PREP Authors

The PREP authors began the research study in 2012 and since that time, have continued to develop and hone the intervention and learning materials.

Dana Anaby BOT, PhD

Dana Anaby

Dr. Dana Anaby is an Associate Professor at the School of Physical and Occupational Therapy at McGill University. She holds a PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences from the University of British Columbia and Post-Doctoral training at CanChild. Her research focuses on participation and well-being of children and youth with physical disabilities, in particular leisure participation. Her studies involve the effect of the environment (physical, social and institutional) on participation, as well as the testing of intervention plans to enhance community engagement. She is also involved in Knowledge Translation activities promoting the notion of participation in the clinical setting. Dana’s ultimate goal is to contribute to the inclusion of children and youth living with disabilities and to promote participation-based practices and communities. You can contact Dana at dana.anaby@mcgill.ca.


Mary Law BSc, MSc, PhD

Mary Law

Dr. Mary Law is Co-Founder of CanChild and Professor Emeritus in the School of Rehabilitation Science at McMaster University. She is an occupational therapist with graduate training in health research methods and health and social planning. Her research in CanChild studies the factors in communities that help or hinder children with disabilities to participate in daily activities. She is also involved in research to evaluate the effectiveness of rehabilitation services for young children with disabilities. Mary works together with families in doing research to ensure that knowledge is used to support their children’s participation.


Rachel Teplicky BSc, MSc

Rachel TeplickyRachel Teplicky is CanChild’s Business and Engagement Officer who works on projects related to child and youth participation, family-centred service and the MPOC Measurement and Analysis Service. She is an occupational therapist and has worked with preschool-aged children with special needs and their families. Rachel has a Master’s degree in Rehabilitation Science. You can contact Rachel at teplicr@mcmaster.ca.


Laura Turner BSc, MSc

Laura TurnerLaura is a Professor and Coordinator in the Health Care Administration and Service Management program at Conestoga College. Laura is an occupational therapist with a Masters in Rehabilitation Science. As an innovative clinician, researcher and educator, Laura collaborates with CanChild on research projects and knowledge translation initiatives.