Professor, Department of Psychology and Psychiatry
Université du Québec à Montréal, PhD
The Ohio State University Nisonger Center, University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, Postdoctoral fellowship
- More than 25 years of experience in conducting research and providing clinical services in the field of intellectual disability and related developmental disabilities.
- Conducted more than 100 trainings, workshops and presentations related to intellectual disability.
- Specific research interests focus on assessment and psychometrics (item response theory), adaptive behaviour, problem behaviour and psychiatric disorders, health issues and intervention strategies in ASD and ID.
- Research has focused on the co-occurrence of intellectual disability or ASD and psychiatric problems or problem behaviours, understanding and measuring adaptive behaviour, test development, and the concept of support needs.
- Recent research has also centered on the study of the health and wellbeing of persons with ASD, ID and other related developmental disabilities.
- Publication record includes more than 70 articles in peer-reviewed journals, chapters and books in the area of intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Current Research: Current publications have focused on the social outcomes for adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in comparison to adults with developmental disabilities by investigating the relationships between the constructs of social participation and relationships, social determination, and personal control.