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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
Associate Professor
Director, Research on Child and Adolescent Participation (ReCAAP)

Education:
PhD, New York University
MA, New York University
BS, Tufts University

Expertise:
Occupational Therapy, Activity Participation of Children and Youth with Disabilities; Measurement and Intervention Development

Scholarship / Research:
The ultimate aim of my research is to promote meaningful activity participation and quality of life of children and youth 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 am primary author of the Child and Adolescent Scale of Participation (CASP) and Child and Adolescent Scale of Environment (CASE) and co-author of the Participation and Environment Measure for Children and Youth (PEM-CY). My most recent project (Social participation And Navigation or SPAN) involves the design and testing of an intervention to promote social participation of teenagers with traumatic brain injury via college student coaches and web-based technology. (See personal website for current and past work and resources).

Selected Publications:

Bedell, G., & McDougall, J. (2013). The Child and Adolescent Scale of Environment (CASE): Further validation with youth who have chronic health conditions. Developmental Neurorehabilitation. Early on line publication. DOI: 10.3109/17518423.2103.855273

de Kloet, A.J., Berger, M., Bedell, G.M., & Catsman-Berrevoets, C.E. (2013, Early-Online). Psychometric evaluation of the Dutch language version of the Child and Family Follow-up Survey (CFFS). Developmental Neurorehabilitation. Early on line publication. DOI: 10.3109/17518423.2103.850749

McDougall, J., Bedell, G., & Wright, V. (2013). The youth report version of the Child and Adolescent Scale of Participation (CASP): Assessment of psychometric properties and comparison with parent report. Child: Care, Health and Development, 39, 512-522.

Coster, W., Law, M., Bedell, G., Liljenquist, K., Kao, YC, Teplicky, R. & Khetani, MA. (2013). School participation, supports and barriers of students with and without disabilities, Child: Care, Health and Development, 39, 535-543.

Law, M., Anaby, D, Teplicky, R., Khetani, MA, Coster, W., & Bedell, G. (2013). Participation in the home environment among children with and without disabilities. British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 76, 58-66.

Hwang, A.W., Liou, T.H., Bedell, G., Kang, L.J., Chen, W.C., Yen, C.F., & Chang, K.H. (2013). Psychometric Properties of the Child and Adolescent Scale of Participation � Traditional Chinese version. International Journal of Rehabilitation Research, 36, 211-220.

Bedell, G.span, Coster, W., Law, M., Liljenquist, K., Kao, YC, Teplicky, R., Anaby, D, & Khetani, MA (2013). Community participation, supports and barriers of school-age children with and without disabilities. Archives of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 94, 315-323.

Coster, W., & Law, M., Bedell, G., Khetani, M. Cousins, M., Teplicky, R. (2012). Development of the Participation and Environment Measure for Children and Youth (PEM-CY): Conceptual basis. Disability and Rehabilitation, 34, 238-246.

McCauley, S.R, Wilde, E.A., Anderson, V., Bedell, G., Beers, S., � & Yeates, K.O. (2012). Recommendations for the use of common outcome measures on pediatric traumatic brain injury research. Journal of Neurotrauma, 29, 678-705.

Tirella, L.G., Tickle-Degnen, L., Miller, L., & Bedell, G. (2012). Parent strategies for addressing the needs of their newly adopted child. Physical and Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics, 32, 97-110.

Bedell, G. (2012). Measurement of Social Participation. In V. Anderson, & M. Beauchamp (Eds.), Developmental Social Neuroscience and Childhood Brain Insult: Implication for Theory and Practice. New York, NY: Guilford Publications.  

Bedell, G., Khetani, M. Coster, Law, M., & Cousins, M. (2012). Measures of participation in community, social and civic life for children with disabilities. In A. Majnemer (Ed.), Measures of outcomes and their determinants for children and youth with developmental disabilities, London: Mac Kieth Press.

Khetani, M., Bedell, G.. Coster, W., Law, M., & Cousins, M. (2012). Measures of physical, social and attitudinal environmental factors for children with disabilities. In A. Majnemer (Ed.), Measures of outcomes and their determinants for children and youth with developmental disabilities, London: Mac Kieth Press.

Coster, W., Bedell, G., Law, M., Khetani, M., Teplicky, R., Liljenquist, K., Gleason, K. & Kao, Y. (2011). Psychometric evaluation of the Participation and Environment Measure for Children and Youth (PEM-CY). Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology, 53, 1030-1037.

Bedell, G., Khetani, M. Cousins, M., Coster, W., & Law, M. (2011). Parent perspectives to inform development of measures of children's participation and environment. Archives of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 9 ,765-773.

Bedell, G. (2009). Further validation of the Child and Adolescent Scale of Participation (CASP). Developmental Neurorehabilitation, 12, 342-351.

(See personal website for additional publications).