Postdoctoral Fellowship, CanChild & Department of Pediatrics, McMaster University, 2021-2022
Postdoctoral Fellowship, Person-Centred Health Informatics Lab, McGill University, 2020-2021
Ph.D. (Rehabilitation Science), McGill University, 2013-2019
M.Sc.A. (Occupational Therapy), McGill University, 2008-2010
B.A. (Psychology, Distinction), McGill University, 2001-2004
OCC1-245: Intro to Professional Practice 1
POTH-250: Intro to Professional Practice 2
OCC1-443: Constructing Mental Health
OCC1-547: Occupational Solutions 1
OCC1-551: Psychosocial Practice in OT
OCC1-618: Applied OT: Psychosocial Theory
OCC1-623: Assistive Technology
POTH-642: Master's Research Project Faculty Supervisor
childhood disability, knowledge translation, chronic illness, neurodevelopmental disabilities, clinical education, mixed-methods, telerehabilitation
I completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Department of Pediatrics at McMaster University, and through the CanChild Centre for Childhood Disability Research, under the supervision of Dr. Peter Rosenbaum. My research used mixed-methods to evaluate the engagement of participants in an international integrated knowledge translation study.
I completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship at McGill University in the Person-Centred Health Informatics Lab, under the supervision of Professor Sara Ahmed. My research focused on the development, implementation, and evaluation of e-health technologies.
I completed my PhD studies at the School of Physical & Occupational Therapy at McGill University, under the supervision of Professor Annette Majnemer. My doctoral research focused on enhancing early-identification of children with cerebral palsy (CP). I used mixed-methods and an integrated knowledge translation (KT) approach to create educational KT tools for primary-care practitioners (family physicians, pediatricians, nurse practitioners) and parents to increase awareness of the early-motor signs of CP that should prompt referral for diagnostic assessment, as well as simultaneous referral for rehabilitation services, for children suspected of having CP.
I am an occupational therapist with over a decade of clinical experience working with two very different clienteles. Initially I worked in pediatric physical rehabilitation, primarily with children and young adults with complex motor and communication impairments, most of who required the use of assistive technology for mobility and/or augmentative and alternative and communication (AAC) for communication. I then moved into the field of adult psychosocial rehabilitation, working in the Department of Psychiatry at the McGill University Health Centre, where I was fortunate to work with a diverse clientele across clinics (primarily people living with schizophrenia, mood and anxiety disorders, and substance abuse/addiction). I have also been teaching across the psychosocial and pediatric neurodevelopmental curricula of SPOT's B.Sc. Rehabilitation Science in Occupational Therapy program & Master of Science (Applied) in Occupational Therapy professional program since 2011.
Published refereed articles:
- Ataman R, Thomas A, Roberge-Dao J, McKerral M, Auger C, Wittich W, Talla P, Boychuck Z, & Ahmed S. (2022). Measurement Properties of the Mayo-Portland Adaptability Inventory (MPAI-4) and Related Measures: A Systematic Review. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 103(12), e208. DOI: 10.1016/j.apmr.2022.08.051
- Ogourtsova T, Boychuck Z, O’Donnell M, Ahmed S, Osman G, & Majnemer A. (2022). Telerehabilitation for children and youth with developmental disabilities and their families: A systematic literature review. Physical & Occupational Therapy In Pediatrics, 1-47. DOI: 10.1080/01942638.2022.2106468
- Yamaguchi S, Zerbo A, Putterman C, Russell K, Cardoso R, Boychuck Z, Weiss J, & Shikako K. (2022). Evolving partnerships for building communities: Experiences from the Knowledge Translation Innovation Incubator. In Reszel, J., McCutcheon, C., Kothari, A., & Graham, ID. (Eds.), How We Work Together: The Integrated Knowledge Translation Casebook, Volume 6 (pp. 34-38). Ottawa, ON: Integrated Knowledge Translation Research Network. https://iktrn.ohri.ca/projects/casebook/
- Boychuck Z, Andersen J, Fehlings D, Kirton A, Oskoui M, Shevell M, Majnemer A, & the PROMPT group. (2020). Current referral practices for diagnosis and intervention for children with cerebral palsy: A national environmental scan. The Journal of Pediatrics, 216, 173-180. DOI: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2019.09.035
- Garfinkle J, Li P, Boychuck Z, Bussières A, & Majnemer A. (2020). Early clinical features of cerebral palsy in children without perinatal risk factors: a scoping review. Pediatric Neurology, 102, 56-61. DOI: 10.1016/j.pediatrneurol.2019.07.006
- 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. Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology, 62(1), 89-96. DOI: 10.1111/dmcn.14252
- 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. DOI: 10.1093/pch/pxz061
- Nery Borges P, Snider L, Camelo Jr JS, Boychuck Z, Khodary F, Goldschleger J & Majnemer A. (2019). The Role of Rehabilitation Specialists in Canadian NICUs: A 21st Century Perspective. Physical & Occupational Therapy In Pediatrics, 39(1), 33-47. DOI: 10.1080/01942638.2018.1490846
- Boychuck Z, Bussières A, Goldschleger J, Majnemer A, & the 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. DOI: 10.1111/dmcn.14034
- Hubermann L, Boychuck Z, Shevell M & Majnemer A. (2016). Age at referral of children for initial diagnosis of cerebral palsy and rehabilitation: Current practices. Journal of Child Neurology, 31(3), 364-9. doi:10.1177/0883073815596610
- Asimakopulos J, Boychuck Z, Sondergaard D, Poulin V, Ménard I, & Korner-Bitensky N. (2012). Assessing executive function in relation to fitness to drive: A review of tools and their ability to predict safe driving. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 59(6), 402-427. doi:10.1111/j.1440-1630.2011.00963.x