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Rachel Teplicky

Research Coordinator

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Team

Research and Knowledge Translation Support

905-525-9140 ext. 26851

teplicr@mcmaster.ca

Biography

Rachel Teplicky is a Research Coordinator who works on projects related to child and youth participation, family-centred service and the MPOC Measurement and Analysis Service. She is an occupational therapist and has worked with preschool-aged children with special needs and their families. Rachel has a Master's degree in Rehabilitation Science.

Areas of Focus

Child and Youth Participation, PEM-CY, Family-Centred Service, MPOC

Resources

Family-centred service: Moving ideas into practice

This study is designed to develop and evaluate educational materials about family-centred service.

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Effective Rehabilitation for Children and Youth with Brain Injury: Analyzing the Evidence

This project includes 6 systematic reviews of different rehabilitation interventions for children and youth with brain injury. Topics to be covered are: Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, Casting and Splinting, Botox, Alternative Therapies, Feeding and Behaviour Therapy.

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Focus on Function

The Focus on Function Study will compare two treatment approaches ("child-focused" and "context-focused") that are currently being used for children with cerebral palsy and other developmental and motor delays.

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Family Centred Service Sheets

Family-centred service is an approach to providing services to children with special needs, where the family is considered to be at the centre of the services.

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How Parents View Their Child’s Participation and Environment: Creating a Foundation for the PEM-CY

This current In Brief includes more details about what we learned from parents about their child’s participation and the impact of the environment on participation.

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An Evaluation of the Participation and Environment Measure for Children and Youth (PEM-CY)

This current In Brief includes more details about what we did to evaluate whether the PEM-CY provides consistent information about participation and actually measures what we want it to measure.

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The Participation and Environment Measure for Children and Youth (PEM-CY): An innovative measure for home, school and community

The Participation and Environment Measure for Children and Youth, or the PEM-CY, is a new measurement tool designed to help parents, service providers and researchers better understand the participation of children and youth.

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Casts, Splints, and Orthoses - Upper Extremity Review of effectiveness literature for children with neurological disorders

Children who have a neurological condition, such as cerebral palsy or brain injury, often have difficulty moving their body. Muscle spasticity is one of the most common reasons for this difficulty.

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Child and youth participation in leisure activities: Does the environment make a difference?

In this Keeping Current, we explore the impact of the environment on the participation of children and youth who are living with a disability.

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Participation and Environment Project

The Participation and Environment Project is a collaboration between researchers in the United States and Canada.

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