scottmcleod

Scott McLeod

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Pathway: PILLAR

Biography

As a researcher and educator in the field of developmental pediatrics, my focus is on improving outcomes for children with neurodevelopmental disorders, specifically through enhancing developmental pediatric education and providing culturally-informed care. Active projects include the implementation of early detection guidelines for Cerebral Palsy using assessment methods such as the Hammersmith Infant Neurological Examination and General Movements Assessment. My primary motivation for implementing an early detection program for Cerebral Palsy is to improve not only the physical well-being of children and timeliness of diagnostic information, but also to optimize children’s social and emotional development. Through my work, I am committed to developing communication techniques with parents that are culturally-informed, strengths-based, realistic, and focused on empowering children to reach their full potential. In addition to my work, I am a proud parent of two toddlers aged three and one year old. Being a parent has given me a deep appreciation for the importance of providing supportive and nurturing environments for children. When I am not working, I unwind through playing the piano and enjoy board games with friends and family. Overall, my personal and professional interests are deeply intertwined, as both are focused on promoting the social, emotional, and cognitive development of young children.

Discipline: Medicine

Centre: University of Calgary

Supervisors / Mentors: Dr. Sarah MacEachern

Project Title: Implementation of Early Detection Guidelines for Cerebral Palsy

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