Emily Nalder

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Assistant Professor
Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy



Everyone will experience changes in cognitive abilities at some point in their life time, either as a part of normal aging, or as a result of a health condition (e.g., traumatic brain injury). Emily’s research examines: assessment approaches that capture how cognition influences participation in daily life; the effectiveness of rehabilitation interventions designed to facilitate involvement in meaningful activities for individuals with cognitive difficulties, and how these services can be delivered using technology. Emily is also examining what role cognitive abilities play in resiliency, or how individuals utilize personal strengths, and supports in their environment, to adapt during life transitions.
Cross Appointments

Rehabilitation Sciences Institute

School of Graduate Studies

Associate Member

Research Keywords

Community integration outcomes; Transitions and the life course; Psychosocial adjustment following acquired brain injury, Ecologically valid assessment; Participation; Cognitive rehabilitation; Telerehabilitation; Resiliency