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Walter Wittich, Ph.D.
Chercheur régulier
Responsable de site - Centre de réadaptation MAB-Mackay du CIUSSS COIM 
CRIR - Centre de réadaptation MAB-Mackay du CIUSSS COIM
T 514 343-7962
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walter.wittich@umontreal.ca
http://www.opto.umontreal.ca/wittichlab/index.html

Formation

  • B.Sc., psychologie, Université Concordia, 2004
  • M.A., psychologie, Université Concordia, 2006
  • Certificat, formation de recherche transdisciplinaire, University of Toronto, 2007
  • Ph.D., neuroscience, Université McGill, 2010
  • Postdoctorat, audiologie/sciences biomédicales, Université de Montréal, 2012

Position

  • Professeur adjoint, École d'optométrie, Université de Montréal
  • Professeur associé, École de physiothérapie et d'ergothérapie, Université McGill
  • Professeur adjoint associé, Département de psychologie, Université Concordia
  • Chercheur régulier et responsable de site, CRIR - Centre de réadaptation MAB-Mackay du CIUSSS COIM
  • Responsable de l'unité thématique 1, Axe 1

Intérêts de recherche

Déficiences sensorielles; clientèle à vision faible

Publications récentes

Fraser, S., Kenyon, V., Lagacé, M., Wittich,W. & Southall, K. (Sous presse 2016). Stereotypes associated with age-related conditions and assistive device use in Canadian media. The Gerontologist.

Lee, K., Wittich, W., Kehayia, E. & Park, M. (Sous presse 2016). The use of movement-based interventions with children diagnosed with autism for psycholosocial outcomes - A scoping review. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Rassi, S.Z., Saint-Amour, D. & Wittich, W. (Sous presse 2016). Drug-induced deficits in color perception: Implications for vision rehabilitation professionals. Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness.

Wittich, W. & Nadon, C. (Sous presse 2016). The Purdue Pegboard Test: Normative data for older adults with low vision. Disability & Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology.

Wittich, W., Southall, K. & Johnson, A. (Sous presse 2016). Usability of assistive listening devices by older adults with low vision. Disability & Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology.

McGilton, K., Höbler, F., Campos, J., Dupuis, K., Labrèche, T., Guthrie, D.M., Jarry, J., Singh, G. & Wittich, W. (2016). Hearing and vision screening tools for long-term care residents with dementia: Protocol for a scoping review. BMJ Open, 6, e011945.

Wittich, W., Jarry, J., Groulx, G., Southall, K. & Gagné, J.P. (2016). Rehabilitation and research priorities in deafblindness for the next decade. Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 110(4), 219-231.

Boxerman, H., Wittich, W. & Overbury, O. (2015). Charles Bonnet Syndrome in older adults with age-related macular degeneration: Its relationship to depression and mild cognitive impairment. British Journal of Visual Impairment, 33(1) 19-30.

Demers, M., Thomas, A., Wittich, W. & McKinley, P.A. (2015). Implementing a novel dance intervention inrehabilitation: Perceived barriers and facilitators. Disability and Rehabilitation, 37(12), 1066-1072.

Fraser, S.A., Wittich, W., Johnson, A. & Overbury, O. (2015). Critical success factors in awareness ofand choice towards low vision rehabilitation. Ophthalmic & Physiological Optics, 35(1), 81-89.

Murphy, C., Duponsel, N., Huang, X.S., Wittich, W., Koenekoop, R.K., & Overbury, O. (2015). Retinal disorders and sleep disorders: Are they genetically related? Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 109(5), 359-370.

Wittich, W., Jarry, J., Barstow, E., & Thomas, A. (2015). Screening for sensory impairment in older adults: Training and practice of occupational therapists in Québec. Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy, 82(5), 283-293.

Bitton, E. & Wittich, W. (2014). Influence of eye position on the Schirmer tear test. Contact Lens & Anterior Eye, 37(4), 257-261.

Wittich, W., Murphy, C. & Mulrooney, D. (2014). An adapted adult day centre for older adults with sensory impairment. British Journal of Visual Impairment, 32(3), 249-262.

Wittich, W., Wanet-Defalque, M.C. & Overbury, O. (2014). Améliorer le continuum de soins et de services en bassevision : rapprocher l’ophtalmologie, l’optométrie et la réadaptation. Le point en administration des services de santé, 9(4), 13-19.

Wittich, W., Canuto, A. & Overbury, O. (2013). Overcoming barriers to low-vision rehabilitation services: Improving the continuum of care. Canadian Journal of Ophtalmology, 48(6), 463-467.

Wittich, W., Southall, K., Sikora, L., Watanabe, D.H. & Gagné, J.-P. (2013). What's in a name: Dual sensoryimpairment or deafblindness? British Journal of Visual Impairment, 31(3),198-207.

Wittich, W., Watanabe, D.H., Scully, L. & Bergevin, M. (2013). Development and adaptation of anemployment-integration program for people who are visually impaired in Quebec,Canada. Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 107(6), 481-496.

Evers, P., Barber, P., & Wittich, W. (2012). Telephone Accessibility for Dual Sensory Impairment: A Case Study. Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 106(1), 43-46.

Laroche, L., Boulé, J. & Wittich, W. (2012). Reading Speed of Contracted French Braille. Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 106(1), 37-42.

Southall, K. & Wittich, W. (2012). Barriers to low vision rehabilitation: A qualitative approach. Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 106(5),261-274.

Stone, T., Santos, J.B. & Wittich, W. (2012). Mediating and moderating effects on the association between vision loss and depression among older adults. Insight: Research and Practice in Visual Impairment and BlindnessI(1), 30-37.

Wittich, W., Watanabe, D.H. & Gagné, J.-P. (2012).  Dual Sensory Impairment Rehabilitation: A Clientele Profile. Ophthalmic & Physiological Optics, 32, 242–251.

McGraw, C.M., Déry, L. & Wittich, W. (2011). Fall Prevention through the Visual Impairment Detection Program. Insight: Research and Practice in Visual Impairment and Blindness, 4(2), 74-82.

Overbury, O. & Wittich, W. (2011). Barriers to Low Vision Rehabilitation – The Montreal Barriers Study. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, 52(12), 8933-8938.

Westaway, L., Wittich, W. & Overbury, O. (2011). Depression and burden in spouses of individuals with sensory impairment. Insight: Research and Practice in Visual Impairment and Blindness, 4(1), 29-36.

Wittich, W., Faubert, J., Watanabe, D.H., Kapusta, M.A. & Overbury, O. (2011). Spatial judgments in patients with retinitis pigmentosa. Vision Research, 51(1), 165-173.

Wittich, W., Watanabe, D.H., Kapusta, M.A. & Overbury, O. (2011). Subjective perception of visual distortions or scotomas in individuals with retinitis pigmentosa. Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 105(1), 50-55.


Axe de recherche

Axe 1 : Fonctions et activités sensorielles, motrices et cognitives

Thème de recherche

Thème 1 : Mécanismes fonctionnels

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