Karen Hall has been working as an Occupational Therapist since 2002, providing rehabilitative and assistive technology solutions. She is an authorizer for seating and mobility and communication devices through the Assistive Devices Program.
She regularly teaches and mentors students from the University of Toronto and Humber College and has presented at numerous conferences.
Karen is originally from Newfoundland and loves being by the water.
Karen Hall’s Publications
- Ezerzer, F. Hall, K., Moore, M., Dharas, T., Gawel, M., Zinman, L. Telepractice: Improving Access to Interdisciplinary Care for People with ALS, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, 2007 (Supp 1); 8:104. Dec, 2007.
- Reviewer an Contributor. A Manual for People Living with ALSALS Society of Canada; Seventh Edition. 2012.
- Gryfe,P. , Hall, K., Ezerzer, F., Moore,M., Gawel, M., Zinman,L. Assistive Technology for ALS Translating Evidence into Practice, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, 2007 (Supp 1); 8:19-21
- Hall, K., Partnoy, J., Tenebaum, S., & Dawson, D. Power Mobility Driving Training for Seniors: How Much is Enough?Assistive Technology, Volume 17.1, 47-56
Karen Hall’s Research Grants
2018 – COTF RESEARCH GRANT RECIPIENT – $15K
Broda Research Grant ($15,000), Implementation of the ATC Tilt Protocol to Reduce Pressure Injuries in Long Term Care
2016 – Clinical Study Co-Investigator
Open-label, Comparative, Randomized, Cross-over, Safety and Efficacy Study of the Keeogo Powered Dermoskeleton as an Ambulation Aid in Individuals with Walking Disabilities
Karen Hall’s Presentations
March 2018 Assistive Technologies and Strategies for Daily Living. Parkinson’ Canada Live Stream Event, Toronto Botanical Gardens, ON
October 2017 Assembling Your Wellness Team. Davis Phinney Foundation for Parkinson’s: Victory Summit Toronto, ON
November 2016 Power wheelchairs and AAC: Integrating Access. Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care AAC Provincial Rounds, Toronto, ON
June 2013 Parkinson’s: It Takes a TEAM. Parkinson’s Society Canada, Toronto, ON
October 2012 Eye Gaze: A Future Option. Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care AAC Provincial Rounds, Toronto, ON
March 2011 Occupational Therapy: Managing Physical and Functional Changes. Virtual Symposium on ALS ManagementALS Ontario Virtual Symposium, Toronto, ON
September 2009 Eye Gaze Technology: What We Have Learned. Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Augmentative and Alternative Clinics Eye Gaze Day, Toronto, ON
June 2008 One Stop Shop Services. 9th Annual ALS Conference, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, ON
December 2007 Meeting the Challenges of ALS: A One-Stop Shop. 18th International Symposium on ALS/MND, Toronto, ON
February 2007 Prescribing Power Wheelchairs and Options. Invacare Seating and Mobility Rounds, Toronto, ON
January 2006 Telepractice: Improving Access to Interdisciplinary Care for People with ALS. The ALS Association Clinical Conference, Newport Beach, California
November 2006 Power Up! Fostering Independence Through Power Mobility and Power Positioning. Health Care Innovations Conference and Trade Show, Toronto, ON
June 2006 Assistive Technologies. 8th Annual ALS Conference, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, ON
April 2006 Dysphagia and Long Term Care Project, Toronto West Regional Stroke Network, Toronto, ON