Dr. Ingrid Sladeczek

Associate Professor

Program Director, School/Applied Child Psychology

Ingrid Sladeczek

Research Interests
I am the primary investigator of the National Early Intervention Research Initiative that examines Early Intervention (EI) policy, practice, and services for families and children with developmental delays, with the goal of creating a paradigm shift amongst key stakeholders involved in EI. Furthermore, I am also examining the efficacy of parent and teacher mediated interventions for children with developmental delays or behaviour disorders; the efficacy of parent support groups; and the impact of peer-tutoring for children with behaviour difficulties. My research has been funded by numerous agencies including the Social Sciences Humanities Research Council, the Max Bell Foundation, the Office of Disability Issues and the Canadian Institute for Health Research.
Scholarly/Supervision Interests
Children/youth with behaviour disorders (e.g., selective mutism), Problem-solving consultation for children with developmental delays and behaviour difficulties parent, Teacher mediated interventions, Intervention evaluation, Single-n research methodology
ingrid.sladeczek@mcgill.ca

 

Doctoral Students

Jennifer Bruce

Jennifer Bruce
Program
School/Applied Child Psychology
Awards
2010-2013 - Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, CGS Doctoral Research Fellowship (SSHRC, $35,000/year, Held)
Research Interests
Systemic contributions to bullying in elementary and highschools, quality of life in families of children with disabilities
view CV (pdf)
jennifer.bruce@mail.mcgill.ca

Sara Quirke

Sara Quirke
Program
School/Applied Child Psychology
Awards
2011-2013 - Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Doctoral Fellowship (SSHRC, $20,000/year, Held)
2010-2011 - Autism Research Training Fellowship (CIHR and Sinneave Family Foundation, $17,850, Held)
Research Interests
Autism spectrum disorders, resilience in families with children with developmental disabilities, health and exercise for children with developmental disabilities
view CV (pdf)
sara.quirke@mail.mcgill.ca

Anne Ritzema

Anne Ritzema
Program
School/Applied Child Psychology
Awards
2009-2010 - Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, CGS Masters Fellowship (SSHRC, $17,500/year, Held)
Research Interests
Health and well-being in families of children with developmental disabilities, early intervention for children with developmental disabilities
view CV (pdf)
anne.ritzema@mail.mcgill.ca

 

Masters Students

Mariela Castellanos Prieto

Mariela Castellanos Prieto
Program
Human Development
Research Interests
Research on siblings of children with developmental disabilities and socio-cultural factors affecting child development
view CV (pdf)
mariela.castellanosprieto@mail.mcgill.ca

Sydney Hopkins

Sydney Hopkins
Program
School/Applied Child Psychology
Research Interests
Well-being in families with children with developmental disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, family empowerment, family-centred care and early intervention services for children with developmental disabilities
view CV (pdf)
sydney.hopkins@mail.mcgill.ca

Natalia Manay

Natalia Manay
Program
School/Applied Child Psychology
Awards
2010-2011 - Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship (SSHRC, $17000/year, Held)
Research Interests
Children with autism, Developmental disabilities, Early intervention
view CV (pdf)
natalia.manay-quian@mail.mcgill.ca

 

Volunteers

Laura Fontil

Laura Fontil

Laura Khan

Laura Khan

Melanie Mulligan

Melanie Mulligan

 

Recent Graduates

Lisa Madden, PhD

Lisa Madden
Program
School/Applied Child Psychology
Current Position
Montreal Children's Hospital, Autism Spectrum Disorders Program
Research Interests
Behaviour problems, Autism spectrum disorders, Parenting support, Parental stress and well-being, Program evaluation
lisa.madden@mail.mcgill.ca

Marc Lanovaz, PhD

Marc Lanovaz
Program
Educational Psychology (Special Populations of Learners)
Research Interests
Applied behavior analysis, Functional assessment, Stereotypy, Behavior problems in children and adults with intellectual disabilities and/or autism spectrum disorders, Behavioural measurement
view CV (pdf)
marc.lanovaz@mail.mcgill.ca

Jennifer Saracino, PhD

Jennifer Saracino
Program
School/Applied Child Psychology
Current Position
Psychotherapist, Burlington Ontario
Research Interests
Early intervention (EI), Policy and practice, Autism spectrum disorders, Developmental delays, Family coping, Family-centered care, Early child development, Genetic and longitudinal research in autism spectrum disorders, Epidemiology
view CV (pdf)
jennifer.saracino@mail.mcgill.ca

Mariam Haider, PhD

Mariam Haider
Degree
School/Applied Child Psychology
Current Position
Research Assistant with Dr Jaswant Guzder in Child Psychiatry at SMBD Jewish General Hospital
Research Interests
Culture and psychopathology, Emotional and behavioural problems among children from diverse backgrounds, ADHD in adulthood, Long-term effects of treatment
mariam.haider@mail.mcgill.ca

Anastasia Karagiannakis, PhD

Anastasia Karagiannakis
Degree
Educational Psychology, Special Population of Learners & Applied Developmental Psychology
Current Position
Current Position: Psycho-Educational Consultant at the Learning Associates of Montreal
view CV (pdf)
anastasia.karagiannakis@mail.mcgill.ca

Nancy Miodrag, PhD

Nancy Miodrag
Degree
Educational Psychology (Human Development)
Current Position
Post-doctoral research fellow/visiting research scholar at the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee
Research Interests
Parent stress and coping, Maternal health and hospitalization, Genetic syndromes
nancy.miodrag@vanderbilt.edu

Kelly Walsh, MA

Kelly Walsh
Program
Educational Psychology (School/Applied Child Psychology)
Research Interests
Social skill intervention for children with developmental disabilities
view CV (pdf)
kelly.walsh2@mail.mcgill.ca

Brigitte Weil, MA

Brigitte Weil
Program
Educational Psychology (Human Development)
Research Interests
Metacognition in adolescents and young adults with learning disabilities, Well-being of families of children with disabilities
view CV (pdf)
brigitte.weil@mail.mcgill.ca