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Holland Bloorview’s research institute conducts need-based and ground breaking health research to make a real-world impact in the lives of children and youth with a disability, and their families.

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The Effect of Multi-Session Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) on Cognitive Performance in Youth with Persisting Concussion Symptoms


Some youth with concussion have symptoms weeks after their injury, like problems doing more than one thing at a time. We want to see if transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), which delivers a low level of electricity to the brain, can help reduce these symptoms.

Participate in this study:

Do you have trouble with lasting symptoms after a concussion? Participate in a clinical trial about non-invasive brain stimulation.

Investigating the Efficacy of Meditation and Mental Rehearsal on EEG BCI Performance in a Paediatric Context


We are looking to measure changes in brain activity during a mental task, and whether mindfulness meditation has any effect on that. This study aims to enhance the real-world applicability of a technology that can allow persons with severe motor impairments to communicate and interact with their environment. Brain electrical activity will be measured using a non-invasive technique called electroencephalography (EEG). 

Participate in this study:

Are you a typically developing person between 10 and 18 years old? If you’d like to help the advancement of a technology that may benefit persons with severe motor disorders, consider participating in our study!

Project LEApp (Learning to Eat App): Developing an iPad-based video modeling intervention and exploring its feasibility in increasing food variety in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).


We are developing a new i-Pad based intervention to address feeding difficulties in children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Participate in this study:

Do you have a child diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Feeding Difficulties? Considering participating in our study?

Genetic Analysis of Autism Spectrum and Associated Neurodevelopmental Disorders


Our genomics study will identify and characterize genes that confer risk to autism spectrum and related neurodevelopmental disorders. With this knowledge there will be an enhanced biological understanding of ASD, which we believe will facilitate earlier diagnosis and suggest opportunities for therapeutic interventions.

Evaluating grip strength in response to auditory stimulus: Exploring a dual task paradigm for concussed youth and their non-concussed peers


We want to learn more about recovery from sports-related concussion in youth. We will be measuring grip strength and reaction time separately and then together to see if there are subtle differences in kids who have had a concussion versus those who have not.

Participate in this study:

Do you want to help us learn what happens to the grip strength and auditory reaction time after a concussion in youth? Consider participating in a research study!