University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany.

Heiman, T., & Olenik-Shemesh, D. (2010-2012). The virtual Anti-Bullying-Campus for Kids (ABV4Kids). The European Union Comenius, LLP , with CINECA-Bologna, Italy.

Heiman, T., Olenik-Shemesh, D., & Eden, S. (2010-2011). Violence and vulnerability in the Internet: Characteristics, patterns, risk and protective factors in children and adolescents. From The Israel Ministry of Education - Chief Scientist Grant.

Heiman, T., Olenik-Shemesh, D., & Eden, S. (2009-2010). Pilot study: Characteristics of Cyber-bullying among adolescents, and its implications on social-emotional aspects. From Chaise Research Center for the Integration of Technology in Education. The Open University of Israel.

Heiman, T., Olenik-Shemesh, D., & Kaspi-Tsahor, D. (2007-2008). Usage patterns of electronic technology and its contributions among students with special needs at the Open University. From Chaise Research Center for the Integration of Technology in Education. The Open University of Israel.

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Additional Activities

2008 - today Head of the Education and Psychology Department. The Open University of Israel.
2006 - today Chais Research Centre for the Integration of Technology in Education. Head of the Research Committee and a member of The Chaise Research Centre. The Open University of Israel.
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