Opening doors to meaningful life participation

Beata Batorowicz

Beata Batorowicz

PhD, OT Reg. (Ont.)
School of Rehabilitation Therapy, Faculty of Health Sciences, Queen’s University, Canada

Beata Batorowicz, is an occupational therapist and tenure-track Assistant Professor at Queen's University in Canada. She has 23 years of clinical and research experience in the field of childhood disability, assistive technology and augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). Her research concerns enabling and enriching participation of children and young people with disabilities, especially those who rely on AAC and has a particular focus on environment-based approaches and technology.

Dr Batorowicz graduated as an occupational therapist from Western University (1995), completed MSc in Rehabilitation Science at Western (2004) and PhD at McMaster University, CanChild (2015), for which she received a prestigious Vanier Canada Scholarship with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.

Dr Batorowicz is currently a Fellow of the AMS Phoenix, Chair of the Research Committee of the International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication and an associate editor of the AAC journal. She has over 50 publications in peer-reviewed journals and conferences and has been an invited lecturer and keynote speaker in many countries, including Poland, Canada, Brazil, Russia and UK.

Keynote lecture presented at the 32th EACD Annual Meeting in Poznan, November 25, 2020