Overview

Dr. Tal Jarus is a Professor of the Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy. She has a doctoral degree in occupational therapy from New York University. Tal’s two primary areas of research and graduate supervision are (1) motor learning with an emphasis on skill acquisition, retention and generalization, and (2) occupational performance, participation, health and well-being. More precisely Tal has developed few participation measures, both for adults (ASAP) and children (CPQ PSQ, & ERQ), and currently investigates environmental effects on participation in everyday activities. Current projects include the effect of the built environment and obesity on participation of children with disabilities; participation of people with brain injuries; the use of virtual platforms for rehabilitation, and the effect of attentional focus and type of activity on the motor learning of people with brain injury.

Publications

Implementing a collaborative coaching intervention for professionals providing care to children and their families: An exploratory study
Journal of Interprofessional Care
Sandy K. Tatla, Dori Howard, Alda Antunes Silvestre, Stacey Burnes, Meghan Husson, Tal Jarus
DOI: 10.1080/13561820.2017.1336990
09/2017

A randomized controlled trial to evaluate the feasibility of the Wii Fit for improving walking in older adults with lower limb amputation
Clinical Rehabilitation
Bita Imam, William C Miller, Heather Finlayson, Janice J Eng, Tal Jarus
DOI: 10.1177/0269215515623601
01/2017

Picture ThisExploring the Lived Experience of High-Functioning Stroke Survivors Using Photovoice
Qualitative Health Research
Marie Maratos, Linh Huynh, Julia Tan, Jordon Lui, Tal Jarus
DOI: 10.1177/1049732316648114
07/2016

Prediction of the intensity and diversity of day-to-day activities among people with schizophrenia using parameters obtained during acute hospitalization
Disability and Rehabilitation
Lena Lipskaya-Velikovsky, Tal Jarus, Moshe Kotler
DOI: 10.1080/09638288.2016.1194896
06/2016

Male-to-female transitions: Implications for occupational performance, health, and life satisfactionLes transitions homme-femme : Conséquences en matière de rendement occupationnel, de santé et de satisfaction face à la vie
Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy
Michal Avrech Bar, Tal Jarus, Mineko Wada, Leora Rechtman, Einav Noy
DOI: 10.1177/0008417416635346
04/2016

Factors discriminating employment status following in-patient evaluation among persons with schizophrenia
Work
Lena Lipskaya-Velikovsky, Moshe Kotler, Tal Jarus
DOI: 10.3233/wor-152178
03/2016

Measuring Participation for Children and Youth With Power Mobility Needs: A Systematic Review of Potential Health Measurement Tools
Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Debra A. Field, William C. Miller, Stephen E. Ryan, Tal Jarus, Alex Abundo
DOI: 10.1016/j.apmr.2015.08.428
03/2016

Participation in daily life of people with schizophrenia in comparison to the general populationComparaison de la participation à la vie quotidienne des personnes atteintes de schizophrénie à celle de la population générale
Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy
Lena Lipskaya-Velikovsky, Tal Jarus, Adam Easterbrook, Moshe Kotler
DOI: 10.1177/0008417416647158
2016

The legitimization process of students with disabilities in Health and Human Service educational programs in Canada
Disability & Society
Adam Easterbrook, Laura Bulk, Parisa Ghanouni, Michael Lee, Bathseba Opini, Earllene Roberts, Gurdeep Parhar, Tal Jarus
DOI: 10.1080/09687599.2015.1108183
11/2015

Outcomes of a type 2 diabetes education program adapted to the cultural contexts of Saudi women. A pilot study
Saudi Medical Journal
Hana Al-Bannay, Lyn Jongbloed, Tal Jarus, Sami Alabdulwahab, Tawfik Khoja, Elizabeth Dean
DOI: 10.15537/smj.2015.7.11681
07/2015

The Effect of Engagement in Everyday Occupations, Role Overload and Social Support on Health and Life Satisfaction among Mothers
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Michal Bar, Tal Jarus
DOI: 10.3390/ijerph120606045
05/2015

From hospital admission to independent living: Is prediction possible?
Psychiatry Research
Lena Lipskaya-Velikovsky, Moshe Kotler, Adam Easterbrook, Tal Jarus
DOI: 10.1016/j.psychres.2015.01.027
04/2015

Exploring suitable participation tools for children who need or use power mobility: A modified Delphi survey
Developmental Neurorehabilitation
Debra A. Field, William C. Miller, Stephen E. Ryan, Tal Jarus, Lori Roxborough
DOI: 10.3109/17518423.2015.1004763
03/2015

