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Karen Steinbach, MA, C. Psych. Assoc.
Program Coordinator
Learning Disabilities Research Program, The Hospital for Sick Children

Ms. Steinbach is Program Coordinator / Clinical Research Project Manager of the LDRP at SickKids, and has been with the Program since 1991.  She has a Masters in Applied Child Psychology and is a registered Psychological Associate with The College of Psychologists of Ontario. She has supervised and trained psychology staff, as well as coordinated and directed all programs offered in elementary-level research classrooms. In addition to her role overseeing multi-site grant-funded research, Ms. Steinbach coordinates the roll-out of the Empower™ Reading program to school boards across Ontario, Canada and internationally and is a teacher trainer and mentor for Empower™ Reading. Ms. Steinbach regularly participates in presentations to parents, educators, and healthcare professionals.


 

Maria De Palma, MA
Systems Coordinator
Learning Disabilities Research Program, The Hospital for Sick Children

Ms. De Palma is Systems Coordinator / Clinical Research Manager of the LDRP at SickKids. She has worked with the program since 1995 establishing  and  directing all  aspects  of  the  work with secondary schools (e.g., recruiting schools and participants, determining appropriate candidates, and ensuring weekly implementation of remedial classes by community-based teachers) for research initiatives and Empower™Reading.  Ms. Steinbach co-ordinates partnerships with school boards for the roll-out of the Empower™ Reading programs. She has unique experience with community implementation, and is highly skilled in supervising psychology staff and teachers in multiple settings. In addition to her role as Systems Coordinator, Ms. De Palma is a trainer and mentor for Empower™ Reading, and participates in presentations by the LDRP to community partners, schools and school boards, and colleagues.

Shannon Mack, MA
Administrative Coordinator to Empower™ Reading
Learning Disabilities Research Program, The Hospital for Sick Children

Phone:       416-813-6328 
Fax:            416-813-6126
E-mail:      empower.reading@sickkids.ca