21 Sep Impacts of Adapted Ride-On Cars for Children with Disabilities and their Families
This is a community-based, mixed-methods study looking at the impacts of adapted ride-on car use as a form of early powered mobility and socialization in children with cerebral palsy or developmental delay and their families.
The study spans 12 months and involves intermittent contact with researchers to document car use parameters, social communication patterns in and out of the ride-on car, and parent/child perceptions of disability, mobility, and technology.
RESEARCH ACTIVITIES INCLUDE…
• Interviews (60-90 minutes, quarterly)
• A photography narrative project (120 minutes at family discretion)
• Car use monitoring using a custom-built data logger (ongoing)
• Social communication monitoring (2 days per month)
Disability Attitude Surveys (at onset and completion of study)
Each family will receive a customized adapted ride-on car at no cost, and be compensated $50 for participating in the study. All study procedures will take place at a time and location of your choice. Please contact the study PI, Heather Feldner, at firstname.lastname@example.org or The IMPACT Collaboratory at email@example.com for more information or if you are interest in participating.
*Children ages 1-4 years old with any type of cerebral palsy (CP) or developmental delay and at least one caregiver
*Child is able to tolerate a sitting position (supported or unsupported) for 30 minutes
*Willing to participate in a 12-month study with intermittent contact with researchers (1-2x/month)
*Caregivers able to communicate proficiently in English for interviews.
Dr. Heather Feldner
Additional Study Details
Full Study Title
Improving translational capacity in early powered mobility intervention: Investigating the socio-emotional impacts of modified ride-on car use by children with disabilities and their families
PI: Heather Feldner, PT, PhD, PCS
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1959 NE Pacific Street
Seattle, Washington 98195
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Seattle Washington 98195