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Gary Bedell
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Tufts University
Department of Occupational
Therapy
574 Boston Ave.
Medford, MA 02155

Office: 617.627.6259
Fax: 617.627.3722
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Gary Bedell
Professor and Chair
Director, Research on Child and Adolescent Participation (ReCAAP)

Education:
Post-doctoral fellowship, Boston University
PhD, New York University
MA, New York University
BS, Tufts University

Expertise:
Occupational Therapy, Rehabilitation Science; Activity Performance and Participation of Children, Youth and Young Adults with Disabilities; Measurement and Intervention Development and Testing

Scholarship / Research:
The ultimate aim of my research is to promote activity performance and participation of children, youth, and young adults with disabilities across the lifespan. I am particularly interested in assessment and intervention approaches that identify and build upon what individuals already know and do to manage their daily life routines and participate in meaningful activities. I have developed a number of measures as primary author such as the Child and Adolescent Scale of Participation (CASP) and as co-author such as the Participation and Environment Measure for Children and Youth (PEM-CY). My most recent project (Social participation And Navigation or SPAN) involves the development and testing of an app-based coaching intervention to promote social participation of teenagers and transition-age young adults with acquired brain injuries and other conditions. (See personal website for current and past work and resources).

Recent Publications (last 3 years):

  1. Chen, W.C., Bedell, G.M., Yen, C.F., Liou, T.H., Kang, L.K., Liao, H.F., & Hwang, A.W. Psychometric Properties of the Chinese Version of the Child and Adolescent Factors Inventory (CAFI-C) (2017). Research in Developmental Disabilities. In press.
  2. Golos, A. & Bedell, G. (2017). Responsiveness and discriminant validity of the Child and Adolescent Scale of Participation assessed over a three-year period with children and adolescents with TBI. Developmental Neurorehabilitation. Early online. doi:10.1080/17518423.2017.1342711
  3. Bedell, G., Wade, S.L., Turkstra, L.S., & Haarbauer-Krupa, J. & King, J. (2016). Informing design of an app-based coaching intervention to promote social participation of teenagers with traumatic brain injury: Stakeholder perspectives. Developmental Neurorehabilitation. Early online. doi:10.1080/17518423.2016.1237584
  4. Golos, A. & Bedell, G. (2016). Consistency of psychometric properties of the Child and Adolescent Scale of Participation assessed over a three-year period with children and adolescents with TBI. NeuroRehabilitation, 38, 311-319. Early online. doi:10.3233/NRE-161322. PMID 27061159
  5. Tousignant, B., Jackson, P., Massicotte, E., Beauchamp, M., Achim, A., Vera-Estay, E., Bedell, G., & Sirois, K. (2016). Impact of traumatic brain injury on social cognition in adolescents and contribution of non-social cognitive functions. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, 1-19. Early online. doi:10.1080/09602011.2016.1158114. PMID 26963905
  6. Bedell, G. & McDougall, J. (2015). The Child and Adolescent Scale of Environment (CASE): Further validation with youth who have chronic health conditions. Developmental Neurorehabilitation, 18, 375-382. doi:10.3109/17518423.2103.855273. PMID 24304145
  7. de Kloet, A.J., Berger, M., Bedell, G.M., & Catsman-Berrevoets, C.E. (2015). Psychometric evaluation of the Dutch language version of the Child and Family Follow-up Survey (CFFS). Developmental Neurorehabilitation, 18, 357-364. doi:10.3109/17518423.2103.850749. PMID 24304040
  8. Hwang, A., Yen, C., Liou, T., Bedell, G., Granlund, M., Teng, S., & Liao, H. (2015). Development and validation of the ICF-CY based Functioning Scale of the Disability Evaluation System - Child version (FUNDES-Child) in Taiwan. Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, 114, 1170-1180. doi:10.1016/j.jfma.2015.11.002
  9. Kang, L. J., Yen, C.F., Bedell, G., Simeonsson, R.J., Liou, T.H., Chi, W.C., Liu, S.W., Liao, H.F., & Hwang, A.W. (2015). The Chinese Version of the Child and Adolescent Scale of Environment (CASE C): Validity and reliability for children with disabilities in Taiwan. Research in Developmental Disabilities 38, 64-74. doi:10.1016/j.ridd.2014.12.019. PMID 25546296

(See personal website for additional publications).