Dr. Nirit Karni Viser

Dr. Nirit Karni Viser

Nirit Karni-Vizer, PhD, is a senior lecturer in the Department of Education at Tel-Hai College. Her research focuses on verbal violence, intervention programs, and inclusion and community participation of people with disabilities. She is interested in developing intervention programs to reduce violence against people with disabilities by empowering them and teaching them skills and in training professionals to use these programs.

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Accordion Title Areas of Interest

Areas of Interest

Violence, Vernal violence, People with disabilities, Inclusion

Accordion Title Research


Verbal violence against people with disabilities Attitudes towards inclusion

Accordion Title Teaching


2010- present Introduction to special education Undergraduate
2010- 2018 Child development, identification of disabilities. Undergraduate
2010-2016 Pervasive Developmental Disorder Undergraduate
2010-2015 Inclusion of children and adults with disabilities in the community Undergraduate
2013-2014 Seminar on the vocational and social education of young and adults with developmental disabilities Graduate
2013- present Intellectual developmental disabilities Undergraduate
2013- present Seminar on Verbal Violence at schools and intervention programs Undergraduate
2016- present Behavioral problems and interventions to reduce violence in schools Undergraduate
2016- present Integration from a humanistic and educational perspective Undergraduate
2016- present Emotional and behavioral disorders of children with learning disabilities Undergraduate
2016- present People with disabilities in postmodern society: critical issues Undergraduate
2017- present Autistic spectrum disorder Undergraduate
2017- 2019 Learning and attention disabilities in a multi-system perspective Graduate
2018- present Violence in schools Graduate
2019- present Seminar on Integration and inclusion in postmodern vision Graduate
2019- present Emotional, behavioral and violent disorders in the special education system and in inclusion Graduate
2019- present Issues in intellectual developmental disabilities Graduate
Accordion Title Awards


2013 Exploring the effects of verbal violence on community participation Deans incentive grant $5,000 CO-PI

Prof. Mark Salzer (PI)

2014 Reports of people with developmental and intellectual disabilities on
verbal violence directed at them in various housing frameworks
Keren Shalem – The Central Fund for the Development of Services for the Retarded in the Local Councils NIS100,000 PI

Prof. Shunit Reiter (CO-PI)

2017 The contribution of an intervention program based on the "cycle of internalized learning" to coping with verbal violence and improving the quality of life of people with IDD living in different house settings Shalem Fund: The Central Fund for the Development of Services for the Retarded in the Local Councils NIS 100,000 PI

Dr. Ran Numan (CI)

2017 The relationship between the principle of normalization and the humanistic
approach as expressed in the work of service providers, quality of life, sense of self-efficacy and future orientation of adults with IDD as a service provider
Shalem Fund: The Central Fund for the Development of Services for the Retarded in the Local Councils NIS 100,000 CO-PI

Prof. Shunit Reiter (PI) and Dr. Ran Numan (CO-PI)

2017 The effect of verbal violence on body image Tel-Hai College NIS 10,000 PI  
2019 Verbal violence among people with mental illness MOU NIS 5,000 PI  
Accordion Title Publications


  1. Karni-Vizer, N. (2018). Verbal violence towards people with intellectual developmental disabilities living in different residential settings, Issues in Special Education & Inclusion, 29(1), 147-164. (Heb.).
  2. Karni-Vizer, N., & Walter, O. (2018). The impact of verbal violence on body investment and self-worth among college students. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma, 29, 314-331. https://doi.org/10.1080/10926771.2018.1550831. (SJR IF = 1.15., R 122/262 in clinical psychology (Q2), Scopus = Q2, CiteScore: 1.15, R 6/17 59th in health professions). 7 citations
  3. Karni-Vizer, N. (2020). Teachers' perceptions of religious education about integrated students with special needs into regular education. Issues in Special Education & Inclusion, 30, 115-129. (Heb.).
  4. Karni-Vizer, N. (2020). Inclusive education in state religious schools: the perceptions of the teachers on inclusion. International Journal of Inclusive Education. (SJR IF = 1.3., R 122/262 education (Q1), Scopus = Q2, CiteScore: 1.58, R 267/1040 74th in social sciences - education).
  5. Salzer, M., & Karni-Vizer, N. (2020). The impact of verbal violence on recovery: A mediation study. Community Mental Health Journal, (on-line) https://doi.org/10.1007/s10597-020-00707-3. (SJR IF =60., 76 out of 246 on the Health (Social Science) list 189 out of 489 on the Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health list 210 out of 494 on the Psychiatry and Mental Health list (Q2) Scopus = Q2, CiteScore 2019: 2.4).
Accordion Title DR Nirit Karni Viser CV

DR Nirit Karni Viser CV

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