Helene Larin

Helene Larin

Retired Acting Associate Dean, Health Science and Human Perf/Smiddy
Faculty, Movement Analysis Lab

Specialty:Higher Education, Neuro-Pediatric Rehabilitation. Motor Learning & Teaching


1992                University of Toronto, Canada, Ph.D. (Higher Education) 

1989                University of Toronto, Canada, M.Ed.(Higher Education)

1982                University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill,USA, M.S. Physical Therapy (Pediatrics)

1972                Université de Montréal, Canada, B.Sc. Physiotherapy





Larin, H., Benson, G., Wessel, J., Martin, L., Ploeg, J. (2014) Changes in emotional-social intelligence, caring, leadership and moral judgment during health science education programs. Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 14(1), 26-41.  


Larin, H., Dennis. C., Stansfield, S. (2012) Development of robotic mobility for infants: rationale and outcomes. Physiotherapy, 98(3), 230-237. Paper published in Physiotherapy 98 (2012)


Larin HM, Benson G, Martin, L, Wessel J, Williams R. Ploeg J. (2011) Examining Change In Emotional Social Intelligence, Caring And Leadership In Health Professional Students. Journal of Allied Health. 40(2), 96-102..


Larin H.M., Buccieri K.M., Wessel J. (2010). Students’ perspectives on problem-based learning in a transitional Doctorate of Physical Therapy program. Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. 10(3), 128-144.


Larin, H.M., Geddes, E.L., Eva, WK. (2009). Measuring moral judgment in physical therapy students from different cultures: A dilemma. Learning in Health and Social Care, 8(2), 103-113.


Larin, H., Wessell, J, Williams, R. (2009). Emotional-social intelligence of physical therapy students during the initial academic component of their first professional year. The Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice, 7(2).


Wessel, J,  Larin, H, Benson, G, Brown, B, Ploeg, J, Williams, R, Martin, L. (2008). Emotional-social Intelligence in Health Science Students and its Relation to Leadership, Caring and Moral Judgment. The Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice. 6(1).


Larin, H., Bell, P.J., Duncan, C., & Shehin, M.Z. (2007). Bone mineral density of children with physical disabilities in the United Arab Emirates (UAE): A feasibility study. Emirates Medical Journal. 25(1), 39-47.

Larin, H. (2007). Quantifying instructional strategies in pediatric physical therapy with the Motor Teaching Strategies Coding Instrument (MTSCI-1). The Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice. 5(1).

Larin, H. (2006). Motor Learning: Theories and Strategies for the Practitioner. In S.K. Campbell (Sr.Ed.), D. Vander Linden & R. Palisano (Assoc. Eds.), Physical Therapy for Children, chapter 4. Philadelphia, PA: W.B. Saunders Publisher.3rd edition.

Wessel, J. & Larin, H.  (2006). Change in Reflections of Physiotherapy Students over time in Clinical Placements. Learning in Health and Social Care.5(3):119-132.

Wright, M., Tancredi, A., Yundt, B, Larin, H. (2006). Sleep Issues in Children with Physical Disabilities & their Families. Physical & Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics.26(3):55-72.

Finch, E., Geddes. E.L. Larin, H. (2005). Ethically-Based Clinical Decision Making in Physiotherapy: Process and Issues. Physiotherapy Theory and Practice, 21(3):147-162.

Larin H., Wessel, J., Al-Shamlan, A.(2005) Reflections of Physiotherapy Students in the United Arab Emirates during their Clinical Placements: A qualitative study.” BMC Medical Education, 5:3.

Larin, H. (2001). Pediatric Physical Therapy in Southern Estonia: Profile of a Profession In Transition. Pediatric Physical Therapy, 13(2), 62-67.

Geddes, E.L., Finch, E., Larin, H. (1999). Ethical Issues Relevant to Physical Therapy. Hamilton, ON: McMaster University.

Jung, B., Larin, H., Gémus, M. Birnie, S. (1999). A Framework to Facilitate International OT and PT Clinical Placements in a Problem-Based Learning Curricula. Canadian Journal of Rehabilitation, 12(4), 245-250.

Larin, H. (1998). Motor Learning: A Practical Framework for Pediatric Physiotherapy. Physiotherapy Theory and Practice, 14, 33-47.

Larin, H. (1997). International Opportunities: An Expanding Market in Rehabilitation. Editorial. Physiotherapy Canada, 49(1):5-10.