Andrea Cross

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Recent Research Projects

ENVISAGE: ENabling VISion And Growing Expectations. A Program to Support Parents of Children Newly Diagnosed with A Neurodisability.

2018/19-2020/21 • $331,341 • PI,CO
Parenting typically-developing children is one of our most challenging roles; parenting children with developmental disabilities is known to take a considerable toll on parents' physical and mental health and wellbeing. It is obvious that promoting parent wellbeing is important for the best...

Using Social Network Analysis to Understand Knowledge Translation in Child Development and Rehabilitation

2020/21 • $100,000 • PI,CO
Children receiving occupational therapy, physiotherapy, and/or speech therapy for development and rehabilitation deserve care based on the best available knowledge. Unfortunately, this does not always happen because people are not aware of current research or best available treatments. Sharing...

Family engagement in research: Evaluation, sustainability and scalability of an online training program for family and research partners in child health research

2020/21 • $71,667 • Scholarship/Fellowship,Other
Internationally, it is recognized that research benefits from meaningful stakeholder involvement. However, how stakeholders (e.g., patients and families) are engaged in research is not self-evident and the demand for such roles has not kept pace with the need for appropriate training. In 2018,...

Planning for the Evaluation of the Impact of the 'F-words' in Childhood Disability across Ontario Organizations

2019/20 • $8,000 • PI,CO,Other
In 2012, the F-words in Childhood Disability (Function, Family, Fitness, Fun, Friends, Future) began to capture the attention of families, service providers and organizations worldwide. In Ontario alone, there has been a significant uptake of the F-words by Children's Treatment Centres, EarlyOn...

These six F-words won't fill up your swear jar: What do the F-words mean to youth with impairments?

2017/18 • $1,000 • PI
In 2001, the World Health Organization published the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF). Offering a holistic framework, the ICF expands our thinking beyond impairments and presents an inclusive approach to health and development. Despite growing support for...