Department of Occupational
574 Boston Ave.
Medford, MA 02155
Professor and Chair
Director, Research on Child and Adolescent Participation (ReCAAP)
Post-doctoral fellowship, Boston University
PhD, New York University
MA, New York University
BS, Tufts University
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):
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
(See personal website
for additional publications).