Comparing Participation in Activities Among Children with Disabilities

Synopsis

Children with disabilities are at risk for decreased participations in a wide range of activities as participation may be limited by an underlying medical condition, physiological impairment, or characteristics of the social and physical environment. While specific disability subgroups may be at higher risk for activity limitation and participation restrictions, it is important to examine whether all children with disabilities have decreased participation. The primary purpose of this talk is to provide a participation profile for children with disabilities in Canada and to compare whether children with a neurodevelopmental disorders and disabilities had similar level of participation in a wide range of activities than children with other chronic health conditions.  The 2006 Participation and Activity Limitation Survey (PALS) children dataset collected by statistics Canada was analyzed.

Presenter

Dr. Louise C Mâsse - Associate Professor Department of Pediatrics / School of Population and Public Health University of British Columbia

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Comparing Participation in Activities Among Children with Disabilities