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Tammy Anne Craig

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Rehabilitation Sciences
(University of Toronto)
(416) 946-8573




Tammy holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Trent University. After completing her undergraduate studies, she was employed for three years with the Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy at the University of Toronto, where she was able to actively participate in several areas of research.

Currently, Tammy is a Masters candidate in Graduate Rehabilitation Science at the University of Toronto. Her thesis research is on the usability of a large multi-touch enabled interface with children with Cerebral Palsy (CP). She plans to employ user‑centered design methods specifically designed for children to evaluate the usability of a Multi-touch Interactive Surface Technology (MIST) interface. The primary objective of her project is to provide valuable knowledge to Occupational therapists and other health care professionals about the differential usability costs and benefits of using an interactive surface technology with children with CP.


Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Boger, J., Craig, T. and Mihailidis, A. (in review). The impact of familiarity on faucet usability for older adults with dementia. Alzheimer's & Dementia.

Hoey, J., Von Bertoldi, A., Craig, T., Poupart, P., & Mihailidis, A. (2009). Automated Handwashing Assistance For Persons With Dementia Using Video and A Partially Observable Markov Decision Process. Computer Vision and Image Understanding (CVIU) - Special Issue on Computer Vision Systems, 114(5).       doi: 10.1016/j.cviu.2009.06.008

Mihailidis, A., Boger, J., Craig, T. and Hoey, J. (2008). The COACH Prompting System to Assist Older Adults with Dementia Through Handwashing: An Efficacy Study. BMC Geriatrics, 8(28). doi:10.1186/1471-2318-8-28.

Boger, J., Fenton, K., Craig, T. and Mihailidis, A. (2010). Using Actors to Develop Technologies for Older Adults with Dementia: A pilot study. Gerontechnology, 9(4). doi:10.4017/gt.2010.

International Peer-Reviewed Conference Proceedings

Cameron, D., Craig, T. (2009, November 5). Cognitive Orientation to Occupational Performance (CO-OP): A New Approach To Assessment and Treatment of an Old Problem. Paper presented at the Biennial Scientific Conference of the Association of Caribbean Occupational Therapists, Jamaica.

Peer-Reviewed Poster Presentations

Bereskin, B. and Craig, T. (2009, December 13). Communication Circles; A Cost Effective Model of On-going Speech Therapy for Individuals with Parkinson’s Disease. Poster presentation at the World Congress on Parkinson’s Disease and Related Disorders, Miami, FL.

Mihailidis, A., Boger, J., Fenton, K., Craig, T. and Li, Z. (2008). The Impact of Familiarity on the Usability of Everyday Products For Older Adults with Alzheimer’s disease. 11th International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders  (ICAD), Chicago, IL.

Mihailidis, A., Craig, T., Giesbrecht, D. (2008, April 22). The COACH; An Intelligent Home Prompting System. Toronto Central CCAC Home Healthcare Expo, Toronto, ON.