Dr. Adina Houldin

Dr. Houldin completed her PhD in rehabilitation sciences at the University of Toronto. As a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Haifa’s Department of Occupational Therapy, she currently explores the use of virtual reality technology and its application to physical and cognitive rehabilitation training of children with developmental coordination disorder. This research aims to elucidate the mechanisms behind the generalization and transfer of learning from the virtual environment to “real world” activities. Virtual reality offers a unique and practical approach to improving skill performance beyond the rehabilitation context. Using it, Dr. Houldin hopes to develop the application of the burgeoning field of virtual reality rehabilitation to provide better therapeutic outcomes for children with developmental difficulties.