Dr. Sara King (Mount Saint Vincent University)
Assistant Professor, School Psychology, Faculty of Education
School of Psychology Program Coordinator
Dr. Sara King is an Assistant Professor and the Program Coordinator in the School Psychology program in the Faculty of Education at Mount Saint Vincent University. She is a Registered Psychologist and an associate member of the Centre for Pediatric Pain Research. Her research interests include investigating social function in children with disorderly behavior disorders and chronic illness/pain, looking at ADHD and aggressive behaviors, and lastly, examining the effects of evaluation and intervention on intricate learning in addition to behavioral disorders.
About the Conference Presentation:
“The focus of this presentation will be on some of the work I have been conducting along with collaborators and students over the past several years. In particular, I will focus on accurate assessment of social functioning and evidence-based social skills interventions for youth with chronic physical conditions and chronic pain, barriers to success at school and initiatives to educate school personnel about youth with chronic physical conditions and chronic pain, and new research bringing together academics, clinicians, and school personnel to synthesize knowledge, identify useful assessment tools, and engage in effective knowledge translation to ensure that youth with chronic physical conditions are as successful as possible in the related areas of social and school functioning.”
Dr. Patricia E. Longmuir (University of Ottawa)
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine
Research Scientist, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute
Registered Kinesiologist, Certified Exercise Physiologist
Dr. Patricia Longmuir is a Research Assistant at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) Research Institute, as well as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Ottawa. She is a researcher in the Healthy Active Living and Obesity Research Group (HALO), and is directing the “Healthier CHEO Kids” research program. The main goal of this research program seeks to prevent and treat disease and disability in children through physical activity participation and engagement.