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Erika Gisel

Erika Gisel

 Professor Emerita; Chercheur associé, 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-207

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

Office Phone: 514-398-4510

erika [dot] gisel [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)

Education: BA (Textile Arts) Arbeitslehrerinnen Seminar, Zurich, Suisse; BS (OT) Temple University, Philadelphia, PA; PhD (Biology), Temple University, Philadelphia, PA.

Research Description:

Dr. Gisel's research interests are directed toward the assessment and treatment of individuals with neurologically based eating impairments. Studies examining early markers of oral sensory problems in infants with feeding disabilities, as well as the influence of repetitive behaviors on motor development in children with autism spectrum disorders are currently in progress.  

Other affiliations:

Department of Pediatrics, Montreal Children's Hospital.

Research Keywords:

Oral sensory ability of infants, dysphagia, assessment, intervention,

Autism Spectrum Disorders: repetitive behaviors, eating problems, assessment

Selected Publications:

Parent-organized-partnerships-supporting-infants-&-children-learning-to-eat (FEEDING MATTERS; formerly POPSICLE); Follow-up Feeding Collaboration Meeting, Phoenix, AZ, Jan13-16, 2012. Invited Presenter (Meeting)

Francis-Bacz C, Wood-Dauphinee S and Gisel E. (2013). The discriminative validity of the McGill Ingestive Skills Assessment. Physical & Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics, 31(2): 148-158. 

Fucile S, McFarland D, Gisel EG and Lau C. (2012). Oral and non-oral sensorimotor interventions facilitate suck-swallow-respiration functions and their co-ordination in pre-term infants. Early Human Development, 88(6): 345-350.

Lau C, S Fucile and Gisel EG. (2012). Impact of non-nutritive oral motor stimulation and infant massage therapy on oral feeding skills of preterm infants. Journal of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, 5:311-317.

Nadon G, Feldman D and Gisel E. (2013). Feeding issues associated with the Autism Spectrum Disorders. InTech: Open Science; http://dx.doi.org/10.5772/53644

Nadon G, Feldman D, Dunn W and Gisel E. (2011). Association of sensory processing/modulation problems with number of eating problems in children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Autism Research and Treatment, Volume 2011, 8 pages. Article ID 541926

Fucile S, McFarland D, Gisel E and Lau C. (2011). Oral and non-oral sensorimotor intervensions facilitate suck-swallow-respiration functions and their co-ordination in pre-term infants. Early Human Development, 88(6):345-50.

Nadon G, Feldman D and Gisel E. (2011). Mealtime problems of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their typically developing siblings: a comparison study. Autism, 15:98-113.

Fucile S, Gisel E, McFarland DH and Lau C. (2011). Oral and non-oral sensorimotor interventions enhance oral feeding performance in pre-term infants. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology,53:829-835.

Schneiberg S, McKinley P, Gisel E, Sveistrup H and Levin M. (2010). Reliability of kinematic measures of functional reaching in children with cerebral palsy. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, 52(7):e167-73.