Sobre Isabelle Beaudry

Isabelle Beaudry Bellefeuille (Ottawa, 1968) received her Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy from McGill University (Montreal, Canada) in 1991. Early on in her career she specialized in pediatrics and sensory integration and has been involved for over 30 years in developing these areas of Occupational Therapy in Spain, her country of adoption. She has completed an Advanced Practice Certificate in Neuroscience at Thomas Jefferson University under the direction of Dr. Roseann Schaaf and a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy at Virginia Commonwealth University under the direction of Dr. Shelly Lane. She obtained her PhD at the University of Newcastle (Australia), also under the direction of Dr. Shelly Lane. Her research is focused on examining the toileting habits of young children from a sensory perspective.

She has published four books and numerous articles about sensory integration theory and its application in Occupational Therapy and daily life activities. She has taught extensively in many Spanish universities and a variety of continuing education programs for occupational therapists and other health professionals in Spain and internationally. In 2005 she founded the Asociación Española de Integración Sensorial (Spanish Association of Sensory Integration). In 2014 she helped develop and implement the first school-based Occupational Therapy program in Spain; a program that is now being expanded to other schools. She has been actively involved in promoting sensory integration in Europe along with other European SI leaders. She is owner and director of Clínica de Terapia Ocupacional Pediatrica Beaudry-Bellefeuille, a pediatric Occupational Therapy clinic located in Oviedo, Spain.

Training

Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy: McGill University (Montreal, Canada), 1991.

Basic Training Program in Sensory Integration: Directed by Marie-Josée Tessier and sponsored by Centre Montérégien de Réadaptation (Granby, Canada), 1999-2000.

Certificate in Sensory Integration: University of Southern California in collaboration with Western Psychological Services, 2004-2009.

Advanced Practice Certificate in Neuroscience: Thomas Jefferson University (Philadelphia, USA), 2012.

Master of Science in Occupational Therapy: Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond, USA), 2014.

Certificate in Ayres Sensory Integration: Collaborative for Leadership in Ayres Sensory Integration (Tenerife/Madrid, Spain), 2018.

PhD in Occupational Therapy: University of Newcastle (Australia), 2019.

Clinical Experience

Asociación Nora (Pola de Siero, Spain): Occupational therapist, program for children with Down syndrome and cerebral palsy, 1991-1994.

Centre Montérégien de Réadaptation (Granby, Canada): Public early intervention program for children with developmental delays, 1994-1999.

Asociación Nora (Pola de Siero, Spain): Occupational therapist and coordinator of the multidiscilplinary therapy program for children with Down syndrome and cerebral palsy, 2000-2004.

Clínica de Terapia Ocupacional Pediátrica Beaudry-Bellefeuille (Oviedo, Spain): Occupational therapist, owner and director of a private occupational therapy clinic, 2004-present.

Leadership

President of the Asociación Profesional de Terapeutas Ocupacionales del Principado de Asturias (Professional Occupational Therapists Association of the Principality of Asturias), 2004-2007.

Founder and president of the Asociación Española de Integración Sensorial (Spanish Sensory Integration Association), 2005-2009.

Vice-president and founding member of the International Council for Education in Ayres Sensory Integration (ICEASI), 2018-2021.

Conferences

Beaudry Bellefeuille, I. (2015, October). La Terapia Ocupacional basada en el enfoque de la integración sensorial en el entorno educativo. Paper presented at the Congreso Latino Americano de Terapia Ocupacional, San José, Costa Rica.

Beaudry Bellefeuille, I. (2015, October). La Terapia Ocupacional basada en el enfoque de la Integración sensorial en el tratamiento del proceso de alimentación. Paper presented at the Congreso Latino Americano de Terapia Ocupacional, San José, Costa Rica.

Beaudry Bellefeuille, I. (2015, October). La Terapia Ocupacional basada en el enfoque de la Integración sensorial y los problemas de defecación. Paper presented at the Congreso Latino Americano de Terapia Ocupacional, San José, Costa Rica.

Beaudry Bellefeuille, I. & Lane, S.J. (2015, September). Cultural adaptation for Spain of the Spanish version of the Short Sensory Profile Using Cognitive Interviews. Paper and poster presented at the European Sensory Integration Congress, Birmingham, UK.

Beaudry Bellefeuille, I. & Lane, S.J. (2015, September). Toileting Habit Profile Questionnaire: Screening for sensory-based toileting difficulties in young children with constipation and retentive faecal incontinence. Paper presented at the European Sensory Integration Congress, Birmingham, UK.

