RESEARCH

Bernadette has had an active interest paediatric research, as she finds research helps inform her practice. A sampling of her research involvement is listed below. In these studies, Bernadette’s role usually included consultation to the principal investigator(s) on psychometric tools as well as assessment of the children involved in the study.

2008 - current: Do children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder have atypical short-term memory processes?

2006 - 2008: Fatty Acid Ethyl Esters in Meconium and Child Motor Delay at 2 Years of Age

2005 – 2008: Assessment of Consequences of Maternal Severe Hypoglycaemia During Pregnancy in Women with Type 1 Diabetes on Offspring's Neuropsychological Functioning

2005: Developmental Outcome of Children who had Choroid Plexus Cysts Detected Antenatally

2004: Alberta Project Coordinator for the Autism Spectrum Disorders - Canadian-American Research Consortium (ASD-CARC). A National Epidemologic Database for the Study of Autism in Canada (NEDSAC): Refining Approaches for Prevalence and Incidence Determinations

2003 - 2005: Detection of Motor, Visual-Motor and Perceptual Problems in Extremely Low Birth Weight Infants at Age 5

2003 – 2004: Assessment of the Influence of Family History and Genetics on Reading Remediation in Children with Dyslexia: Psychometric Indices

1999 - 2003: The Development of Neurobehavioural and Social Abilities in Children with Autism