Noémi Dahan-Oliel

Academic title(s): 

Associate Professor

Noémi Dahan-Oliel
Contact Information

Mailing address: Shriners Hospital for Children, 1003 Decarie boulevard, Montreal, Qc H4A 0A9

514-842-4464 ext. 2278
Email address: 
noemi.dahan [at]
Associate Professor [Professional]
Shriners Hospital for Children

BSc (OT), MSc (Rehab Sci), PhD (Rehab Sci)

Teaching areas: 
  • POTH 614
  • POTH 617

Noémi is accepting students pursuing their Masters or Doctoral studies in Rehabilitation Science. Stipend available for a Masters/Doctoral student interested to join a telerehabilitation project for children living with a musculoskeletal condition, or a knowledge synthesis on best practice for transition to adult services.

Current research: 
  • childhood-onset disability, community integration, musculoskeletal conditions, outcome, participation, pediatrics, quality of life, rehabilitation

Dr. Dahan's research interests focus on the functional and quality of life outcomes of children with musculoskeletal and neurodevelopmental disabilities across the lifespan, and their contextual and environmental determinants as they relate to community integration. Research methodologies include integrated knowledge translation, knowledge synthesis, quantitative and qualitative designs.

Selected publications: 

Tremblay J, Curatolo S, Leblanc M, Patulli C, Tang T, Darsaklis V, Bilodeau N, Dahan-Oliel N. (2018). Establishing normative data for the Functional Dexterity Test in typically developing children aged 3-5 years. J Hand Ther, S0894-1130(17)30293-4.

Dahan-Oliel N, Bedard T, Darsaklis VB, Hall JG, van Bosse HJP, Hamdy RC. (2018). Development of a research platform for children with arthrogryposis multiplex congenita: study protocol for a pilot registry. BMJ Open, 8(6):e021377.

Esmail A, Poncet F, Rochette A, Auger C, Billebaud C, de Guise É, Ducharme I, Kehayia E, Labbé D, Dahan-Oliel N, Lessard I, Vermeersch O, Swaine B. (2018). The role of clothing in participation of persons with a physical disability: a scoping review protocol. BMJ Open, 8(3):e020299.

Majnemer A, Dahan-Oliel N, Rohlicek C, Hatzigeorgiou S, Mazer B, Maltais DB, Schmitz N. (2017). Educational and rehabilitation service utilization in adolescents born preterm or with a congenital heart defect and at high risk for disability. Dev Med Child Neurol, 59(10):1056-1062.

Coutinho F, Bosisio ME, Brown E, Rishikof S, Skaf E, Zhang X, Perlman C, Kelly S, Freedin E, Dahan-Oliel N. (2017). Effectiveness of iPad apps on visual-motor skills among children with special needs between 4y0m-7y11m. Disabil Rehabil Assist Technol, 12(4):402-410.

Dogba MJ, Dahan-Oliel N, Snider L, Glorieux FH, Durigova M, Palomo T, Cordey M, Bédard MH, Bedos C, Rauch F. (2016). Involving Families with Osteogenesis Imperfecta in Health Service Research: Joint Development of the OI/ECE Questionnaire. PLoS One, 11(1):e0147654.

Arcuri GG, McMullan AE, Murray AE, Silver LK, Bergthorson M, Dahan-Oliel N, Coutinho F. (2016). Perceptions of family-centred services in a paediatric rehabilitation programme: strengths and complexities from multiple stakeholders. Child Care Health Dev, 42(2):195-202.

Dahan-Oliel N, Shikako-Thomas K, Mazer B, Majnemer A. (2016). Adolescents with disabilities participate in the shopping mall: facilitators and barriers framed according to the ICF. Disabil Rehabil, 38(21):2102-13.

Dahan-Oliel N, Oliel S, Tsimicalis A, Montpetit K, Rauch F, Dogba MJ. (2016). Quality of life in osteogenesis imperfecta: A mixed-methods systematic review. Am J Med Genet A, 170A(1):62-76.

Dahan-Oliel N, Mazer B, Riley P, Maltais DB, Nadeau L and Majnemer A. (2014). Participation and enjoyment of leisure activities in adolescents born at ≤ 29 week gestation. Early Hum Dev, 90(6):307-14.

Shikako-Thomas K, Dahan-Oliel N, Shevell M, Law M, Birnbaum R, Rosenbaum P, Poulin C and Majnemer A (2012). Play and be happy? Leisure participation and quality of life in school-aged children with cerebral palsy. Int J Pediatr, 2012:387280.

Dahan-Oliel N, Mazer B and Majnemer A. (2012). Preterm birth and leisure participation: a synthesis of the literature. Res Dev Disabil, 33(4):1211-20.

Dahan-Oliel N, Shikako-Thomas K and Majnemer A. (2012).  Quality of life and leisure participation in children with neurodevelopmental disabilities: A thematic analysis of the literature. Qual Life Res, 21(3):427-39.

Ruck J, Dahan-Oliel N, Montpetit K, Rauch F and Fassier F. (2011). Fassier-Duval femoral rodding in children with osteogenesis imperfecta receiving bisphosphonates: Functional outcomes at one year. J Child Orthop, 5(3):217-224.

Montpetit K, Dahan-Oliel N, Ruck J, Rauch F, Fassier F and Glorieux F. (2011). Activities and participation in young adults with osteogenesis imperfecta. J Pediatr Rehabil Med, 4:13-22.

Dahan-Oliel N, Majnemer A and Mazer B. (2011). Quality of life of adolescents and young adults born at high risk. Phys Occup Ther Pediatr, 31(4):362-89.

Dahan Oliel N, Gélinas I, Mazer B, Dobbs B and Lefebvre H. (2010). Transportation use in community-dwelling older adults: association with participation and leisure activities. Can J Aging, 29(4):491-502.

Ruck J, Dahan-Oliel N. (2010). Adolescence and young adulthood in Spina Bifida: Self-report on care received and readiness for the future. Topics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation, 16(1):26-37.

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