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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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List of research studies

Stimulation for Perinatal Stroke – Optimizing Recovery Trajectories (SPORT)

Summary:

Many children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy (CP) have weakness and motor difficulties when using their hemiplegic hand.  We aim to find new ways to improve the hand function for kids with hemiplegic CP. We know from research that Constraint Induced Movement Therapy (CIMT) camps promote use of the hand by limiting the use of the stronger hand by wearing a cast/splint combined with exercises of the hemiplegic hand.  In this research study, we are running a 2-week summer CIMT camp, where we will be exploring whether Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) helps to improve hand function when done in combination with CIMT. tDCS is a device that delivers a safe and very low level of electricity across the surface of the brain. We will also be taking pictures of the brain, to see what changes may happen in the brain when you do CIMT and tDCS.

Participate in this study:

Do you have a child or youth with hemiplegic cerebral palsy (CP)? Would they be interested in participating in a CIMT camp this summer with other kids to help work on moving and using their hemiplegic hand?  If so, consider joining this study!

Partners for enhancing healthy and productive work for young men and women with disabilities: Simulation and toolkit development phase (clinicians)

Summary:

We want clinicians’ input in developing an evidence-based toolkit to engage youth with disabilities in vocational rehabilitation (e.g. rapport development, gender-role expectations, self-advocacy, career development, disclosure decisions). 

Participate in this study:

Are you a clinician/service provider who has experience/interest in helping youth with disabilities in find employment? Consider participating in a study about developing an intervention to enhance gender-sensitive vocational approaches for clinicians.  

Partners for enhancing healthy and productive work for young men and women with disabilities: Simulation and toolkit development phase (employers)

Summary:

We want employers’ input in developing an evidence-based toolkit to help employers to engage in disability disclosure discussions with their employees, helping to enhance disability confidence and sensitivity. 

Participate in this study:

Are you an employer or human resource personnel who regularly hires people with disabilities? Consider participating in a study about developing an toolkit to enhance disability confidence for employers and workplace inclusion.

Partners for enhancing healthy and productive work for people with disabilities: Simulation and toolkit development

Summary:

We want youth's input in developing an evidence-based toolkit to help youth with disabilities to learn how and when to disclose their condition to potential employers.

Participate in this study:

Consider participating in a study about developing an evidence-based toolkit to help youth with disabilities to learn about how and when to disclose their condition to potential employers.

Enhancing healthy and productive work for young men and women with physical disabilities

Summary:

We want to understand your experiences in looking for work or being employed. We want to learn about disability disclosure and how to ask for accommodations.

Participate in this study:

Are you a youth between 15-30 who has work experience or is currently looking for employment? Consider participating in a study to tell us about your experience.