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Laurie Snider

Laurie Snider
Associate Professor; Associate Director, Graduate Program; Chercheur régulier, C.R.I.R. (Centre de recherche interdisciplinaire en Réadaptation) du Montréal métropolitain www.crir.ca

Building: Hosmer House, 3630 prom Sir-William-Osler

Office Room: H-305

Mailing Address: 3654 prom Sir-William-Osler, Montréal, QC, Canada H3G 1Y5

Office Phone: 514-398-5863

Fax: 514-398-8193

Lab Room: HB12

laurie [dot] snider [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)

Education: BSc (Occ.Ther.) (McGill); Educational Psychology (UBC); PhD Developmental Psychology (Toronto), Post-doctoral studies (Neonatology) (McGill)


POTH 634: Childhood Performance Issues
OCC1 622: OT & Community Health ( International Communities)
POTH 612: Advanced Research Methods

Research Description:

Dr Snider's research is focused on extremely low birth weight infants in terms of the follow-up for developmental and functional sequelae. She is PI on a 3x CIHR-funded longitudinal study of Prechtl's General Movements Assessment. She is also developing CP-Engine: a Web-based Knowledge Translation Tool using simple web-based strategies to promote knowledge exchange for ‘best evidence’ in the clinical community. Dr Snider was the Director of the Occupational Therapy program 1995-2001.

Selected  Publications:

Aita, M.,* Johnston, C., Goulet, C., Oberlander, T., Snider, L. (2013). Intervention minimizing preterm infants’ exposure to NICU light and noise: A cross-over trial. Clinical Nursing Research, 22(3), 337-358.

Darsaklis, V.*, Snider, L., Majnemer, A, Mazer, B.  Predictive Validity of the General Movements assessment: A Structured Review of the Evidence. Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology October 2011

Snider, L., Korner-Bitensky, N., Kamman, C.,* Saleh, M.* Riding as therapy for children with cerebral palsy: Is there evidence of its effectiveness?' Physical & Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics 27(2) pp 5-21 (2007).

Saleh M.,* Korner-Bitensky N., Snider L., Malouin F., Mazer B., Kennedy E., Roy, MA. Actual vs best practices for young children with cerebral palsy: A survey of pediatric occupational therapists and physical therapists in Quebec, Canada. Developmental Neurorehabilitation January-March (2008); 11(1) 60-80. Epub 2007:16:1-21

Johnston, C., Fillion-Archambault, F., Snider, L., Majnemer, A., Limperopoulos, C., Vielleaux, A., Pelausa, E., Cale, H., Stone,S., Boyer, K., Sherrard, A. Sucrose analgesia for procedural pain preterm neonates. Pediatrics, Vol. 110, No 3, 523-528, (2002).

Snider, L, Majnemer, A, Darsaklis, V.* Use of feeding in interventions with children with cerebral palsy: A structured review. Physical & Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics 2010

Snider, L, Majnemer, A, Darsaklis, V.* Use of virtual reality as a therapeutic modality for children with cerebral palsy. Developmental Neurorehabilitation, April 2010; 13(2): 120–128

Snider, L, Majnemer, A, Editorial: Virtual reality: We are virtually there. Physical & Occupational Therapy In Pediatrics. Phys Occup Ther Pediatr 2010 Feb; 30(1):1-3

Snider, L., Majnemer, A., Mazer, B., Campbell, SK, Bos, A. Prediction of motor and functional outcomes in infants born preterm assessed at term. Pediatric Physical Therapy (2009) Vol. 21(1): pp 2-11.

Young NL, Varni JW, Snider L, McCormick A, Sawatzky B, Scott M, King G, Hetherington R, Sears E, Nicholas D. (2009) The Internet is valid and reliable for child-report: An example using the Activities Scale for Kids (ASK) and the Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory (PedsQL). J Clin Epidemiol 62 (3): 314-320. Epub 2008: 2008 Sep 30.

Snider, L., Majnemer, A., Mazer, B., Campbell, SK, Bos, A. A comparison of the General Movements Assessment with traditional approaches to newborn and infant assessment: Concurrent validity. Early Human Development (2008) 84, 297–303