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Role of Rehabilitation in Concussion Management: A Randomized, Controlled Trial

We propose a randomized clinical trial to yield preliminary data on the added benefits of active rehabilitation during recovery after sport-related concussion in professional and amateur athletes. This trial marks an international collaborative effort involving the NFL, CFL, New Zealand Rugby, American Hockey League, and academic researchers in the United States. Specific Aims: T … Read more

Effect of Mobile Electronic Device use on Learning Outcomes and Satisfaction in the Malawian Radiologic Science Classroom

Malawi is a developing country located in southeastern Africa. Health Sciences education is available in Lilongwe, Blantyre and Zomba. The specific area of interest for this proposal is for the Diploma Radiography Programme located on the Lilongwe campus of the Malawi College of Health Sciences (MCHS). The purpose of this study is to investigate and validate student acceptance of … Read more

Promoting ASAP Collaboration through Technology (PACT): An Intervention Modification to Enhance Home-School Collaboration

The overall purpose of this Goal 2: Development and Innovation project is to enhance the existing Advancing Social-communication and Play (ASAP) intervention through development of a technologically supported system of home-school collaboration. ASAP was originally designed as a classroom-based intervention, in which the educational teams serving preschool-aged children with auti … Read more

Testing Novel Measures of Community Function and Participation in Adults with Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy (CP) is the most common cause of physical disability in children, impacting approximately 1 in 500 young Australians and 2-3 in 1,000 young Americans. Most of these children live to within five years of a typical lifespan, depending on the severity of the disorder. However, after age 21 when they exit the school systems, the availability and accessibility of formal … Read more

Tiny Homes Community

In the United States, there is a lack of safe and affordable housing for individuals with mental illness. Consequently, on any given night, approximately 200,000 people with mental illness are homeless (U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, 2011). The absence of stable housing contributes to social isolation and is barrier to occupational participation and community i … Read more

Written Language Problems in MIddle School Students: A randomized Trial of thE SRSD Approach Using a Tier 2 Intervention Model

RFA Goal: Efficacy and Replication Purpose: The primary purpose of this project is to establish a stronger scientific foundation for educational practice within the writing domain by utilizing recent advances in cognitive science to examine: (1) the impact of the evidence-based Self-Director Strategy Development (SRSD) model on the written expression of middle school children at- … Read more

Patterns and Variations in Emergency Department Visits for U.S. Children with Autism: A Rural-Urban Comparison

This proposed research addresses HRSA-MCH’s priority interest in health services utilization among children with autism and rural-urban differences. A recent study indicated that children with autism were more likely to visit an emergency department (ED) for psychiatric problems compared to children who don’t have autism. However, no research has explored how rural-urban differen … Read more

Perceptions of Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder about Early Intervention Services

This project examines the perspectives of parents of young children (birth to eight years) with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) related to the facilitators and challenges across three key time points: between first concerns and consulting with a professional, up through the diagnosis, and through entry into early intervention. Eight focus groups (4 English speaking, 2 Spanish spea … Read more

Early Development Project-2

Title: Efficacy of a Parent-Mediated Intervention for One-Year-Olds at-Risk for Autism (Early Development Project-2) Purpose: To assess the efficacy of an early intervention program called Adaptive Responsive Teaching in improving developmental outcomes and ameliorating symptom severity among one-year-olds at-risk for autism spectrum disorders (i.e., “autism”). Setting: The resea … Read more