Strategies for Participation-based Initiatives in REhabilitation
The ASPIRE lab aims to advance knowledge and tools to optimize the participation for children, and youth, and young adults with disabilities in different settings: home, school, community and the workplace. Our ultimate goal is to contribute to improved provision of pediatric rehabilitation services and inclusion for all.
Specifically we aim to:
Develop individual-based youth-engaging ‘real-life’ interventions with a special focus on the environment (physical, social, attitudinal, institutional) as an effective target of intervention
Develop and test measures to comprehensively capture participation outcomes
Accelerate the uptake of evidence surrounding participation into clinical day-to-day practice
We ASPIRE to generate evidence that is highly applicable to practice by using innovative pragmatic and personalized clinical trials that reflect and account for real-world settings. A patient-oriented approach guides our studies, through building genuine stakeholder-research partnerships, to jointly identify and address knowledge-to-practice gaps.