Dorit Aram ( Inducted 2018)
Dorit Aram is the head of the School Counseling program at Tel Aviv University. Her research focuses on adult-child interactions and their implications for early development. She investigates the nature of adult-child literacy interactions (writing and book reading) in both Hebrew and Arabic and studies their implications on early literacy and socio-emotional development. Addressing the needs in special populations, her work examines literacy interactions in parent-child dyads of children with special needs and from low SES. Prof. Aram has conducted literacy interventions aimed at improving teachers’ and parents’ scaffolding and children's literacy and socio-emotional development.
Prof. Aram served on the board of the Society for Scientific Studies of Reading and represents Israel on the European Literacy Network. She was and is on the editorial boards of several journals including Reading Research Quarterly, and Early Childhood Research Quarterly. She is a board member of the Israel Literacy and Language Society and served as its co-president. Aram has published articles in journals such as Reading Research Quarterly, chapters in major volumes (e.g., Handbook of Early Literacy), and has co-edited books, including Literacy Development and Enhancement across Orthographies and Cultures.