Assistant Professor, Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
Pediatric private practice and consultancy for over 10 years with focus on children and reading difficulties, learning disabilities, dysgraphia, sensory processing disorders and developmental disabilities
My main line of research is on the role of occupational therapy in the intervention of children with reading difficulties. I am currently developing and testing the evaluation and treatment protocols and outcome measurements to support The Occupation of Reading Practice Model (ORPM). This model uses the Theory of Occupational Adaptation as an overarching framework and the Cognitive Orientation to daily Occupational Performance (Co-OP) Approach as a skills-based treatment program to help children with reading difficulties increase engagement and participation in reading tasks in various performance contexts.