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Benjamin Pandev-Girard, MOT, Occupational Therapist


Benjamin is an occupational therapist (OT) from the province of Quebec, and a guest lecturer and mentor at the Université de Sherbrooke. He has a particular interest in the impact of stress and trauma on the development and regulation of emotions, occupational performance and sensory processing. A field worker, Benjamin has consulted with First Nations Communities, schools, daycares and youth protection agencies to develop trauma-informed environments and interventions to decrease seclusion and restraints. In 2020, Benjamin met Dr. Ruth Lanius following a trauma conference. Since then, Benjamin is collaborating on research projects which investigate the impact of trauma on the body and its movements, coordination and balance, and how movement can help with the healing process.
 

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Benjamin Pandev-Girard is the co-founder of Smoode. He has employment relationships with Université de Sherbrooke, Physio Multiservices Pédiatrie, Aménagement intégratif, and Easi. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Benjamin Pandev-Girard has no relevant non-financial relationships.