Rachel Teplicky

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Pediatric neurologists and other specialists working with children with cerebral palsy or other disabilities play important roles in providing services in ways that make a difference in the lives of these children and their families. This article defines family-centered service and outlines a conceptual framework of the premises and principles underlying(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this paper is to describe the conceptual foundation of a new parent-report measure of the participation and environment of children and youth: the Participation and Environment Measure - Children and Youth version (PEM-CY). METHODS The ICF-CY provided an initial conceptual framework. Results from a qualitative study to obtain parent(More)
AIM The aim of this study was to examine the psychometric properties (reliability and validity) of the Participation and Environment Measure for Children and Youth (PEM-CY). METHOD The PEM-CY examines participation frequency, extent of involvement, and desire for change in sets of activities typical for the home, school, or community. Items in the(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine patterns of community participation and environmental factors that affect community participation for school-age children with and without disabilities. DESIGN Cross-sectional, descriptive, and exploratory study. SETTING Parents from the United States and Canada completed the main outcome measure online in their homes or(More)
BACKGROUND With parents more involved in their child's day-to-day care, concepts of family-centred service (FCS) are increasingly adopted in children's health and rehabilitation service organizations. METHODS In this paper, we report the results of a study to develop and evaluate educational materials for parents, service providers and health sciences(More)
OBJECTIVE To test the effect of personal and environmental factors on children's participation across 3 different settings (home, school, community); to ascertain the interrelations between these factors; and to propose and test 3 models, 1 for each setting, using structural equation modeling. DESIGN Survey, cross-sectional study, and model testing. (More)
BACKGROUND We compared school participation patterns of students ages 5-17 with and without disabilities and examined whether features of the school environment were perceived to help or hinder their participation. METHODS Parents (n = 576) residing in the USA and Canada completed the Participation and Environment Measure for Children and Youth (PEM-CY)(More)
The environment plays a key role in supporting children's participation and can serve as a focus of intervention. This study aimed to elicit the perceptions and experiences of occupational therapists who had applied the PREP approach--Pathways and Resources for Engagement and Participation. PREP is a novel 12-week intervention for youth with physical(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM Youth with physical disabilities experience restrictions to participation in community-based leisure activities; however, there is little evidence about how to improve their involvement. This study examined whether an intervention to remove environmental barriers and develop strategies using a coaching approach improved youth participation in(More)
Occupational therapists' increased focus on play as an occupation has created a need for play assessments that reflect this perspective. This study examined the clinical utility of the recently developed Test of Playfulness (ToP) (Bundy, 1997a) when used with children with disabilities. Changes in the participant's views of the child, the therapy goals, and(More)