Paulette Guitard

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Paulette Guitard
Full Professor

2003 Ph.D. Biomedical Sciences University of Montreal
1993 M.Ed. Education University of Quebec in Rimouski
1985 B.Sc. Occupational Therapy University of Montreal

Room: RGN 3071
Office: 613-562-5800 ext. 5429
Work E-mail: guitardp@uottawa.ca

Paulette Guitard

Biography

Paulette Guitard received a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy from the Université de Montréal in 1985, a Masters of Education from the Université du Québec à Rimouski in 1993 and a Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences (Rehabilitation) from the Université de Montréal in 2003. The topic of her thesis was playfulness in adults. She has worked in adult mental health, paediatrics, and acute rehabilitation (adults and adolescents). She joined the faculty of the occupational therapy program in 1992, and served as program director from 1994 to 1997.

Instruction: Responsible for the introductory course on principles of assessment and intervention.

Research Interests

  • Playfulness in adults
  • The occupational therapist's role in sex reorientation
  • University curriculum assessment.
  • Fall prevention
  • Technical aids and the environment

Publications

  • Dubouloz, CJ, Savard, J., Burnett, D., Guitard, P., (accepté). An Interprofessional University Clinic in Primary Health Care in Rehabilitation: A Collaborative Learning Model for Physical Therapy Students in a clinical placement. Journal of Physiotherapy Education.
  • Thorne,S., Sauvé, K., Yacoub, C. & Guitard, P. (accepté) . Evaluating the Pressure-Reducing Capabilities of the Gel Pad in Supine. American Journal of Occupational Therapy.
  • Guitard, P., Ferland, F., Dutil, E.(2006) L’importance de l’attitude ludique en ergothérapie avec une clientèle adulte. Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy 73 (5) 281-294.
  • Guitard, P., Ferland, F., Dutil, E. Towards a better understanding of playfulness in adults. Occupational Therapy Journal of Research (2005) 25 (1) 9-22..
  • Guitard, P., La sexualité à la suite d’une lésion médullaire, Revue Québécoise d’ergothérapie (2001) 10 (1) 36-45.
  • Guitard, P., L'approche expérientielle et l'ergothérapie: Compatibilité théorique et pratique, Revue Canadienne d'Ergothérapie(1996)  63 (4) 252-259.

Articles Published with Students in the Program

  • Guitard, P., Duguay, E., Lajoie, M., Sirois, N.J. & Thériault, F-A. (2008). Integration of students with physical impairment in canadian university rehabilitation sciences programs. International Journal of Rehabilitation Research. Nov 13. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Tessier, V. & Guitard, P. Favoriser la transition entre l’adolescence et l’âge adulte en ergothérapie. Ergothérapies 2006 22(6) 43-51.

Presentations at Scientific Conferences with Students in the Program

  • Nguyen,C., Pinet, S., Riopel, M., Savage, J., Martini, R., Ju, J., Ledingham, J., Guitard, P., Sveistrup, H. (2008). The Exploration of Playfulness in a Playgroup of Children with Physical Disabilities Poster presentation at the Ontario Association of Children’s Rehabilitation Services (OACRS), Waterloo, ON.
  • Alain, A., Lanteigne, M., West, A., Ju, J., Martini, R., Ledingham, J., Guitard, P., & Sveistrup, H. How do children with physical disabilities develop play skills: An exploratory study. Ontario Association of Children’s Rehabilitation Services (OACRS), Waterloo, ON. (2007) (affiche).
  • Guitard, P. Tremblay, M., Brasset-Latulippe, A., Antoun, T., Versailles, D. Evaluation of a fall prevention program in an acute setting. Congrès de l’Association canadienne des ergothérapeutes. St John’s . (2007)
  • Guitard, P. Tremblay, M., Brasset-Latulippe, A., Antoun, T., Versailles, D. Demystifying program evaluation. Congrès de l’Association canadienne des ergothérapeutes. St John’s . (2007)
  • Guitard, P. Lirette, S. (2005). Overcoming Barriers: Becoming an Occupational Therapist When You Cannot See! Occupational Therapy Now Sept/nov, 23-24.
  • Guitard,P., Allard-Caméus, M., Balmir, M., Pouliot, A., Sveistrup, H. Promoting occupational therapy: A client's perspective. Congrès annuel de l’Association canadienne des ergothérapeutes, Vancouver. (2005) (affiche).
  • Guitard, P., Duguay, E., Lajoie, M., Sirois, N.J., Thériault, F-A. Are rehabilitation specialists practicing what they preach? Congrès annuel de l’Association canadienne des ergothérapeutes, Vancouver. (2005).
  • Guitard, P . , Lirette, S., Enabling occupational therapy as a profession for someone who cannot see. Congrès de l’Association canadienne des ergothérapeutes. St-Jean, N-B. (2002) (affiche).
  • Guitard, P ., Sexuality after spinal cord injury : a role to rediscover. Congrès de l’Association canadienne des ergothérapeutes. Calgary (2001).
  • Daviau, A., Foidart, C., Lirette, S., Guitard, P., La sexualité et l’ergothérapie. Congrès de l’Association canadienne des ergothérapeutes. Calgary (2001).
  • Guitard, P. , Lirette, S., An occupational therapist that cannot see. Can it be? Congrès de la Fédération Mondiale des Ergothérapeutes, Montréal, Canada (1998).

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