Annette Majnemer

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Annette Majnemer
Contact Information

Building: Deanery

Mailing Address: 3605 de la Montagne, Room 113, Montréal, QC, Canada H3G 2M1

Lab Room: Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre, CORE Building, Room 3F.44

Lab Phone: 514-412-4400 x 22902

Fax number: 
Email address: 
annette.majnemer [at]
Vice Dean - Education, Faculty of Medicine; Professor, School of Physical & Occupational Therapy, McGill University; Senior Scientist, Research Institute- McGill University Health Centre
Rm 113, Deanery

BSc (OT); MSc (Neurology & Neurosurgery); PhD (Neurology & Neurosurgery) (McGill)


Current research: 

Dr. Majnemer's research interests focus primarily on early identification strategies for children at high risk for disability and the intrinsic and extrinsic factors that influence outcomes in children and youth with developmental disabilities. She is also studying knowledge translation strategies that promote best practice for children with developmental challenges. She currently leads CHILD-BRIGHT, a pan-Canadian patient-oriented research network (SPOR) focused on children with brain-based disabilities.

Research Areas: 

childhood disability

knowledge translation

outcome measures

participation and well-being

patient engagement

rehabilitation services

Professional activities: 



Selected publications: 

Fontes, K., Rohlicek, C.V., Saint-Martin, C., Gilbert, G., Easson, K., Majnemer, A., Marelli, A., Chakravarty, M.M., Brossard-Racine, M. Hippocampal alterations and functional correlates in adolescents and young adults with congenital heart disease. Human Brain Mapping. doi:10.1002/hbm.24615. (In Press)

Gitimoghaddam M, McKellin WH, Miller AR, Weiss JA, Majnemer A, Mâsse LC, Brant R, Symington V, Wishart RL, Collet JP. Gymnastic-based movement therapy for children with neurodevelopmental disabilities: Results from a pilot feasibility study. Frontiers Pediatrics. (In Press)

Boychuck Z*, Andersen J, Bussieres A, Fehlings D, Kirton A, Oskoui, Rodriguez C, Shevell M, Snider L, Majnemer A, the PROMPT Group. Use of consensus methods to determine the early clinical signs of cerebral palsy. Pediatrics & Child Health. (In press).

Boychuck, Z., Andersen, J., Bussières, A., Fehlings, D., Kirton, A., Li, P., Oskoui, M., Rodriguez, C., Shevell, M., Snider, L., Majnemer, A., & the PROMPT Group. International expert recommendations of clinical features to PROMPT referral for diagnostic assessment of cerebral palsy. Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology. doi:10.1111/dmcn.14252. (In press).

Ogourtsova T., O’Donnell M., De Souza Silva W., Majnemer A. Health Coaching for Parents with Developmental Disabilities: A systematic review. Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology. (In press)

Boychuck Z*, Bussieres A, Goldschleger J, Majnemer A, the PROMPT Group. Age at referral for diagnosis and rehabilitation services for cerebral palsy: A scoping review. Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology. doi:10.1111/dmcn.14034 (In press).

Easson K, Dahan-Oliel N*, Rohlicek C, Sahakian S, Brossard-Racine M, Majnemer A, the DAILY Group. (2019). A comparison of developmental outcomes of adolescent NICU survivors born with a congenital heart defect or born preterm. The Journal of Pediatrics, 207, 34-41.

Saxena S*, Majnemer A, Li K, Beauchamp M, Gagnon I. (2019). A cross-sectional analysis on the effects of age on dual tasking in typically developing children. Psychological Research, 83(1), 104-115.

Ogourtsova, T., O’Donnell, Maureen, & Majnemer, A. (2018) Coach, care coordinator, navigator or keyworker? Review of emergent terms in a childhood disability. Physical & Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics, 39(2), 113-123.

Shevell M, Oskoui M, Wood E, Kirton A, van Rensburg E, Buckley D, Ng P, Majnemer A. (2018). Family-centered health care for children with cerebral palsy. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, 61, 1, 62-68.

Nery Borges P, Snider L, Comelo Junior JS, Boychuck Z, Fatima K, Goldschleger J, Majnemer A. (2018). The role of rehabilitation specialists in Canadian NICU: A 21st century perspective. Physical & Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics, 38, 1-15.

Rennick JE, Stremler R, Horwood L, Aita M, Lavoie T, Majnemer A, Antonacci, M, Knox A, Constantin E. (2018). A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial of an Intervention to Promote Well-Being in Critically Ill Children: Soothing through Touch, Reading & Music. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, 19, 7, e358-e366.

Mirchi A, Pelletier F, Tran L, Keller S, Braverman N, Tonduti D, Vanderver A, Pizzino A, Dilenge ME, Poulin C, Shevell M, Majnemer A, Sébire G, Srour M, Osterman B, Boucher RM, Vanasse M, Rossignol E, Mitchell J, Venkateswaran S, Pohl D, Kauffman M, Schiffmann R, Goizet C, Moutton S, Roncarolo F, Bernard G. (2018). Health-related quality of life for genetically determined leukoencephalopathy patients. Pediatric Neurology, 84, 21-26.

Anaby D, Law M, Feldman D, Majnemer A, Avery L. (2018). The effectiveness of the Pathways and Resources for Participation and Engagement (PREP) intervention: improving participation of adolescents with physical disabilities:. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, 60(5): 513-519.

Shikako-Thomas K, Fehlings D, Germain M, Gordon A, Maynard D, Majnemer A. (2018). Current practice “constraints” in the uptake and use of intensive upper extremity training: A Canadian perspective. Physical and Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics, 38(2): 143-156.

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