Karen’s teaching is focused on the pediatric content throughout the MPT Program; specifically, pediatric neurology, pathology and participation and the normal development lab (PHTH 544, PHTH 531, PHTH 564, PHTH 517). She is the pediatric stream coordinator for the MPT Program.
Within her role as Associate Head, Clinical Education, Karen also teaches pre- and post-placement sessions for the MPT Students within PHTH 534, 554, 574 and the Clinical Educator Workshops to help support Clinical Educators.
Member of numerous committees within the Department of Physical Therapy and Faculty of Medicine, including:
• Admissions Committee
• Awards Committee
• Curriculum Committee
• Program Committee
• Department Council
• Executive Committee
• Practice Education Committee
• Clinician Advisors of Clinical Education
• Provincial Advisors of Clinical Education
• National Association of Clinical Educators in Physical Therapy Committee
The majority of Karen’s time is dedicated to facilitating the Clinical Education component of the MPT Program and teaching within the Program. Karen has worked as a Research Assistant and Treating and Assessing Physical Therapist on several Clinical Research Studies related to children with Cerebral Palsy. Her MSc work examined identifying factors associated with the development of motor acquisition in young children with Cerebral Palsy.
Schiariti, V., Tatla, S., Sauve, K., & O’Donnell, M. (2017). Toolbox of multiple-item measures aligning with the ICF Core Sets for children and youth with Cerebral Palsy. Eur J Paediatr Neurol, 21(2): 252-263.
Schiariti V, Mâsse LC, Cieza A, Klassen AF, Sauve K, Armstrong R, O’Donnell M. (2014). Toward the development of the International Classification of Functioning core sets for children with cerebral palsy: A global expert survey. J Child Neurol, 29(5):582-91.
Schiariti V, Mâsse LC, Cieza A, Klassen AF, Sauve K, Armstrong R, O’Donnell M. (2014). Comparing contents of outcome measures in cerebral palsy using the International Classification of Functioning (ICF-CY): A systematic review. European Journal of Paediatric Neurology,18(1):1-12.
Schiariti V, Mâsse LC, Cieza A, Klassen AF, Sauve K, Armstrong R, O’Donnell M. (2014). “He does not see himself as being different”: a qualitative analysis of children and caregivers reports on relevant areas of functioning in cerebral palsy using the International Classification of Functioning. DMCN, 56(9); 853-861.
Tatla SK, Sauve K, Virji-Babul N, Holsti L, Butler C, Van Der Loos HF. (2014). Evidence of outcomes of motivational rehabilitation for children and adolescents with acquired brain injury: An American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine systematic review. Brain Injury, 28(8); 1022-1035.
Tatla SK, Sauve K, Virji-Babul N, Holsti L, Butler C, Van Der Loos HF. (2013). Evidence of outcomes of motivational rehabilitation for children and adolescents with cerebral palsy: An American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine systematic review. DMCN, 55(7): 593-601.
Sauve, K. & Bartlett, D. (2010). Dynamic systems theory: A framework for exploring readiness to change in children with cerebral palsy. From, http://canchild.ca/en/canchildresources/dynamic_systems_theory.asp
Sauve, K. (2010). Pain in Children with Cerebral Palsy: Evidence for Practice. From, http://www.childdevelopment.ca/Libraries/Evidence_for_Practice/Pain_in_CP_-_E4P_-_2010_2.sflb.ashx