Jacqueline Pei

Jacqueline Pei

Associate Professor

Educational Psychology

Research and Interests

Having begun my career in mental health as a forensic counsellor working with young offenders, I have a special interest in interventions for youth put at risk. My current clinical and research interests include neuropsychological assessment and interventions for these youth, and individuals with a Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). I am involved in projects that evaluate the unique neuropsychological profile of children and adolescents with FASD as well as evaluating appropriate interventions for this unique population.

My training and clinical experience includes clinical neuropsychology and the practice of school and clinical child psychology. A registered psychologist, I also maintain a private practice in which I focus on assessment that informs intervention activities.

Professional Affiliations

Currently, my professional affiliations include: College of Alberta Psychologists (CAP); Psychologists Association of Alberta (PAA); Canadian Psychological Association (CPA); National Academy of Neuropsychology (NAN); Research Society in Alcoholism.

Representative Publications and Presentations

Flannigan K, Pei J, Potts S, O’Riordan T, & Rasmussen C. (in press). A unique response to offenders with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: Perceptions of the Alexis FASD Justice Program. Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice.

Tremblay*, M., Pei, J., Plesuk, D., Muchortow, A., Mihai, P., & Jordao, R. (2017) Development of a clinical practice model for serving clients with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. International Journal of Advancement of Counselling. DOI 10.1007/s10447-017-9284-0

Pei, J., Baugh, L., Andrew, G., & Rasmussen, C. (2017). Intervention recommendations and subsequent access to services following clinical assessment for fetal alcohol spectrum disorders. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 60, 176-186.

Pei, J., Tremblay*, M., McNeil*, A., Poole, N., & McFarlane, A. (2017). Neuropsychological aspects of prevention and intervention for FASD in Canada. Journal of Pediatric Neuropsychology, 3, 25-37.

Poth, C., Pei, J., Atkinson, E.*, & Hanson, T. (2017). Evaluating system change initiatives: Advancing the need for adapting evaluation practices, Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation, 31(2).

Pei, J., Flannigan*, K., Walls*, L., Rasmussen, C. (2016) Interventions for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: Meeting Needs Across the Lifespan. Neurorehabilitation, 3(1), 1-9.

McLachlan, K., Rasmussen, C., Oberlander, T. F., Loock, C., Pei, J., Andrew, G., ... & Weinberg, J. (2016). Dysregulation of the Cortisol Diurnal Rhythm following Prenatal Alcohol Exposure and Early Life Adversity. Alcohol, 53, 9-18.

Lee*, C., Pei, J., Andrew, G., Kerns, K., & Rasmussen, C. (2016) The effects of working memory training on children born preterm. Applied Neuropsychology: Child (DOI: 10.1080/21622965.2016.1161513)

Kerns, K., Macoun, S., MacSween*, J., Pei, J. & Hutchison*, M. (2016) Attention and Working Memory Training: A Feasibility Study in Children with Neurodevelopmental Disorders, Applied Neuropsychology: Child, 6(2), 120-137 (Download Current Citation: RIS BibTex) (ID: 1109513 DOI:10.1080/21622965.2015.1109513)

Pei, J., Leung*, W.S.W., Jampolsky, F., & Alsbury, B. (2016). Experiences in the Canadian criminal justice system for individuals with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders: Double jeopardy? Canadian journal of criminology and criminal justice, 58(1). (doi:10.3138/cjccj.2014.E25)

Pei, J., Job*, J., Poth, C. O’Brien-Langer*, A., Tang*, W. (2015). Enhancing Learning Environments for Students Affected by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: an Exploratory Study of Canadian Pre-Service Teacher Knowledge and Conceptions, Journal of Teacher Education and Training Studies, 3(5), 134-143.

Hutchison*, M., Pei, J., Leung*, W., Mackenzie, M., Hicks, M., Thurm, A., ... & Haqq, A. (2015). Parental ratings of children and adolescents with Prader-Willi syndrome on the Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function (BRIEF). Journal of Mental Health in Intellectual Disablities, 1-17.  

Tamana*, S., Pei, J., Massey, D., Massey, V., & Rasmussen, C. (2014). Neuropsychological impairments and age-related differences in children and adolescents with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders. The Journal of Population Therapeutics and Clinical Pharmacology, 21(2), e167-e180.

Job*, J., Poth, C., Pei, J., Wyper*, K., O’Riordan, T., & Taylor, L. (2014). Combining visual methods with focus groups: An innovative approach for capturing the multifaceted and complex work experiences of FASD prevention specialists. International Journal of Alcohol and Drug Research: Special Issue on International Perspectives on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders, 3(1) 71-80.

Poth, C., Job*, J., Pei, J., & Wyper*, K. (2014). Towards intentional, reflective, and assimilative classroom practices with complex populations: A focus on the learning and developmental needs of students with FASD. The Teacher Educator, 49(4) 247-264.

Mariasine*, J., Pei, J., Poth, C., Henneveld, D., & Rasmussen, C. (2014). Adaptive functioning, social skills, mental health, and personal strengths among adolescents with prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE). International Journal of Psychological Studies, 6(2), 36-48. doi:10.5539/ijps.v6n2p36

Pei, J., Job*, J. M., Poth, C., & Atkinson*, E. (2013). Assessment for intervention of children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: Perspectives of classroom teachers, administrators, caregivers, and allied professionals. Psychology, 4(3A), 325-334. doi: 10.4236/psych.2013.43A047

Atkinson*, E., Job*, J., Pei, J., Poth, C., O’Riordan, T., & Taylor, L. (2013). Capturing the experiences of FASD prevention workers through quilting. The First Peoples Child and Family Review: Focus on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), 122-129.

Walls*, L & Pei, J. (2013).  FASD Service delivery: Exploring current systems of care from the perspective of those most impacted. The International Journal of Alcohol and Drug Research, 2(3), 87-92.

Job*, J. M., Poth, C. A., Pei, J., Caissie, B., Brandell, D., & Macnab, J. (2013). Toward better collaboration in the education of students with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders: Integrating the voices of teachers, administrators, caregivers, and allied professionals. Qualitative Research in Education, 2(1), 38-64. doi: 10.4471/qre.2013.15

Kully-Martens*, K., Treit*, S., Pei, J., & Rasmussen, C. (2013). Affective decision-making on the Iowa Gambling Task in children and adolescents with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 19(2), 137-144.

Pei, J. & Kerns, K. (2012). Using games to improve functioning in children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders. Games for Health Journal, 1(4): 308-311. doi:10.1089/g4h.2012.0036

Pei, J., Denys*, K., Hughes, J., Rasmussen, C. (2011). Mental health issues in fetal alcohol spectrum disorder. Journal of Mental Health, 20(5), 473-483.  DOI: 10.3109/09638237.2011.577113.

Pei, J., Job*, J., Kully-Martens*, K., & Rasmussen, C. (2011). Executive function and memory in children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder. Child Neuropsychology 17(3), 290-309.

Courses Taught

  • EDPY 402  Child Development for Educators
  • EDPY 523  The Practice of School and Clinical Child Psychology
  • EDPY 640  Developmental Psychopathology
  • EDPY 641  Advanced Assessment