Effect of internal versus external focus of attention on implicit motor learning in children with developmental coordination disorder
Research in Developmental Disabilities
Tal Jarus, Parisa Ghanouni, Rachel L. Abel, Shelby L. Fomenoff, Jocelyn Lundberg, Stephanie Davidson, Sarah Caswell, Laura Bickerton, Jill G. Zwicker
DOI: 10.1016/j.ridd.2014.11.009
02/2015

The development of the Pediatric Motivation Scale for rehabilitation
Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy
DOI: 10.1177/0008417414556884
11/2014

Effectiveness of a Summer Camp Intervention for Children with Developmental Coordination Disorder
Physical & Occupational Therapy In Pediatrics
Jill G. Zwicker, Harpreet Rehal, Sharan Sodhi, Morgan Karkling, Alissa Paul, Mike Hilliard, Tal Jarus
DOI: 10.3109/01942638.2014.957431
09/2014

The effects of motivating interventions on rehabilitation outcomes in children and youth with acquired brain injuries: A systematic review
Brain Injury
Sandy K. Tatla, Karen Sauve, Tal Jarus, Naznin Virji-Babul, Liisa Holsti
DOI: 10.3109/02699052.2014.890747
03/2014

Risk factors for sport injury in elementary school children: are children with developmental coordination disorder or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder at great risk of injury?
British journal of sports medicine
DOI: 10.1136/bjsports-2014-093494.277
03/2014

A Telehealth Intervention Using Nintendo Wii Fit Balance Boards and iPads to Improve Walking in Older Adults With Lower Limb Amputation (Wii.n.Walk): Study Protocol for a Randomized Controlled Trial
JMIR Research Protocols
Bita Imam, William C Miller, Heather C Finlayson, Janice J Eng, Michael WC Payne, Tal Jarus, Charles H Goldsmith, Ian M Mitchell
DOI: 10.2196/resprot.4031
2014

Virtual Reality Rehabilitation from Social Cognitive and Motor Learning Theoretical Perspectives in Stroke Population
Rehabilitation Research and Practice
Bita Imam, Tal Jarus
DOI: 10.1155/2014/594540
2014

Important elements of measuring participation for children who need or use power mobility: a modified Delphi survey
Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology
Debra A Field, William C Miller, Tal Jarus, Stephen E Ryan, Lori Roxborough
DOI: 10.1111/dmcn.12645
2014

Associations between social participation and subjective quality of life for adults with moderate to severe traumatic brain injury
Disability and Rehabilitation
Alison M. McLean, Tal Jarus, Anita M. Hubley, Lyn Jongbloed
DOI: 10.3109/09638288.2013.834986
09/2013

Virtual reality as balance rehabilitation for children with brain injury: A case study
Technology and Disability
DOI: 10.3233/TAD-130383
08/2013

Complementary contribution of parents and therapists in the assessment process of children
Australian Occupational Therapy Journal
Limor Rosenberg, Orit Bart, Navah Z. Ratzon, Tal Jarus
DOI: 10.1111/1440-1630.12041
06/2013

The validity and reliability of the modified version of the Role Checklist (M-RCL).
Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy
DOI: 10.3109/11038128.2013.808260
06/2013

Culture as a variable in health research: perspectives and caveats
Health Promotion International
DOI: 10.1093/heapro/dat002
02/2013

Sony PlayStation EyeToy elicits higher levels of movement than the Nintendo Wii: implications for stroke rehabilitation.
European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
11/2012

Poster 77 Community Stroke Recovery Programs, Participation and Quality of Life
Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Tal Jarus, Melinda Suto, Tim Readman
DOI: 10.1016/j.apmr.2012.08.112
10/2012

Personal and Environmental Factors Predict Participation of Children With and Without Mild Developmental Disabilities
Journal of Child and Family Studies
Limor Rosenberg, Orit Bart, Navah Z. Ratzon, Tal Jarus
DOI: 10.1007/s10826-012-9619-8
06/2012

A Scoping Review of the Photovoice Method: Implications for Occupational Therapy Research
Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy
Shalini Lal, Tal Jarus, Melinda J. Suto
DOI: 10.2182/cjot.2012.79.3.8
06/2012

Is the Nintendo Wii Suitable for Stroke Rehabilitation? A Pilot Feasibility and Usability Study.
The Israeli Journal of Occupational Therapy
02/2012

Wii-habilitation as balance therapy for children with acquired brain injury
Developmental Neurorehabilitation
Sandy K. Tatla, Anna Radomski, Jessica Cheung, Melissa Maron, Tal Jarus
DOI: 10.3109/17518423.2012.740508
2012

Differences in social participation between individuals who do and do not attend brain injury drop-in centres: a preliminary study.
Brain Injury
DOI: 10.3109/02699052.2011.635353.
2012

Perceived environmental restrictions for the participation of children with mild developmental disabilities
Child: Care, Health & Development
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2214.2011.01303.x
09/2011

