Publications by our Researchers

Recent Publications:


Wittich, W., Barstow, E., Jarry, J. & Thomas, A. (in press). Screening for sensory impairment in older adults: Training and practice of occupational therapists in Quebec. Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy.

Demers, M., Thomas, A., Wittich, W., & McKinley, P. (in press). Implementing a novel dance intervention in rehabilitation: perceived barriers and facilitators, Disability & Rehabilitation.

Fraser, S.A., Wittich, W., Johnson, A., & Overbury, O. (2015). Critical success factors in awareness of and choice towards low vision rehabilitation, Ophthalmic & Physiological Optics, 35 (1), 81-89.

Boxerman, H., Wittich, W., & Overbury, O. (2015). Charles Bonnet Syndrome in Older Adults with Age-Related Macular Degeneration: Its Relationship to Depression and Mild Cognitive Impairment, British Journal of Visual Impairment, 33 (1), 19-30.


Johnson, A. (2014). Investigating eye movements during tasks of daily living. Visibility, 7(1): 13-14.

Wittich, W., Murphy, C. & Mulrooney, D. (2014). An adapted adult day centre for older adults with sensory impairment. British Journal of Visual Impairment, 32(3): 249-62.

Bitton, E. & Wittich, W. (2014). Influence of eye position on the Schirmer tear test, Contact Lens & Anterior Eye, 37(4), 257-261.

Rvachew, S. & Rafaat, S. (in press). Report on benchmark wait times for pediatric speech sound disorders. Canadian Journal of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology.

Rvachew, S. & Tausch, C. (in press). Otitis media and language development. P. Brooks, V. Kempe & J.G. Golson (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Language Development. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Reference

Rvachew, S. & Brosseau-Lapre, F. (in press). Pre- and post-treatment production of syllable initial /ʁ/-clusters by French-speaking children. In M. Yavas (Ed.), Unusual productions in phonology: universals and language-specific considerations. Psychology Press/Taylor Francis.

Loschky, L.C., Ringer, R., Johnson, A.P., Larson, A.M., Neider, M., & Kramer, A. (2014). Blur detection is unaffected by cognitive load. Visual Cognition. 22(3):522-547. Doi: 10.1080/13506285.2014.884203

Anaby, D. Law, M., Coster, W., Bedell, G., Kehtani, M., Avery, L. & Teplicky, R. (2014).The mediating role of the environment in explaining participation of youth with and without disabilities across home, school, and community. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 95, 908-917.

Law, M., Hanna, S., Anaby, D., Kertoy, M., King, G. & Xu L. (2014). Health-related quality of life of children with physical disabilities: A longitudinal study. BMC Pediatrics. 14 :26. Posted online Jan, 30, 2014.

Khetani, M., Marley, J.,Baker, M., Albrecht, B., Bedell, G., Coster, W., Anaby, D., & Law, M. (2014). Validity of the Participation and Environment Measure for Children and Youth (PEM-CY) for Health Impact Assessment (HIA) in sustainable development projects. Disability and Health, 7 (2), 226-235.

Khetani, M., Cliff, A., Schelly, C., Daunhauer, L., & Anaby D. (2014). Decisional Support Algorithm for Collaborative Care Planning using the Participation and Environment Measure for Children and Youth (PEM-CY): A Mixed Methods Study. Physical & Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics, Posted online March, 26, 2014.

Wittich, W., Wanet-Defalque, M.-C. & Overbury, O. (2014). Améliorer le continuum de soins et de services en basse vision : rapprocher l’ophthalmologie, l’optométrie et la réadaptation, Le Point en administration de la santé et des services sociaux, 9(4), 13-14.

Rvachew, S. (2014). Developmental phonological disorders (pp. 61-72). L. Cummings (Ed.), Handbook of Communication Disorders. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Rvachew, S., Leroux, É., & Brosseau-Lapré, F. (2014). Production of word-initial consonant sequences by francophone preschoolers with a developmental phonological disorder. Canadian Journal of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, 37, 252-267.


Wittich, W., Canuto, A., & Overbury, O. (2013). Overcoming Barriers to Low Vision Rehabilitation Services: Improving the Continuum of Care, Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology, 48(6), 463-467.

Wittich W., Watanabe, D.H., Scully, L., & Bergevin, M. (2013). Development and Adaptation of an Employment Integration Program for People who are Visually Impaired in Quebec, Canada, Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness,107(6), 481–496.

Wittich, W., Southall, K, Sikora, L., Watanabe, D.H. et Gagné, J.-P. (2013). What’s in a name: Dual Sensory Impairment or Deafblindness? British Journal of Visual Impairment,31(3), 198-207.

