Michelle graduated from the University of Toronto in 2007 with a M.H.Sc. degree in Speech Language Pathology and completed the PhD program in Rehabilitation Science McMaster University in 2017. Her research has focused on parents of children with disabilities, with respect to: mental health, supports, access and engagement, and culture. Michelle has practiced clinically at KidsAbility, a children's treatment centre for 5 years. In this role she has provided speech-language assessment, therapy, and consultation services to preschool aged children and their families. She participated in clinical research opportunities and the promotion of evidence based practice within this environment. Michelle is interested in how hard to reach families access and engage in pediatric rehabilitation services. Her advisor is Dr. Peter Rosenbaum, and her committee members include Dr. Cheryl Missiuna and Dr. Susan Jack.
Areas of Focus
Pediatric rehabilitation services, family centered service, evidence based practices