Here you can find information about research and evaluation projects that are currently happening at SSCY Centre, or with our colleagues across Canada!
- Our FASD Centre is part of a cross-Canada project to confirm whether certain functional issues may be particularly common in children with neurodevelopmental disabilities. By comparing and contrasting individuals affected by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), and Cerebral Palsy (CP), it is hoped that the study will show that all three patient groups have similar patterns of brain impairment and could benefit from similar treatment recommendations and interventions. The information gathered will also be useful in determining the risk factors and prevalence of the disorders regionally, as well as providing valuable information to communities and governments to improve service provision and support for individuals and families impacted by these disorders across Canada.
- One of our colleagues in the Manitoba FASD Network is doing interviews with parents of children with FASD to learn about their experiences of managing family well-being. The goal of her project is to help increase understanding of family experiences and what type of supports families need. Please view her poster for more information and to learn how to join.
- In Halifax, our colleagues are trying to learn more about sleep problems in children with ADHD, CP and FASD. Please view their poster or visit their website for more information and to learn how to join their project.
- Our FASD Centre is doing a project to describe the developmental profile of preschool children with FASD seen by the Manitoba FASD Centre over the past 11 years. We will describe the demographic, language and motor/sensory profiles of children under 5 who have been seen at the Manitoba FASD Centre. We will also be looking at any behavioral difficulties identified in preschoolers seen at the Manitoba FASD Centre. We are engaging in this research in the hopes that it will help us to better understand and identify preschool presentations, support earlier diagnosis, and facilitate appropriate interventions at young ages.