Yao is a pediatric physical therapist and part-time lecturer in Taiwan. He graduated from China Medical University with a B.Sc. degree in Physical Therapy in 2005, and with a M.Sc. degree in Medical Science under the supervision of Dr. Sheng K. Wu in 2006. His Master's thesis focused on establishing reliability and validity of the Taiwanese Movement Assessment Test for Children with age- and gender-matched norms, which could be used to evaluate and diagnose children with motor impairments. Since then, he has been involving in the research regarding children with motor difficulties, in particular Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD), for more than five years. Yao entered the PhD program in the Department of Kinesiology at McMaster University in 2012 and is supervised by Dr. John Cairney.
Areas of Focus
Motor impairments in children, Developmental coordination disorder