Gail Teachman, PhD

Dr Gail Teachman is an assistant professor at School of Occupational Therapy, Western Univertsity, Canada. Her research examines the broader social dimensions and relations that mediate health and well-being for disabled children and their families. This transdisciplinary work draws on critical disability studies, rehabilitation sciences, childhood ethics, and social studies of childhood along with her in-depth background as an occupational therapist. Her program of research includes a particular focus on eliciting the views of children and youth, particularly those who have been systematically excluded from research. To achieve these aims, she has developed and published award-winning, innovative qualitative methods for doing research in collaboration with disabled children and youth, including those who communicate in ways other than speech.