Cheryll Duquette began her career in education as a teacher with a local board of education. She taught regular and special education classes in both the elementary and secondary panels. At the University of Ottawa she is involved in instructing courses in the Teacher Education and Graduate Studies Programs. Her research interests are in the area of special education and particularly student experiences in inclusive classrooms. Cheryll has published many articles that involved individuals with learning disabilities, sensory impairments and other disabilities. Her book, Students at Risk, was written to provide teachers with ideas about accommodations and instructional strategies for students with exceptionalities in the regular classroom. Her most recent research has been in the area of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). She made significant contributions to knowledge about the school experiences of adolescents and young adults with FASD. Emerging from this research was a framework for studying parent advocacy, which has been tested with parents of students with learning disabilities and with giftedness. Dr. Duquette has given workshops about accommodations to teachers and educational assistants in Ontario school boards, Morocco, and the Middle East.

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  • Full Professor


  • Ph.D., Educational Administration, University of Ottawa, 1986
  • M.Ed., Educational Administration, University of Ottawa, 1981
  • B.A., History, Carleton University, 1973
  • Special Education, Specialist, 1979
  • Ontario Teaching Certificate, Ottawa Teachers College, 1974


  • Parent advocacy
  • Inclusive education
  • Special education


Books Authored

  1. Cheryll Duquette, Enseigner aux Eleves ayant des Besoins Particuliers, Cheneliere Education, 2014, 208

  2. Duquette, C., Students at Risk (2nd edition), Pembroke Publishers Limited, Sept. 2013, 160

Papers In Refereed Journals

  1. Duquette, C., “The transition process for adolescents with learning disabilities: Perspectives of five families”, Exceptionality Education International

  2. Cheryll Duquette, “Postsecondary education and employment outcomes of students with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder in Canada”, International Journal of Learner Diversity and Identities

  3. Duquette, C., & Orders, S., “Postsecondary experiences of adults with FASD”, International Journal of Special Education, 28(3), 68-80

  4. Duquette, C., & Orders, S., “On fitting a triangle into a circle: Employment outcomes of adults with FASD who attended postsecondary institutions”, International Journal of Alcohol and Drug Research

  5. Eriks-Brophy, A., Durieux-Smith, A., Olds, J., Fitzpatrick, E., Duquette, C., & Whittingham, J., “Communication, academic and social outcomes of young adults with hearing loss: A study of graduates of an Auditory-Verbal Therapy program”, Volta Review, 112(1), 2012, 5-35

Major Invited Contributions And/Or Technical Reports

Technical Report

  1. Land, M., & Duquette, C., Self-determination and self-advocacy instruction for students with learning disabilities, Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario

  2. Duquette, C., & Land, M., Strategies for teaching reading to English language learners with learning disabilities, Learning Disabilities of Ontario, 2014

  3. Land, M., & Duquette, C., Verbalization in math problem-solving, Learning Disabilities of Ontario, 2014

Papers Read And Presentations

Abstracts And/Or Papers Read In A Learned Society (Oral Or Poster)

  1. Cheryll Duquette, Students with FASD: What are their Postsecondary and Employment Outcomes?, New York City, NY, July 2014, Twenty-first International Conference on Learning

  2. Cheryll Duquette, Examining preservice teachers' implementation of differentiated instruction using an action research approach, St. Catharine's, ON, May 2014, Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences

  3. Duquette, C., & Orders, S., Postsecondary educational experiences of adults with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, ((June 2013))

  4. Dabrowski, L., & Duquette, C., Implementing differentiated instruction: One experience, Faculty of Education, University of Ottawa, Jean-Paul Dionne Symposium, (March 2013)