Research Centres and Labs

Research at the Bloorview Research Institute at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation focuses on many aspects of childhood disability. The following research labs and centres are housed here in the Bloorview Research Institute:

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The Autism Research Centre conducts research aimed at improving outcomes and quality of life for children with autism spectrum disorders.

The Concussion research lab aims to help the brain achieve peak performance following brain injury and safely return children and youth to the activities that make up their daily lives.

The CP Discovery lab is focused on innovating and evaluating neurorehabilitation treatments for children and youth with cerebral palsy.
The mission of PEARL lab is to develop and evaluate innovative technologies to allow children with disabilities to participate meaningfully in arts, music, physical activities, and therapies.
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The mission of the prism lab is to discover and evaluate innovative technological solutions that provide children with severe disabilities and their families new opportunities to interact with the world around them.
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The ProFILE lab addresses research questions around promotion of the health and well-being of children with disabilities. Weight-related issues are priority areas of investigation.
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The PROPEL lab studies and develops new technologies and techniques to help individuals with severe physical disabilities walk again and be physically active.
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SPARK lab conducts research related to gross motor skill evaluation and develops interventions focusing on enhancement of physical activity, functional mobility and participation.

The TRAIL lab aims to enhance inclusion of children and youth with disabilities in school, at work and in the community, focusing on transitions between environments and transitions to adulthood.

The Critical Disability and Rehabilitation Studies (CDARS) lab investigates the mechanisms of social inclusion and exclusion for young people with disabilities and the effects on their health and well-being. 

The CONNECT (COmmunication NeuroscieNcE disCovery Team) lab conducts research aimed at exploring and advancing the understanding of the neurobiology of language, speech, and motor control. 

The Population Neuroscience & Developmental Neuroimaging Program conducts studies aimed at identifying factors influencing vulnerability and resilience to the impact of early adversity on brain maturation during childhood and adolescence.