Dr. Deirdre Dawson
Senior Scientist, Rotman Research Institute, Baycrest
Member, Rehabilitation Sciences Institute, University of Toronto
Professor , Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, University of Toronto
p: (416)785-2500, x 2136
- Intervention research
- Patient-based research
Dr. Dawson's research focuses on understanding how cognitive processes in acquired brain disorders and aging affect people’s abilities to be autonomous in community living and on developing and evaluating effective interventions that promote participation in every-day life. Her work spans from ecologically valid assessment of cognitive impairments to occupationally based cognitive rehabilitation approaches to investigating the benefits of community support programs.
- Dawson D, Richards B, Troyer A, Binns MA, Clark A, Polatajko H, Winocur G, Hunt A, Bar Y. (2014). An occupation-based, strategy training approach to managing executive changes in older adults: A pilot randomized controlled trial. Clinical Rehabilitation, 28, 118-127.
- Hansen M, De Amicas NK, Anderson ND, Binns MA, Clark AJ, Dawson DR. (2018). Cognitive contributors to Multiple Errands Test performance. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 72, 7206205050.
- Dawson DR, Anderson ND, Binns M, Damianakis T, Bottari C, Polatajko H, Hunt A, Zwarenstein M. (2013). Managing executive dysfunction following acquired brain injury and stroke: A trial protocol for an ecologically valid rehabilitation approach. Trials, 14, 306.
- Anderson ND, Damianakis T, Kröger E, Wagner LM, Dawson DR, Binns MA, Bernstein S, Caspi E, Cook SL, BRAVO Team. (2014). The benefits associated with volunteering among seniors: A critical review and recommendations for future research. Psychological Bulletin, 14, 1505-1533.
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