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


Email address: 
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 D-26

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


Teaching areas: 

POTH 634: Childhood Performance Issues

Current research: 

Prof. Snider's research is focused on issues of childhood disability in terms of developmental and functional sequelae. She was PI on a longitudinal validation study of Prechtl's General Movements Assessment (CIHR). She developed CP-Engine: a web-based knowledge translation tool to promote knowledge uptake for use of ‘best evidence’ in clinical practice.


Prof. Snider was the Director of the Occupational Therapy program 1995-2001 and Associate Director of the Graduate program 2012-16.

Selected publications: 

Ianni, L.*, Mazer, B., Thomas, A., & Snider, L. (2020). The role of Occupational Therapy with children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: A Canadian national survey. Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools, & Early Intervention, 1-22.

Elfassy C*, Darsaklis VB, Snider L, Gagnon C, Hamdy R, Dahan-Oliel N. Rehabilitation needs of youth with arthrogryposis multiplex congenita: Perspectives from key stakeholders. Disabil Rehabil. (2020) Aug;42(16):2318-2324. doi: 10.1080/09638288.2018.1559364. Epub 2019 Feb 11. PMID: 30741031.

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 (2020). Use of consensus methods to determine the early clinical signs of cerebral palsy, Paediatrics & Child Health, 25:5, 300–307,

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 (2020). International expert recommendations of clinical features to prompt referral for diagnostic assessment of cerebral palsy. Dev Med Child Neurol, 62: 89-96.

Boychuck, Z., Andersen, J., Fehlings, D., Kirton, A., Oskoui, M., Shevell, M., Majnemer, A., Bergman, H., Burko, B., Dagenais, E., Dagenais, L., Darsaklis, V., Leduc, D., Li, P., Shiller, M., Snider, L., & the PROMPT Group (2020). Current referral practices for diagnosis and intervention for children with cerebral palsy: A national environmental scan. J Pediatrics, 216: 173-180.

Boychuck, Z., Bussières, A., Goldschleger, J.*, Majnemer, A., & Prompt Group. (2019). Age at referral for diagnosis and rehabilitation services for cerebral palsy: A scoping review. Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology, 61(8), 908-914.

Borges Nery, P.*, Snider, L., José Simon Camelo Junior, Boychuck, Z., Khodary, F.*, Goldschleger, J.* & Majnemer, A. (2019). The role of rehabilitation specialists in Canadian NICUs: A 21st century perspective, Phys Occ Ther Ped, 39:1, 3347, DOI: 10.1080/01942638.2018.1490846

Anaby, D., Korner-Bitensky, N., Steven, E.,*, Tremblay, S.,*, Snider, L., Avery, L.,* & Law, M. (2017). Current rehabilitation practices for children with cerebral palsy: Focus and gaps, Phys Occ Ther Ped, 37:1, 1-15, DOI: 10.3109/01942638.2015.1126880

Darsaklis, V.*, Snider, L., Majnemer, A., & 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. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-8749.2011.04017.x

Snider, L., Majnemer, A., Mazer, B., Campbell, S., & Bos, A. (2009). Prediction of motor and functional outcomes in infants born preterm assessed at term. Pediatric Physical Therapy, 21(1), 2-11. doi: 10.1097/PEP.0b013e3181957bdc

Snider, L., Majnemer, A., Mazer, B., Campbell, S., & 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. doi: 10.1016/j.earlhumdev.2007.07.004

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