Dr. Chantal Camden
Chantal is an Assistant Professor at the School of Physical and Occupational Therapy at Sherbrooke University. She completed her PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences from the University of Montréal and her Post-Doctoral training at CanChild. Her research focuses on developing, implementing and evaluating evidence-based interventions and service delivery models for children with disabilities or developmental delays. She is currently involved in projects using the web to either transfer knowledge to families or therapists (e.g. Developmental Coordination Workshops) or to deliver early intervention through telerehabilitation. She is also part of the CanChild Partnering for Change team and works to adapt and implement collaborative school-based tiered service delivery model in different contexts and health care systems. Most of Chantal's projects use participatory-action research approaches and engage stakeholders to improve service delivery to children with disabilities. Chantal is also involved in global health projects and projects focusing on increasing access to services for vulnerable children, in her own community and internationally.
Areas of Focus
developing, implementing and evaluating evidence-based interventions and service delivery models for children with disabilities
An online evidence-based DCD module could thus support PTs to implement best DCD practice.
Integrated Knowledge Translation in Childhood Disability: Engaging with Partners Throughout the Research Process
This reflection paper is intended to raise awareness and stimulate thinking about Integrated Knowledge Translation (iKT) and how one might engage with a range of partners to develop iKT strategies.
Let’s not go back to ‘normal’! Lessons from COVID-19 for professionals working in childhood disability
This paper reviews issues and considerations about the delivery of child disability health services in the context of the global pandemic and reflects on colleagues’ experiences and lessons learned.