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Dr. Gary Bedell

Associate Member

Gary bedell

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Biography

Dr. Bedell is a Professor at Tufts University, Department of Occupational Therapy, Medford, MA, USA.  He is the Director of the Research on Child and Adult Activity Participation (Re-CAAP lab). The ultimate aim of his research and scholarship is to promote meaningful participation of children, youth and transition-age young adults with diverse abilities.  Dr. Bedell is the primary author of the Child and Adolescent Scale of Participation (CASP) and Child and Adolescent Scale of Environment (CASE) and co-author of the Participation and Environment Measure for Children and Youth (PEM-CY) and Young Children’s Participation and Environment Measure (YCPEM). He is also co-developer of Social Participation AND Navigation (SPAN): an app-based coaching intervention initially designed for teenagers with acquired brain injury and being tested with other populations.

Areas of Focus

Guide development of interventions, programs and policies to promote meaningful participation of children and youth with disabilities

Resources

Participation and Environment Project

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

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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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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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Parent Needs and Strategies for Promoting Child Participation: What We Learned from Developing the Participation and Environment Measure for Children and Youth (PEM-CY)

This In Brief focuses on feedback from parents regarding the Participation and Environment Measure for Children and Youth (PEM-CY).

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