Still Time to Register! - Comparing Participation in Activities Among Children with Disabilities

posted Jun 7, 2012, 12:39 PM by Doug Maynard


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


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.


This live webinar presentation will air on:  June 19, 2012, 11:00am-12:00pm (EST)

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The full audio/visual recording will be posted on this page following the event.

Presenters Bio

Dr. Louise Mâsse is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at UBC, with a joint appointment with the School of Population and Public Health at UBC.  Dr. Mâsse is a level 2 scientist at the Child and Family Research Institute (CFRI). Prior to joining UBC, Dr. Mâsse was the Acting Branch Chief of the Health Promotion Research Branch at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) at the National Institute of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland.  Finally, from 1994-2001, Dr. Mâsse was an Assistant Professor at the University of Texas School of Public Health.  Dr. Mâsse’s expertise is in psychometric, physical activity, and obesity prevention.