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
This study is designed to develop and evaluate educational materials about family-centred service.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In this Keeping Current, we explore the impact of the environment on the participation of children and youth who are living with a disability.