Published: Tuesday 1st March 2016
- Director, Christine Imms, Professor of Occupational Therapy, and winner of the 2015 OT Australia National Research Award;
- Co-Director Peter Wilson, Professor of Psychology, winner of ‘Best in Category, Digital Design’ at 2015 Premier’s Design Awards;
- Professor Peter Rosenbaum, a developmental paediatrician from Canada,
- Professor Bert Steenbergen, movement scientist from the Netherlands,
- Professor Mats Granlund, developmental psychologist from Sweden, and
- Professor Andy Gordon, movement scientist from the US.
- Understanding and optimising participation in people with childhood-onset disability across the lifespan.
- II. Multi-modal therapies for children with motor impairments: Studies in this program aim to investigate the effect of interventions that are currently available, that focus on improving activity capacity and performance in children with primary motor impairments such as cerebral palsy.
- Mechanisms of motor control, learning and cognition in neurodevelopmental disorders and in children without impairments.
- Innovations in motor and cognitive rehabilitation using new technologies. We have developed two innovative virtual-reality based solutions – Elements and Resonance – for rehabilitation in children with neurodevelopmental disorders and in adults with brain injury. These systems have been developed in R&D laboratories at RMIT and ACU, including usability studies. Seehttp://www.premier.vic.gov.au/winners-announced-for-2015-premiers-design-awards/
- V. Parent and family factors in childhood disability. Research within the family domain will occur in collaboration with, and direct application to, the needs of, families raising a child with additional care needs due to childhood onset impairment.
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