Personal and environmental pathways to participation in young children with and without mild motor disabilities
Child: care, health, and Development
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2214.2011.01295.x
08/2011

Participation patterns of school-aged children with and without DCD
Research in Developmental Disabilities
Tal Jarus, Yael Lourie-Gelberg, Batya Engel-Yeger, Orit Bart
DOI: 10.1016/j.ridd.2011.01.033
07/2011

Effects of prone and supine positions on sleep state and stress responses in preterm infants
Infant Behavior and Development
DOI: 10.1016/j.infbeh.2010.12.014.
03/2011

How do young children with DCD participate and enjoy daily activities?
Research in Developmental Disabilities
DOI: 10.1016/j.ridd.2011.01.039
2011

Development and validation of the Documentation of Occupational Therapy Session during Intervention (D.O.T.S.I.).
Research in Developmental Disabilities
DOI: 10.1016/j.ridd.2010.11.008
12/2010

Development and initial validation of the Environmental Restriction Questionnaire (ERQ)
Research in Developmental Disabilities
Limor Rosenberg, Nava Z. Ratzon, Tal Jarus, Orit Bart
DOI: 10.1016/j.ridd.2010.07.009
11/2010

Childhood participation in after-school activities: what is to be expected?
The British Journal of Occupational Therapy
Tal Jarus, Dana Anaby, Orit Bart, Batya Engel-Yeger, Mary Law
DOI: 10.4276/030802210x12813483277062
08/2010

Influence of cognition and symptoms of schizophrenia on IADL performance
Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy
Lena Lipskaya, Tal Jarus, Moshe Kotler
DOI: 10.3109/11038128.2010.490879
06/2010

Participation and well-Being Among Older Adults Living with Chronic Conditions
Social Indicators Research
Dana Anaby, PACC Research Group, William C. Miller, Janice J. Eng, Tal Jarus, Luc Noreau
DOI: 10.1007/s11205-010-9611-x
04/2010

The Role of Occupational Characteristics and Occupational Imbalance in Explaining Well-being
Applied Research in Quality of Life
Dana Anaby, Tal Jarus, Catherine L. Backman, Bruno D. Zumbo
DOI: 10.1007/s11482-010-9094-6
03/2010

Development and initial validation of the Performance Skills Questionnaire (PSQ)
Research in Developmental Disabilities
Orit Bart, Limor Rosenberg, Navah Z. Ratzon, Tal Jarus
DOI: 10.1016/j.ridd.2009.07.021
01/2010

Development and initial validation of the Children Participation Questionnaire (CPQ)
Disability and Rehabilitation
Limor Rosenberg, Tal Jarus, Orit Bart
DOI: 10.3109/09638281003611086
01/2010

Measuring Occupational Balance: A Theoretical Exploration of Two Approaches
Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy
Dana R. Anaby, Catherine L. Backman, Tal Jarus
DOI: 10.2182/cjot.2010.77.5.4
2010

O7-1 Upper extremity function and occupational performance in spastic CP children following lower extremity botulinum toxin injection
European Journal of Paediatric Neurology
A. Fattal-Valevski, T. Tal Keren-Capelovitch, T. Jarus
DOI: 10.1016/s1090-3798(09)70046-7
09/2009

Psychometric Evaluation of the Hebrew Language Version of the Satisfaction with Life Scale
Social Indicators Research
Dana Anaby, Tal Jarus, Bruno D. Zumbo
DOI: 10.1007/s11205-009-9476-z
04/2009

Can personal and environmental factors explain participation of older adults?
Disability and Rehabilitation
Dana Anaby, William C. Miller, Janice J. Eng, Tal Jarus, Luc Noreau, PACC Research Group
DOI: 10.1080/09638280802572940
01/2009

Differences in Patterns of Participation Between Youths With Cerebral Palsy and Typically Developing Peers
American Journal of Occupational Therapy,
DOI: 10.5014/ajot.63.1.96
01/2009

Prevention of Workers’ Musculoskeletal Disorders Musculoskeletal Disorders: A Four-Stage Model
International Handbook of Occupational Therapy Interventions
Navah Z. Ratzon, Tal Jarus
DOI: 10.1007/978-0-387-75424-6_56
2009

Cultural and Gender Effects on Israeli Children's Preferences for Activities
Canadian journal of occupational therapy
06/2008

Effect of focus of attention and age on motor acquisition, retention, and transfer: a randomized trial.
Physical Therapy
2008

Effect of a social skills training group on everyday activities of children with attention-deficit-hyperactivity disorder
Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology
Dikla Gol, Tal Jarus
DOI: 10.1111/j.1469-8749.2005.tb01188.x
02/2007

