Prof. Naama Friedmann
Naama Friedmann completed her PhD in Tel-Aviv University and a post doc in the University of California San Diego. She is a Professor of neuropsychology of language in the School of Education and the Sagol School of Neuroscience in Tel Aviv University, holds the Branco Weiss Chair in child development, and heads the Lieselotte Adler Laboratory for research on child development, and heads the Language and Brain Lab.
For the past 12 years she is heading the Tel Aviv University Adi Lautman Interdisciplinary Program for Excellent Students, and is the recipient of the Michael Bruno Memorial Award and of the Mifal Hapais Michael Landau Prize for the Sciences.
Prof. Friedmann publishes extensively in leading scientific journals and holds editorial positions in several leading journals in neuropsychology and psycholinguistics. Her main fields of study are acquired and developmental dyslexia and dysgraphia – a field in which she discovered several previously unknown types of dyslexia and developed a neurocognitive model, agrammatic aphasia – an area in which she developed a new neuro-syntactic theory, developmental syntactic impairment in SLI and in hearing impairment where she developed a new approach for diagnosis and treatment, and anomia – lexical retrieval deficits.