Dr. Emily Nalder Receives the 2017 Deborah L. Wilkerson Award
This award was established in honor of Deborah Wilkerson, former ACRM president and fellow. Deborah Wilkerson was devoted to improving the quality of rehabilitation and independent living services. She demonstrated commitment to person centered services and served as a powerful advocate for individuals with disabilities. This award is for individuals whose careers reflect an energetic promotion of the spirit of interdisciplinary rehabilitation.
Dr. Nalder’s research examines: assessment approaches that capture how cognition influences participation in daily life, the effectiveness of rehabilitation interventions designed to facilitate involvement in meaningful activities for individuals with cognitive difficulties, and how these services can be delivered using technology. She is also examining what role cognitive abilities play in resiliency, or how individuals utilize personal strengths, and supports in their environment, to adapt during life transitions.
Dr. Nalder will be awarded with the honour during the ACRM Henry B. Betts Awards Gala, on Friday, 27 October 2017 at the Hilton Atlanta in Atlanta, Georgia.