Lesley Pritchard, PhD

Associate Professor, Faculty of Rehabilitation - Physical Therapy

Contact

Associate Professor, Faculty of Rehabilitation - Physical Therapy
Email
lesley.wiart@ualberta.ca
Phone
(780) 492-2971
Address
3-60 Corbett (E.A.) Hall
8205 - 114 St NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2G4

Overview

About

Credentials

  • PhD - University of Alberta - 2008
  • MScPT - University of Alberta - 2002
  • BScPT - University of Alberta - 1996



Research

Professional Interests

  • Participation of children with motor disabilities in their schools and communities
  • Families perspectives on rehabilitation service delivery - implications for service delivery and policy
  • Effectiveness of rehabilitation interventions for children with cerebral palsy
  • Pediatric rehabilitation service delivery

Current Research

  • Evaluation of the effectiveness of robotic gait training and gait-focused physical therapy programs for children and youth with cerebral palsy
  • Evaluation of a child-focussed approach to rehabilitation goal setting (The ENGAGE study)

Teaching

Lesley teaches Pther 563 Gross Motor Development and Pediatric Physical Therapy 

Courses

PTHER 563 - Gross Motor Development and Pediatric Physical Therapy

Introduction to theories of motor development and a systematic observational approach to the assessment of gross motor skills in infancy and childhood. Introduction to issues in pediatric physical therapy, assessment and intervention approaches, appropriate outcome measures, service delivery models, and important research findings. Corequisite: PTHER 546 and 567. Prerequisites: PTHER 544.

Fall Term 2020

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Publications

Goal Setting in pediatric rehabilitation for children with motor disabilities: A scoping review.
Author(s): Pritchard-Wiart, L. Phelan, S.K.
Publication Date: 2018
Publication: Clinical Rehabilitation
Volume: 13
Issue: 1
Page Numbers: p.954-966
External Link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29473440
A Review of Theories Relevant to Goal Setting in Paediatric Rehabilitation
Author(s): Pritchard-Wiart, Thompson-Hodgetts, S., McKillop, A.
Publication: Clinical Rehabilitation
External Link: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0269215519846220
Community-based physical activity and sports for children and adolescent wheelchair users: A scoping review.
Author(s): Bragg, E. Pritchard-Wiart, L.
Publication: Physical & Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics.

Evaluation of the effectiveness of robotic gait training and gait-focused physical therapy programs for children and youth with cerebral palsy: a mixed methods RCT.
Author(s): Wiart, L., Rosychuk, R.J., Wright.V.
Publication: BMC Neurology
Volume: 16
Issue: 86
External Link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4890515/
Sleep: An underemphasized aspect of health and development in neurorehabilitation.
Author(s): Verschuren, O., Gorter, J.W., Pritchard-Wiart, L.
Publication: Early Human Development
Volume: 113
Page Numbers: p.120-128

The Young Movers Project: A Case Series Describing Modified Toy Car Use as an Early Movement Option for Young Children With Mobility Limitations.
Author(s): Pritchard-Wiart, L., Bragg, E., Hodgetts, S.
Publication: Clinical Rehabilitation
External Link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31144554