Free Research Presentation

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Real world research in childhood disability: the challenges and achievements

Presented by Novita Children’s Services and Healthy Development Adelaide

Who for?

Anyone can come along, including parents and carers of children living with disability who would like to learn about new research findings in the areas of:

  • Learning new skills to increase physical activity
  • Kids engaging, exploring and learning about their world through play
  • Finding the best ‘switch technology’ to control everyday items such as computers, TV remotes or toys
  • Understanding quality of life for young people living with disability


We all want the best possible outcomes for our children living with disability. By keeping up with the latest research and developments we can ensure that we are giving every child their best chance to achieve their potential. These research projects reflect both therapists and parents working together to support their kid’s goals. They highlight the importance of building on strengths and working towards outcomes that have meaning for each individual.

Free (Includes nibbles and drinks)

Wednesday 29th March 2017
5.30pm – 7.30pm
Doors open 5pm

Rumours function room (6th floor), Union House
University of Adelaide, North Terrace campus

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Dr Virginia Wright
Pediatric Physiotherapist and Senior Clinician Scientist, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, Canada

Three-year trajectories of global perceived quality of life for youth with chronic health conditions

Improvements in quality of life ratings are often used to measure outcomes of various interventions offered to children and young people living with disability. It is important that we understand just what  “quality of life” means to them.

Dr Toan Nguyen
Research Officer and Rehabilitation Engineer, Novita Children’s Services

Determining the rater reliability of the Novita Switch Access Solutions Assessment

Working out which switch device is best for your child’s needs with Novita’s Switch Access Solutions Assessment.

Mrs Kanchana Pathirana
Researcher and Data Analyst, Novita Children’s Services

Let’s play to enage, explore, and learn about the world

The value of toys and play, and instructional videos on how you can use play to help achieve your child’s therapy goals.

Dr Annemarie Wright
Research Officer, Novita Children’s Services

Activity Boost Challenge trial: impact of a foot muscle stimulator on physical activity participation of kids with Cerebral Palsy

How Novita is using physiotherapy, sports science and technology to find out the best ways for your child to enjoy physical activity. 


Mr Jeremy Brown
Chief Operating Officer, Novita Children’s Services

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