Resources hub for clinicians, patients, and families
With the recent surge in the use of telerehabilitation services, TELEREHUB-CHILD was designed to bridge the gap between research and clinical practice, to empower clinicians, patients and families, and to optimize the use of telerehabilitation for children and youth with developmental disabilities and their families.
This site can be used to find the most current information about the effectiveness of the various tele-treatments, and the psychometric properties of existing tele-assessments used in pediatric rehabilitation. Tele-treatment e-learning modules are structured by diagnostic group (e.g. autism spectrum disorder, cerebral palsy), and are further divided into sections related to health professional discipline (e.g. occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech language pathology). Tele-assessment e-learning modules are structured by health professional discipline. The patient and family information sections offer answers to questions that are typically asked by parents of children with disabilities. These learning modules are structured by diagnostic group and were entirely vetted by a group of parent-partners. In addition, TELEREHUB-CHILD offers several resources. For instance, clinicians can access detailed result tables to find more information about the included studies. Patients and families have access to user-friendly printable PDF version of the Patient and family information modules, animaker videos, and much more.
TELEREHUB-CHILD’s content is derived from multiple sources including extensive reviews of medical databases such as MEDLINE, CINAHL, the Cochrane Library, HealthSTAR, Health and Psychosocial Instruments, PsycINFO, PEDro, OTSeeker, and Social Work Abstracts. The goal is to provide clinicians and patients/families with best practice information, which is practice that is based on scientific evidence of its effectiveness.
On behalf of the TELEREHUB-CHILD team,
Tatiana Ogourtsova, PhD OT
TELEREHUB-CHILD Project Lead (2022-present)