null Annette Majnemer, OT, M.Sc., PhD

Senior Scientist, RI-MUHC

Child Health and Human Development Program

Centre for Outcomes Research and Evaluation

Professor, School of Physical and Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, McGill University



childhood disability • outcomes • determinants • rehabilitation • knowledge translation

Research Focus

My research focuses on the child, family and environmental factors that influence activity limitations and participation restrictions in children and youth with developmental disabilities. Primary populations of interest include children born at high risk for disability (preterm survivors, congenital heart defects) and children with cerebral palsy. Recently, I have been examining knowledge translation and exchange strategies that promote best practices with respect to early identification of disability and the uptake of effective rehabilitation interventions. I also currently lead CHILD-BRIGHT, a pan-Canadian patient-oriented research network (SPOR) focused on children with brain-based disabilities.

Research initiative

Selected Publications

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  • Majnemer A, O’Donnell M, Ogourtsova T, Kasaai B, Ballantyne M, Cohen E, Collet J-P, Dewan T, Elsabbagh M, Hanlon-Dearman A, Filliter J, Lucyna L, McElroy T A, McGrath P, McKellin W, Miller A, Patel H, Rempel G, Shevell M, Wittmeier K, & The Parent Advisory Panel. BRIGHT Coaching: A randomized controlled trial on the effectiveness of a developmental coach system to empower families of children with emerging developmental delay. Frontiers Pediatrics, Volume 7: Article 332 (2019).

  • Ogourtsova T*., O’Donnell M., De Souza Silva W., Majnemer A. Health coaching for parents with developmental disabilities: A systematic review. Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology, 61(11):1259-1265. (2019).

  • 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. 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 (2020).

  • Majnemer A., Rohlicek C., Dahan-Oliel N., Sahakian S., Mazer B., Maltais D. B., Schmitz N. Participation in leisure activities in adolescents with congenital heart defects. Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology, 62(8): 946-953. (2020).