The relationship between work function and low back pain history in occupationally active individuals
Disability and Rehabilitation
Navah Z. Ratzon, Tal Jarus, Amiram Catz
DOI: 10.1080/09638280600919681
01/2007

Effects of Contextual Interference on Acquisition, Retention and Transfer of Motor Skill of Children with and without Learning Disabilities
Israeli Journal of Occupational Therapy
2007

Enhancing Upper Extremity Function with Reconstructive Surgery in Persons with Tetraplegia: A Review of the Literature
Topics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation
DOI: 10.1310/sci1301-58
2007

The Relationship Between the Assessment of Motor and Process Skills (AMPS) and the Large Allen Cognitive Level (LACL)Test in Clients with Stroke
Physical & Occupational Therapy In Geriatrics
Batia Marom, Tal Jarus, Naomi Josman
DOI: 10.1300/j148v24n04_03
04/2006

The Relationship Between the Assessment of Motor and Process Skills (AMPS) and the Large Allen Cognitive Level (LACL)Test in Clients with Stroke
Physical & Occupational Therapy In Geriatrics
Batia Marom, Tal Jarus, Naomi Josman
DOI: 10.1080/j148v24n04_03
01/2006

Leisure activities during school break among children with learning disabilities: preference vs. performance
British Journal of Learning Disabilities
Shira Yalon-Chamovitz, Tali Mano, Tal Jarus, Nurit Weinblatt
DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-3156.2005.00335.x
09/2005

Effect of a social skills training group on everyday activities of children with attention-deficit–hyperactivity disorder
Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology
Dikla Gol, Tal Jarus
DOI: 10.1017/s0012162205001052
07/2005

Effects of Cognitive Processes and Task Complexity on Acquisition, Retention, and Transfer of Motor Skills
Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy
Tal Jarus, Tzipi Gutman
DOI: 10.1177/000841740106800504
2001

Performance of Children with and without Traumatic Brain Injury on the Contextual Memory Test (CMT)
Physical & Occupational Therapy In Pediatrics
Naomi Josman, Tikva Berney, Tal Jarus
DOI: 10.1300/j006v19n03_04
06/2000

Performance of Children with and without Traumatic Brain Injury on the Contextual Memory Test (CMT)
Physical & Occupational Therapy In Pediatrics
Naomi Josman, Tikva Berney, Tal Jarus
DOI: 10.1080/j006v19n03_04
01/2000

EFFECTS OF CONTEXTUAL INTERFERENCE AND AGE ON ACQUISITION, RETENTION, AND TRANSFER OF MOTOR SKILL
Perceptual and Motor Skills
TAL JARUS, YAEL GOVEROVER
DOI: 10.2466/pms.1999.88.2.437
04/1999

EFFECTS OF CONTEXTUAL INTERFERENCE AND AGE ON ACQUISITION, RETENTION, AND TRANSFER OF MOTOR SKILL
Perceptual and Motor Skills
TAL JARUS
DOI: 10.2466/pms.88.2.437-447
1999

Effects of Contextual Interference and Conditions of Movement Task on Acquisition, Retention, and Transfer of Motor Skills by Women
Perceptual and Motor Skills
Tal Jarus, Emily H. Wughalter, John G. Gianutsos
DOI: 10.2466/pms.1997.84.1.179
02/1997

EFFECTS OF CONTEXTUAL INTERFERENCE AND CONDITIONS OF MOVEMENT TASK ON ACQUISITION, RETENTION, AND TRANSFER OF MOTOR SKILLS BY WOMEN
Perceptual and Motor Skills
TAL JARUS
DOI: 10.2466/pms.84.1.179-193
1997

The Effect of Kinesthetic Stimulation on the Acquisition and Retention of a Gross Motor Skill by Children with and Without Sensory Integration Disorders
Physical & Occupational Therapy In Pediatrics
Tal Jarus, Dikla Gol
DOI: 10.1300/j006v14n03_03
05/1995

The Effect of Kinesthetic Stimulation on the Acquisition and Retention of a Gross Motor Skill by Children with and Without Sensory Integration Disorders
Physical & Occupational Therapy In Pediatrics
Tal Jarus, Dikla Gol
DOI: 10.1080/j006v14n03_03
01/1995

A survey of Israeli occupational therapists' definitions of the profession
Occupational Therapy International
Dalia Sachs, Tal Jarus
DOI: 10.1002/oti.6150010406
11/1994

Motor Learning and Occupational Therapy: The Organization of Practice
American Journal of Occupational Therapy
T. Jarus
DOI: 10.5014/ajot.48.9.810
09/1994

Hand Function Evaluation: A Factor Analysis Study
American Journal of Occupational Therapy
T. Jarus, R. Poremba
DOI: 10.5014/ajot.47.5.439
05/1993