Beaudry Bellefeuille, I. & Lane, S.J. (2015, April). Examining the Sensory Characteristics of Preschool Children with Retentive Fecal Incontinence. Poster presented at the annual conference of the American Occupational Therapy Association, Nashville, TN.

Beaudry Bellefeuille, I. & Lane, S.J. (2014, June). Examining the Sensory Characteristics of Preschool Children with Retentive Fecal Incontinence. Paper presented at the European Sensory Integration Congress, Naantali, Finland.

Beaudry Bellefeuille, I. & Schaaf, R. C. (2014, June). Occupational Therapy based on
Ayres Sensory Integration (ASI®) in the Treatment of Retentive Fecal Incontinence. Paper presented at the European Sensory Integration Congress, Naantali, Finland.

Schaaf, R. C., Beaudry Bellefeuille, I., & Hunt, J. (2014, April). Measuring Outcomes of Occupational Therapy Interventions for Children with Sensory Integration Difficulties. Paper presented at the annual conference of the American Occupational Therapy Association, Baltimore, MD.

Publications

Beaudry-Bellefeuille, I., Pomoni, M., Welch, A., Moriyón-Iglesias, T., Suárez-González, M. and Ramos-Polo, E. (2021), “Multidisciplinary approach to assessment and intervention of feeding problems in children with autism spectrum disorders: a clinical perspective”, Irish Journal of Occupational Therapy, Vol. 49 No. 2, pp. 77-83. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJOT-12-2020-0019

Gándara-Gafo, B., Beaudry-Bellefeuille, I., Mailloux, Z., Moriyón, T., Parham, L. D., Riego, S. S. D., … & Schaaf, R. C. (2021). Cultural adaptation of the Evaluation in Ayres Sensory Integration®(EASI) for Spanish-speaking populations. The American Journal of Occupational Therapy75(5). doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2021.044693

Gándara-Gafo, B., Moriyón-Iglesias, T. and Beaudry-Bellefeuille, I. (2021). Occupational therapy assessment and intervention of a 22 month old girl with feeding refusal, Journal of Behavioral Health, 10(1), pp 1 – 3. http://www.jbehavioralhealth.com/articles/Occupational%20Therapy%20Assessment%20and%20Intervention%20of%20a%2022%20Month%20Old%20Girl%20with%20Feeding%20Refusal

Beaudry-Bellefeuille, I. & Moriyón-Iglesias, T. (2019). Challenges in Sensory Integration and Processing in the Child with Wolf-Hirschhorn Syndrome. Neurological Disorders & Epilepsy Journal, 9(2),120. https://scientificliterature.org/Neurologicaldisorders/Neurologicaldisorders-19-120.pdf

Beaudry-Bellefeuille, I., Booth, D., Lane, S. J. (2017). Defecation-specific behavior in children with functional defecation issues: A systematic review. Permanente Journal, 21(4). doi:10.7812/TPP/17-047

Beaudry-Bellefeuille, I., Lane, S. J., & Lane, A. (2019). Sensory integration concerns in children with functional defecation disorders: A scoping review. American Journal of Occupational Therapy

Beaudry-Bellefeuille, I., Bundy, A., Lane, A., Ramos-Polo, E. & Lane, S. J. (2018). The Toileting Habit Profile Questionnaire; Examining construct validity using the Rasch model. British Journal of Occupational Therapy. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/0308022618813266

Beaudry-Bellefeuille, I., Lane, A., Chiu, S., Oldmeadow, C., Ramos-Polo, E., & Lane, S. J. (in press). The Toileting Habit Profile Questionnaire-Revised; examining discriminative and concurrent validity. Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools, & Early Intervention

Beaudry-Bellefeuille, I., Lane, A., Ramos-Polo, E., & Lane, S. J., (2018). Examining sensory over-reactivity to defecation related sensations in children with functional defecation disorders. Annals Colorectal Research, 7(4), pp 1-7. doi:10.30476/ACRR.2019.45965

Beaudry-Bellefeuille, I. & Lane, S. J. (2017). Examining sensory over-responsiveness in preschool children with retentive fecal incontinence. American Journal of Occupational Therapy. 71, 7105220020. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2017.022707

Beaudry-Bellefeuille, I., Lane, S. J., & Ramos-Polo, E. (2016). The Toileting Habit Profile Questionnaire: Screening for sensory-based toileting difficulties in young children with constipation and retentive fecal incontinence. Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools, & Early Intervention, 9(2), 163-175.

