Eva Kehayia, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, School of Physical and Occupational Therapy, McGill University
Scientific Director, CRIR,
Researcher, CRIR–Jewish Rehabilitation Hospital,CISSS de Laval

Phone: 450 688-9550 (634)

Fax: 450 688-3673

Email: [email protected]


  • B.A., English Language and Literature, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece, 1980
  • M.A., Morphology and Neurolinguistics, McGill University, 1984
  • Ph.D., Morphology and Neurolinguistics, McGill University, 1990
  • Postdoctorate, Psycholinguistics, Ottawa University, 1993

Research interests

Linguistics, neurolinguistics and psycholinguistics; lexical access representation, across different languages, in individuals with acquired and developmental language disorders, in individuals with no neurological conditions and in deaf individuals, users of the LSQ; the study of the impact of language disorders on the individual’s daily life and the use of communication assistive devices in individuals with stroke and severe aphasia.

Research laboratory

Language and Communication Laboratory

Recent publications

Potvin, M.C., Snider, L.M., Prelock, P., Kehayia, E. & Wood-Dauphinee, S. (2013). Children’s assessment of participation and enjoyment/preference for activities of children: Psychometric properties in a population With high-functioning autism. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 67(2), 209-217.

Potvin, M.C., Snider, L. M., Prelock, P., Kehayia, E. & Wood-Dauphinee, S. (2013). Recreational participation of children with high functioning autism. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 43(2), 445-457.

Brodeur, M.B., Kehayia, E., Dion-Lessard, G., Chauret, M., Montreuil, T., Dionne-Dostie, E. & Lepage, M. (2012). The bank of standardized stimuli (BOSS): Comparison between French and English norms. Behavioral Research Methods, 44(4), 961-970.

Potvin, M.C., Snider, L., Prelock, P., Kehayia, E. & Wood-Dauphinee, S. (Sous presse 2012). Recreational Participation of Children with High Functioning Autism. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.

Segalowitz, N. & Kehayia, E. (2011). Editorial / Éditorial. The Canadian Modern Language Review / La revue canadienne des langues vivantes, 67(4), 423-428.

Segalowitz, N. & Kehayia, E. (2011). Exploring the determinants of language barriers in health care (LBHC): Toward a research agenda for the language sciences. The Canadian Modern Language Review / La revue canadienne des langues vivantes, 67(4), 480-507.

Thordardottir, E.T., Kehayia, E., Mazer, B., Lessard, N., Majnemer, A., Sutton, A., et al. (2011). Sensitivity and specificity of French language and processing measures for the identification of primary language impairment at age 5. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 54(2), 580-597.

Thordardottir, E.T., Kehayia, E., Lessard, N., Sutton, A. & Trudeau, N. (2010). Typical performance on tests of language knowledge and language processing of French-speaking 5-year-olds. Canadian Journal of Speech Language Pathology and Audiology, 34(1), 5-16.

Mondini, S., Kehayia, E., Gillon, B., Arcara, G. & Jarema, G. (2009). Lexical access of mass and count nouns: How word recognition reaction times correlate with lexical and morpho-syntactic processing. The Mental Lexicon, 4(3), 354-379.

Webster, R., Erdos, C., Evans, K., Majnemer, A., Saigal, G., Kehayia, E., et al. (2008). Neurological and magnetic resonance imaging findings in children with developmental language impairment. Journal of Child Neurology, 23(8), 870-877.

Kehayia, E., Wehrens, F., Azevedo, N., Schwartz, G., Bastiaanse, R. & Nair, V. (2007). Accessing compounds in Alzheimer’s disease. Canadian Journal of Geriatrics, 10(3), 112.

Manouilidou, C., Kehayia, E. & Schneiderman, E. (2007). Computation of thematic information in accessing deverbal adjectives. Cahiers linguistiques d’Ottawa (CLO) / Ottawa Papers in Linguistics (OPL), 35, 83-106.

Korner-Bitensky, N., Kehayia, E., Tremblay, N., Mazer, B., Singer, F. & Tarasuk, J. (2006). Eliciting information on differential sensation of heat in those with and without aphasia poststroke aphasia using a visual analogue scale. Stroke, 37(2), 471-475.

Mazer, B., Feldman, D.E., Majnemer, A., Gosselin, J. & Kehayia, E. (2006). Rehabilitation services for children: Therapists’ perceptions. Pediatric Rehabilitation, 9(4), 340-350.

Webster, R.I., Erdos, C., Evans, K., Majnemer, A., Kehayia, E., Thordardottir, E., et al. (2006). The clinical spectrum of developmental language impairment in school-aged children: Language, cognitive, and motor findings. Pediatrics, 118(5), e1541-e1549.

Research orientation

Axis 1 : Sensory, Motor and Cognitive Functions and Activities

Research topic

Theme 1 : The person, their entourage and the community

Theme 1 : Functional Mechanisms

Research Site

CRIR – Jewish Rehabilitation Hospital of the CISSS de Laval

University Affiliation