We at the Children’s Participation and Environment Research Lab (CPERL) care about advancing client-centered care and outcomes in pediatric rehabilitation. Lab members harness technology to build innovative tools that can accelerate family-engaged and participation-focused care planning and outcomes monitoring with individuals, organizations, and service systems that need quality common data elements to conduct patient-centered research for continuous quality improvement.

On this website, you can find information on the types of rewarding multi-site and interdisciplinary research projects we engage in and disseminate, the diverse talents of team members and collaborators, and our contact information if you want more information or wish to apply for a mentored training experience in our lab. Thank you for your interest in our work!

Congratulations to a lab alumna!

One of our CPERL members, Heather Lim, has graduated in December and will begin her graduate study in occupational therapy. Heather was an undergraduate research intern since the beginning of CPERL Chicago in June 2016. She has been an integral part of the team....

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Lessons Learned (and Published)

We are excited to announce our latest publication, titled Community engagement to pilot electronic patient-reported outcomes (e-PROs) in early intervention: Lessons learned, in the Journal of Clinical and Translational Science.

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Next Phase of PEM+ Development Published

This just in!  We are pleased to announce that our paper reporting on the feasibility of PEM+, a new e-health tool, has been accepted for publication in the American Journal of Occupational Therapy (AJOT). Here we describe the initial usability of the tool by parents...

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