Rvachew, S., Marquis, A., Brosseau-Lapré, F., Royle, P., Paul, M., & Gonnerman, L. M. (2013). Speech articulation performance of francophone children in the early school years: Norming of the Test de Dépistage Francophone de Phonologie. Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics, Early Online, 1-19. doi: DOI: 10.3109/02699206.2013.830149.

Brosseau-Lapré, F., & Rvachew, S. (2013). Cross-linguistic comparison of speech errors produced by English- and French-speaking preschool age children with developmental phonological disorders. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, Early Online, 1-11.

Brossard-Racine, M., Waknin, J., Shikako-Thomas, K., Shevell, M., Poulin, C., Lach, L.M., Law, M., Schmitz, N., the QUALA group & Majnemer, A. (2013). Behavioural difficulties in adolescents with cerebral palsy. Journal of Child Neurology, (28)1, 27-33.

Majnemer, A., Shikako-Thomas, K., Lach, L.M., Shevell, M., Law, M., Schmitz, N., & The QUALA Group. (2013). Mastery motivation in adolescents with cerebral palsy. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 34, 3384-3392.

Majnemer, A., Shikako-Thomas, K., Lach, L., Shevell, M. Law, M., Schmitz, N. Poulin, C., & QUALA Group. (2013). Rehabilitation service utilization in children and youth with cerebral palsy. Child: Care Health and Development, DOI: 10.111/cch.12026.[Electronic publication ahead of print]

Shikako-Thomas, K., Bogossian, A., Lach, L.M., Shevell, M., & Majnemer, A. (2013). Parents’ perspectives on the quality of life of adolescents with cerebral palsy: Trajectory, choices and hope. Disability and Rehabilitation, DOI: 0.3109/09638288.2013.770083. [Electronic publication in April 25 2013]

Fraser, S. A. & Bherer, L. (2013). Age-related decline in divided attention: From theoretical lab research to practical real life situations. An advanced review of divided attention to be included in Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Cognitive Science, edited by Lynn Nadel. doi: 10.1002/wcs.1252

Bedell, G., Coster, W., Law, M., Lijenquist, K., Kao, YC., Teplicky, R, Anaby, D., Khetani, MA. (2013). Community participation, supports and barriers of school age children with and without disabilities. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation; 94 (2), 315-323.

Anaby, D., Hand, C., Bradley, L., DiRezze, B., DiGiacomo, A., Forhan, M., & Law, M. (2013). The effect of the environment on participation: A scoping review. Disability & Rehabilitation, 35(19), 1589-1598.

Anaby, D., Law, M. (in press). The role of participation in the lives of young people with neurological and developmental conditions. Life Quality Outcomes in Children and Young People with Neurodevelopmental Conditions: Concepts, evidence, measurement and practice. Mac Keith Press.

Law, M., Anaby D., Teplicky R., Khetani M.A., Coster W., & Bedell G. (2013). Participation in the home environment among children and youth with and without disabilities, British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 76:58-66.


Law M., King G., Petrenchik T., Kertoy M., & Anaby D. (2012) The Assessment of Preschool Children’s Participation: Internal Consistency and Construct Validity. Physical and Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics; 32(3):272-87.

Wittich, W., Sikora, L., Watanabe, D.H., & Martinez, M. (2012). Canadian research contributions to low-vision rehabilitation: A quantitative systematic review. Canadian Journal of Optometry, 74(3),30-37.

Anaby D., Law M., Hanna S. & DeMatteo C. (2012). Predictors of change in participation rates following Acquired Brain Injury: Results of a longitudinal study. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, 54(4), 339-346.

Bogossian, A., & Lach, L.M. (2012). Environmental factors: Support and relationships. In A. Majnemer (Ed.), Measures for Children with Developmental Disability Framed by the ICF-CY. London, UK: Mac Keith Press.

Bailey, S., Lach, L.M., & Byford-Richardson, K. (2012). Interpersonal interactions and relationships. In A. Majnemer (Ed.), Measures for Children with Developmental Disability Framed by the ICF-CY. London, UK: Mac Keith Press.

Southall, K, & Wittich, W. (2012). Barriers to low vision rehabilitation: A qualitative approach. Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 106(5),261-274.

Birnbaum, R., Lach, L.M., Saposnek, D, & Macculloch, R. (2012). Co-parenting children with neurodevelopmental disorders. In K. Kuehnle & L. Drozd (Eds.), Parenting Plan Evaluations: Applied Research for the Family Court (pp. 270-329). New York: Oxford University Press.

