Interpreting Outcomes in Pediatric Rehabilitation

The objectives of this research are to develop written guidelines to help pediatric therapists use standardized tests more effectively, and then to evaluate the effectiveness of these guidelines. The study will involve asking physical, occupational and speech therapists working in selected children's rehabilitation centres in Ontario to provide information about how they use standardized tests with their clients and what problems they encounter.

After guidelines are developed, therapists will test them by using them to interpret test results in a set of case studies. The impact of the guidelines will be evaluated by comparing these interpretations to those made by a comparable group of therapists who have not used the guidelines.


to help pediatric service providers use standardized test more effectively.

Research Team


The Jack & Ina Pollock Foundation - $10,000 (2001-2002)