CAOT-Qc Outstanding Occupational Therapist of the Year award
The Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists – Quebec will recognize members living in Quebec who have made an outstanding contribution to the profession throughout his or her career. Only one (1) award will be granted each year. Nominations for this award will be considered annually but the award will be made only when recognition is merited in accordance with stated criteria. Nominators whose nomination is unsuccessful in a particular year may allow the nomination to stand for a maximum of three successive years.
Through her sustained commitment to and expertise in the field of pediatric, school-based occupational therapy, Noemi has had a notable influence to the profession. She is a strong advocate for a coaching approach for teachers to enable them to detect delays in motor skills acquisition in their students, allowing for early occupational therapy intervention. In her role as Professor at the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (UQTR) she has supervised 33 projects related to pediatrics and co-authored several articles in peer-reviewed journals. She has also contributed a chapter to an occupational therapy textbook that is used by international students. Noemi has been the Francophone editor for the Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy and past Chair of the Scientific Committee of the CAOT Conference.