Arim, R.G., Garner, R.E., Brehaut, J.C., Lach, L.M., MacKenzie, M.J., Rosenbaum, P., & Kohen, D.E. (2012). Contextual influences of parenting behaviours for children with neurodevelopmental disorders: Results from a Canadian National Survey. Disability & Rehabilitation.

Kuo, Y.C. & Lach, L.M. (2012). Life decisions of Taiwanese women who care for a sibling with Cerebral Palsy. Health Care for Women International

Stone, T., Santos, J. B., & Wittich, W. (2012). Mediating and moderating effects on the association between vision loss and depression among older adults, Insight: Research and Practice in Visual Impairment and Blindness, 5(1), 30-37.

Wittich, W., Watanabe, D.H., & Gagné, J.-P. (2012). Dual Sensory Impairment Rehabilitation: A Clientele Profile, Ophthalmic & Physiological Optics, 32, 242–251.

Evers, P., Barber, P., & Wittich, W. (2012). Telephone Accessibility for Dual Sensory Impairment: A Case Study, Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 106(1), 43-46.

Laroche, L., Boulé, J. & Wittich, W. (2012). Reading Speed of Contracted French Braille, Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 106(1), 37-42.


Garner, R. E., Arim, R. G., Kohen, D. E., Lach, L. M., MacKenzie, M. J., Brehaut J. C., & Rosenbaum, P. L. (2011). Parenting children with neurodevelopmental disorders and/or behaviour problems. Child: Care, Health & Development, DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2214.2011.01347.x

Brehaut, J.C., Garner, R.E., Miller, A.R., Lach, L.M., Klassen, A.F., Rosenbaum, P.L., & Kohen, D. (2011). Changes over time in the health of caregivers of children with health problems: Growth curve findings from a 10-year Canadian population-based study. American Journal of Public Health, 101(12), 2308-2316.

Cimino, T., Lach, L.M., Saini, M., & Mechan, K. (2011). Quality of Abstracts in the Context of a Systematic Review on Parenting of Children with Chronic Health Conditions and Disabilities. Journal of Evidence Based Social Work, 8(4), 369-378.

Law M., Anaby D., DeMatteo C. & Hanna, S. (2011). Participation patterns of children with Acquired Brain Injury. Brain Injury, 25, 6, 587-595.

Overbury, O. & Wittich, W. (2011). Barriers to Low Vision Rehabilitation – The Montreal Barriers Study, Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, 52(12), 8933-8938.

McGraw, C.M., Déry, L., & Wittich, W. (2011). Fall Prevention through the Visual Impairment Detection Program, Insight: Research and Practice in Visual Impairment and Blindness, 4(2), 74-82

Johnson, A. P., Richard, B., Hansen, B.C. & Ellemberg, D. (2011). The magnitude of center–surround facilitation in the discrimination of amplitude spectrum is dependent on the amplitude of the surround. Journal of Vision, 11(7): 14, 1-10.

Hansen, B., Jacques, T., Johnson, A.P., & Ellemberg, D. (2011) Early VEP magnitude is modulated by structural sparseness and the distribution of spatial frequency contrast in natural scenes. Visual Neuroscience, 28, 221-237.

Westaway, L., Wittich, W., & Overbury, O. (2011). Depression and burden in spouses of individuals with sensory impairment, Insight: Research and Practice in Visual Impairment and Blindness, 4(1), 29-36.

Wittich, W., Watanabe, D. H., Kapusta, M. A., & Overbury, O. (2011). Subjective perception of visual distortions or scotomas in individuals with retinitis pigmentosa. Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 105(1), 50-55.

Wittich, W., Faubert, J., Watanabe, D.H., Kapusta, M.A., & Overbury, O. (2011). Spatial judgments in patients with retinitis pigmentosa. Vision Research, 51(1), 165-173.


Lach, L.M., Elliot, I. Giecko, T., Olds, J., Snyder, T., McCleary, L., Whiting, S., Lowe, A., Nimigon, J. & Smith, M.L. (2010). Patient-reported outcome of pediatric epilepsy surgery: Social inclusion or exclusion as young adults? Epilepsia, 51(10), 2089-2097.

Johnson, A.P., & Gurnsey, R. (2010) Size scaling compensates for sensitivity loss produced by a simulated central scotoma in a shape-from-texture task. Journal of Vision, 10(12): 18, 1-16.

Jarus T., Anaby D., Bart O.,Engel-Yeger B., & Law M. (2010). Childhood participation in after-school activities: What is to be expected? British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 73(8), 344-350.

Wittich, W., Phillips, N., Nasreddine, Z.S., & Chertkow, H. (2010). Sensitivity and specificity of the Montreal Cognitive Assessment modified for individuals who are visually impaired, Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness, 104(6), 360-368.

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