Sharon Friefeld

S Friefeld's PortraitAssistant Professor
Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
On leave


My funded research is with the Child Stroke Outcome Project at the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto. I lead the component of the study that conducts descriptive and exploratory studies on occupational performance and quality of life and its predictors in child survivors of stroke and their families. Recent research examines effectiveness of intervention on functional and occupational outcomes for children with chronic hemiparesis as a result of ischemic stroke. These include a student led project on Cognitive Orientation to daily Occupational Performance (CO-OP) and a multidisciplinary pilot study on the effectiveness of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) on functional hand skills.

School of Graduate Studies

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Research Interests

Paediatric occupational performance, quality of life and its predictors, and occupational performance needs of children; Quality of life outcome measure development and validation; exploratory studies on brain behaviour correlates following ischemic stroke in children.