Nancy Pollock

Nancy Pollock

Phone: (905) 525-9140 ext: 27812
Fax: (905) 524-0069
Office: Rm.418, IAHS


Nancy is an Associate Clinical Professor in the School of Rehabilitation Science and a Scientist with CanChild Centre for Childhood Disability Research. She is a part-time faculty member and also maintains a clinical practice. Nancy received her B.Sc. in Occupational Therapy from Queen's University and her M.Sc. in Rehabilitation Science from McGill University. She has spent much of her clinical practice working with children with developmental challenges, most often in community settings such as schools, homes and preschools. Nancy is the chair of Term 4, Complexities of Practice I: Children and Adults in the OT program and a coordinator of the Professional Reasoning and Skills course. She also tutors small groups in other terms in the OT program. Nancy has continued to work with children and their families throughout her career. She is currently a partner in a private practice, REACH Therapy Services. Nancy really enjoys the opportunity to integrate her teaching and research with clinical practice.

Research Expertise

Keywords: school-based OT practice, service delivery models, collaborative goal setting

Nancy’s research interests include: evaluation of interventions and service delivery models, goal setting with children, school-based occupational therapy practice.

Graduate Students

Nancy Pollock is not taking graduate students at this time.

Recent Publications

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Book Chapters

Dancza K, Missiuna C, Pollock N. Occupation‐centred practice: when the classroom is your client. In: Rodger S, Kennedy-Behr A, editors. Occupation-centred Practice with Children: A Practical Guide for Occupational Therapists. 2nd ed. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2017. p. 257-88.

Rivard L, Pollock N, Siemon J, Missiuna, C. Developmental coordination disorder. In: Palisano RJ, Orlin MN & Schreiber J, editors. Campbell’s Physical Therapy for Children. 5th ed. St. Louis, MO: Elsevier; 2017. p. 398-422.

McColl MA & Pollock N. Measuring occupational performance using a client-centered perspective. In: Law M, Baum C & Dunn W, editors. Measuring Occupational Performance: Supporting Best Practice in Occupational Therapy. 3rd ed. Thorofare, NJ: Slack Inc; 2017. p. 83-94.

Missiuna C, Pollock N, & Siemon J. (2015). “I think I can!” Giving children a voice with the Perceived Efficiency and Goal Setting system. In Poulsen AA, Ziviani J, & Cuskelly M. (Eds.). Goal setting and motivation in Therapy: Engaging children and parents (pp.172-181). London, UK: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Law M, & Pollock N. (2015). Canadian Occupational Performance Measure. In Poulsen AA, Ziviani J, & Cuskelly M. (Eds.).Goal Setting and Motivation in Therapy: Engaging children and parents (pp.144-152.) London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Missiuna C, Polatajko H, & Pollock NA. (2015). Strategic management of children with developmental coordination disorder. In J. Cairney (Ed.), Developmental coordination disorder and its consequences (pp.215-252). Toronto, ON: University of Toronto Press.

Journal Articles

Pollock N, Dix L, Sahagian Whalen S, Campbell W & Missiuna C. Supporting occupational therapists implementing a capacity-building model in schools. Can J Occup Ther. 2017; doi: 0.1177/0008417417709483. [epub ahead of print].

Missiuna C, Pollock N, Campbell W, DeCola C, Hecimovich C, Sahagian Whalen S, et al. Using an innovative model of service delivery to identify children who are struggling in school. Br J Occup Ther. 2017;80(3):145-54.

Lim CY, Law M, Khetani M, Pollock N, Rosenbaum P. Establishing the cultural equivalence of the Young Children's Participation and Environment Measure (YC-PEM) for use in Singapore. Phys Occup Ther Pediatr. 2016; 36(4):422-39.

Campbell W, Kennedy J, Pollock N, Missiuna C. Screening children through response to intervention and dynamic performance analysis: the example of Partnering for Change. Invited. Curr Dev Disord Rep. 2016;3:200-5.

Lim CY, Law M, Khetani M, Pollock N, Rosenbaum P. Participation in out-of-home environments for young children with and without developmental disabilities. OTJR. 2016;36(3):112-25.

Missiuna C, Pollock N, Campbell W, Dix L, Sahagian Whalen S, & Stewart D. (2015). Partnering for Change: Embedding universal design into school-based occupational therapy. OT Now, 17(3), 13-15.

Camden C, Rivard L, Pollock N, & Missiuna C. (2015). Knowledge to practice in developmental coordination disorder: impact of an evidence-based online module on physical therapists’ self-reported knowledge, skills, and practice. Phys Occup Ther Pediatr, 35(2):195-210.

Rivard L, Camden C, Pollock NA, & Missiuna C. (2015). Knowledge to practice in developmental coordination disorder: Utility of an evidence-based online module for physical therapists. Phys Occup Ther Pediatr, 35(2), 178-194.

General Information

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School of Rehabilitation Sciences
Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University
Institute of Applied Health Sciences,
Room 403, 1400 Main St. W. Hamilton, ON L8S 1C7


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