There are two broad aims of our research group:
The first is to build explanatory models of motor and cognitive development in children, and of neurodevelopmental disorders that disrupt this development (like developmental coordination disorder and cerebral palsy);
The second broad aim is to design and evaluate novel and creative solutions to the rehabilitation of movement and cognition in children with neurodevelopmental disorders and in adults with acquired brain injury; we adopt a multidisciplinary approach to intervention, including the design and development of virtual-reality (VR) based solutions (or virtual rehabilitation). These interventions are designed specifically to:
1. Prevent secondary impairments in body structure/function;
2. Improve activity performance (skills and abilities) to achieve success daily functioning, and
3. Optimise participation in physical, academic and cultural activities, and enhance quality of life.
|Project & names of CIs||Funding Body||Start date||Duration||Amount|
|Resonance: Co-located virtual rehabilitation. (Stream: VR based rehabilitation of movement in adult ABI and developmental motor disorders). Wilson, P., Thomas, P. (Griffith U.), Shum, D. (Griffith U.), & Duckworth, J.||ARC Linkage||Nov. 2011||4 years||ARC: $90,000; IP: $75,000|
|The development of rapid online motor control in children. (Stream: Neurocognitive and behavioural modeling of motor development and disability in children: Inter-relationships between motor, executive and affect control). Wilson, P., Piek, J. (Curtin U.), & Sugden, D. (Leeds)||ARC Discovery||Jan. 2010||3 years||ARC: $390,000|
|Innovations in virtual-reality based rehabilitation of movement: Evaluation of interactive, table-top systems for key disorders. Wilson, Steenbergen, Green, Caeyenberghs, Mumford, Duckworth, Williams, Shum, Thomas||ACURF||Jan. 2014||3 years||$545,000|
|Virtual rehabilitation of developmental motor disorders: The relationship between dose and treatment effects at different levels of function Wilson, Steenbergen, Green, Caeyenberghs, Mumford, Duckworth, et al.||Pending||2015||3 years||Pending|
|Predictors of change in participation among children with and without a disability: A multi-site, longitudinal investigation Imms, Wilson, Granlund, Steenbergen, Rosenbaum, Gordon, Green, Caeyenberghs et al.||Pending||2015||3 years||Pending|
|Improving measurement of participation in childhood disability. Imms, Granlund, Rosenbaum, Wilson, Steenbergen et al.||Pending||2015||3 years||Pending|
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