Current projects

Novita is committed to providing the best possible therapy services, support, and assistive technology to our Novita kids and their families. We undertake research to ensure the services we provide are of a high quality, effective and deliver what our kids and their families require. We also work with academic and industry partners to attract and train the next generation of experts in child development, rehabilitation and disability.

Getting Into The Game

Wanted – Kids and young people living with autism spectrum disorder

We need your help to make it easier for kids and teens living with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to get involved in physical activity and sport.

Novita is looking for 45 kids and teens aged 6-17 who live with ASD and who have low-intensity support needs in social communication to take part in a research project called Getting into the Game. The project will help to work out the best way to measure physical activity and sports skills for kids and young people living with ASD, to assist their involvement in more sports and activities.

We need just two hours of your time – that’s it! Participants will receive a gift card as a thank you for their time and a voucher to assist with travel costs.

Get Involved

Your participation could support more children and young people with ASD to be more involved in physical activity. This could also potentially support them to benefit from the many health and wellbeing benefits of an active lifestyle.

 

Activity Boost Challenge Research Summary

Impact of the WalkAide device plus physiotherapy on walking and physical activity in children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy

This project will investigate the impact of a physiotherapy+WalkAide® intervention for children aged 6­-17 years old with hemiplegic cerebral palsy (CP). We will learn whether this type of therapy can improve skills like running, jumping and balance, and whether it can help children become more active.  We know how the WalkAide works and that it is safe for children to use. We also know that it doesn’t work for all young people with CP. We don’t know if having physiotherapy when using the WalkAide will be any better than physiotherapy alone. This project will help us to find out!

Learn more

For more detailed information about the Boost Challenge research including potential outcomes and implications, click here.