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Participate in Research at Holland Bloorview

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.

Select from the categories below to find a research study that is right for you – there are many opportunities to get involved.

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To find studies most relevant to you and/or your child, use the filters below to choose diagnoses and/or research areas that meet your interests.

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List of research studies

Infant Sibling Study: Attention and Emotional Regulation in Typical Development and Autism Spectrum Disorder

Summary:

Participate in this study:

We are trying to determine whether early behavioural signs of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) can be observed in young infants. Second we hope to learn more about whether differences in certain body signals (such as temperature, heart rate, sweating) during a variety of tasks can be observed. We want to see if these signs are different in infants who go on to have ASD, compared to those who do not.

Functional Electrical Stimulation to improve upper extremity function in young children with perinatal stroke: A proof of concept study

Summary:

The purpose of the study is to compare functional electrical stimulation (FES) for the arm to conventional arm therapy. FES involves applying a weak electrical current to weak or paralyzed muscles to make them move.

Participate in this study:

Does your child have weakness in one arm? Consider participating in our study.

Telling My Tale: Understanding the Life Story of Young People with Cystic Fibrosis and Muscular Dystrophy

Summary:

Are you a young person with Cystic Fibrosis or Muscular Dystrophy between 14-29 years of age? Would you like to write and illustrate a storybook to tell us the story of your life? 

Researchers from the Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital welcome your participation in this study. During the study, you will be asked to draw and write your story, as well as participate in an interview.

Ratings of experiences in appointments

Summary:

Our research team thinks that you can help us understand the ways in which children/youth and parents/caregivers feel involved and not involved in their appointments. 

Participate in this study:

Want to help us evaluate current questionnaires of client and caregiver involvement in appointments? Consider participating in our study so that we can make our questionnaires work!

Evaluating current questionnaires of client and caregiver involvement in appointments

Summary:

Our research team thinks that you can help us understand the ways in which children/youth and parents/caregivers feel involved and not involved in their appointments.

Participate in this study:

Are you a Holland Bloorview client who does Lokomat training? Want to help us evaluate current questionnaires of client involvement in appointments? Consider participating in our study so that we can make our questionnaires the best they can be!