C-BiLLT

Innovative assessment of spoken language comprehension in children with cerebral palsy: Development of the Canadian English Computer-Based instrument for Low motor Language Testing (C-BiLLT)

"Reading about the C-BiLLT is so exciting for me as a parent. I have been waiting for a long time for this kind of technology to properly assess my son's comprehension abilities. This would give us a deeper understanding of what he knows, his strengths and where support is needed." -Parent

Communication for All video

Check out our newest video about communication in non-verbal people with CP. Musa, Hunter, Marshall, and their families show how technology enables them to play, communicate, learn, work, and have fun. We are so proud and thankful for their hard work and dedication to this project! The video also shows the instrument we're working on here at CanChild: the C-BiLLT. This is an accessible test to assess someone's language comprehension skills. Originally developed in The Netherlands, we are adapting it for Canadian children with motor and speech impairments. Funding for this video was provided by the Ontario Brain Institute.

Get Involved 

Dr. Barbara Jane Cunningham and her team at the University of Western Ontario would like to invite you to participate in a research survey.

The purpose of the survey is to conduct an environmental scan of the Canadian clinical context for children with Cerebral palsy (CP) and complex communication needs (i.e., children with CP and limited motor and speech function). More specifically, to understand families’ assessment experiences and needs and the ways in which children’s language comprehension is assessed.

Are you a parent?

Are you a clinician?

Survey for Parents

In this survey you will be asked some general demographic questions, questions about the language comprehension assessment(s) your child(ren) may have received, and questions about your family’s assessment needs. The survey is anonymous and will take no longer than 30 minutes to complete.

Findings will inform future work related to improving assessment of language comprehension for children with CP and complex communication needs in Canada.

If you would like to participate in this study, please click on the link below to access the letter of information and survey link:

https://redcap.nca.uwo.ca/surveys/?s=WACM97HJJJTDN7J9

Survey for Clinicians

In this survey you will be asked some general demographic questions, general questions related to your clinical caseload, and questions about your assessment practices and needs with Canadian children who have CP and complex communication needs. The survey is anonymous and will take no longer than 30 minutes to complete.

Findings will inform future work related to improving assessment of language comprehension for children with CP and complex communication needs in Canada.

If you would like to participate in this study, please click on the link below to access the letter of information and survey link: 

https://redcap.nca.uwo.ca/surveys/?s=KRFWCJHD7XLT3HME

If you would like more information about this study, please contact the study’s principal investigator using the contact information given below:

Thank you,

Dr. BJ Cunningham

Assistant Professor

School of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Western University

519 661-2111 x88179
bj.cunningham@uwo.ca 


Short Video Series

We created a short video series featuring nonverbal people and their families. In the first two parts, we hope to inspire everyone with the stories of Mussa, Hunter, and Marshall and change the social stigma around nonverbal people.  The last part shows how technology allows non-verbal people to dream big for the future.