Beaudry Bellefeuille, I. & Lane, S. J. (2015). Cultural Adaptation for Spain of the Spanish Version of the Short Sensory Profile using Cognitive Interviews. Austin Journal of Autism and Related Disabilities, 1(1), 1004.

Beaudry Bellefeuille, I., Ramos Polo, E., Suárez González, M., Moriyón Iglesias, T, Gándara Gafo, B. (2015). Colaboración multidisciplinaria en el tratamiento de un niño de 5 años de edad con desnutrición. Acta Pediátrica Española, 73(5), 127-133.

Beaudry Bellefeuille, I. (2014). El rechazo a alimentarse y la selectividad alimentaria en el niño menor de 3 años: una compleja combinación de factores médicos, sensoriomotores y conductuales. Acta Pediátrica Española, 75(2), 92-97.

Castro Vázquez, M. & Beaudry Bellefeuille, I. (2014). Mímame: Crecer en Familia. Ediciones Nobel, Oviedo.

Beaudry, I. B., Schaaf, R. C., & Ramos, E. P. (2013). Brief Report—Occupational therapy based on Ayres Sensory Integration in the treatment of retentive fecal incontinence in a 3-year-old boy. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 67, 601–606.

 

Beaudry Bellefeuille, I. (2012). Hago lo que veo, soy lo que hago – Cómo fomentar el desarrollo del niño desde la concepción hasta los cinco años de vida, Ediciones Nobel, Oviedo.

Beaudry Bellefeuille, I. & Ramos Polo, E. (2011). Tratamiento combinado de la retención voluntaria de heces mediante fármacos y terapia ocupacional. Boletín de la Sociedad de Pediatría de Asturias, Cantabria, Castilla y León, 51, 169-176.

Beaudry, I (2011), The Happy Potty Approach for pooping troubles. S.I. Focus, summer, 2011.

Beaudry Bellefeuille, I. (2008), Tengo duendes en las piernas – Dificultades escolares, hiperactividad, problemas de conducta, sueño y alimentación vistos por los niños y por la Teoría de la integración sensorial, Ediciones Nobel, Oviedo.

Beaudry Bellefeuille, I. (2007). Consejos de Terapia Ocupacional para mejorar la conducta. Página web de la Sociedad de Pediatría de Asturias, Cantabria y Castilla y León, http://www.sccalp.org/padres/ocupacional.htm.

Beaudry Bellefeuille, I. (2006). Un trastorno en el procesamiento sensorial es frecuentemente la causa de problemas de aprendizaje, conducta y coordinación motriz en niños. Boletín de Pediatría de la Sociedad de Pediatría de Asturias, Cantabria y Castilla y León, nº 197, 200-203.

Beaudry Bellefeuille, I. (2006). La actividad física: ¿derecho o privilegio? Revista Asturiana de Terapia Ocupacional, nº 3, 23-26.

Beaudry Bellefeuille, I. (2006). La Terapia Ocupacional, aún poco conocida en Asturias. Revista del Colegio Oficial de Médicos de Asturias, febrero, 7-8.

Beaudry Bellefeuille, I. (2006). Los especialistas españoles en integración sensorial ya cuentan con una asociación. Boletín Informativo de la APTOC, primer semestre, 22-24.

Beaudry Bellefeuille, I. (2005). La Terapia Ocupacional, una importante ayuda para el niño hiperactivo. Revista Asturiana de Terapia Ocupacional, nº 1, 4-6.

Beaudry Bellefeuille, I. (2004). El enfoque de la Teoría de la integración sensorial: fundamentos básicos. Boletín Informativo – Asociación Española de Terapeutas Formados en el Concepto Bobath, nº 14, 7-8.

Beaudry Bellefeuille, I. (2003). Problemas de aprendizaje en la infancia – La descoordinación motriz, la hiperactividad y las dificultades académicas desde el enfoque de la teoría de la integración sensorial, Ediciones Nobel, Oviedo.

 

Teaching experience

Instructor, co-instructor and translator to Spanish of the CLASI Training Program in Sensory Integration (directed by Zoe Mailloux and Susanne Smith-Roley) since 2017.

Collaborator and translation to Spanish of the Basic Training Program in Sensory Integration (directed by Marie-Josée Tessier, Québec, Canada) since 2000.

Collaborator in various university and continuing education Occupational Therapy programs in Spain and internationally. For a full list of collaborations: http://www.ibeaudry.com/s17/cursos-fichas/