Laurie M Snider

Academic title(s): 

Associate Professor |
Director & Associate Dean, School of Physical & Occupational Therapy

Laurie M Snider
Contact Information

Building: Davis House, 3654 prom Sir-William-Osler

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


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laurie.snider [at]
Associate Professor | Director & Associate Dean | School of Physical & Occupational Therapy | Chercheur régulier, C.R.I.R. (Centre de recherche interdisciplinaire en Réadaptation) du Montréal métropolitain
Davis House

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


Teaching areas: 

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

Current research: 

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 and 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 and Mazer B. (2011). Predictive validity of Prechtl's method on the qualitative assessment of general movements: a systematic review of the evidence. Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology, 53(10): 896-906.

Snider L, Majnemer A and Darsaklis V*. (2011). Feeding interventions for children with cerebral palsy: a review of the evidence. Physical & Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics, 31(1): 58-77.

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

Snider L and Majnemer A. (2010). Virtual reality: We are virtually there. Physical & Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics, 30(1):1-3.

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

Young NL, Varni JW, Snider L, McCormick A, Sawatzky B, Scott M, King G, Hetherington R, Sears E and 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.

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

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

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

Johnston C, Fillion-Archambault F, Snider L, Majnemer A, Limperopoulos C, Vielleaux A, Pelausa E, Cale H, Stone S, Boyer K and Sherrard A. (2002). Sucrose analgesia for procedural pain preterm neonates. Pediatrics, 110(3): 523-528.

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