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Department of Occupational Therapy

Gary Bedell

Professor
Ph.D., O.T., FAOTA
Director, Research on Child and Adolescent Participation (ReCAAP)

Gary Bedell

Professor
Ph.D., O.T., FAOTA
Director, Research on Child and Adolescent Participation (ReCAAP)

Phone 617-627-6259
Collaborative Learning & Innovation Complex (CLIC)
574 Boston Ave, Medford, MA 02155
Education: 
Post-doctoral fellowship, Boston University
Ph.D., New York University
M.A., New York University
B.S., Tufts University
Expertise: 

Occupational Therapy, Rehabilitation Science; Activity Performance and Participation of Children, Youth and Young Adults with Disabilities; Measurement and Intervention Development and Testing

Research Interests: 

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).

Selected Publications and Presentations: 
  1. O'Rourke, C.,* Linden, M., & Bedell. G. (2019). Scoping review of interventions to promote social participation in adolescents and young adults with Neurodisability. Open Journal of Occupational Therapy. Manuscript in press.
  2. Sirois, K., Tousignant,B., Boucher, N., Achim, A.M., Beauchamp, M.H., Bedell, G., Massicotte, E., Vera-Estay, E., & Jackson, P.L. (2019). The contribution of social cognition in predicting social participation following moderate and severe TBI in youth. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, 29, 1383-1398. https://doi.org/10.1080/09602011.2017.1413987
  3. Lamash, L.,** Bedell, G., Josman, N. (2019). Participation patterns of adolescents with autism spectrum disorder compared to their peers: Parents’ perspectives. British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 1-9. https://doi.org/10.1177%2F0308022619853518
  4. Killeen, H., Shahin, S., Law, M., Bedell, G. & Anaby, D.(2019). Supporting the participation of youth with physical disabilities: Parents’ strategies. British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 82(3), 153-161 https://doi.org/10.1177/0308022618808735
  5. Wade, S.L., Bedell, G., King, J.A., Jacquin, M.,* Turkstra, L.S., Haarbauer-Krupa, J., Johnson, J., Salloum, R., & Narad., M.E. (2018). Social Participation and Navigation (SPAN) program for adolescents with acquired Brain Injury: Pilot findings. Rehabilitation Psychology, 63(3), 327-337. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/rep0000187
  6. Narad, M.E., Bedell, G., King, J.A., Johnson, Turkstra, L.S., Haarbauer-Krupa , J., Wade, S.L. (2018). Social Participation and Navigation (SPAN): Description and usability of app-based coaching intervention for adolescents with TBI. Developmental Neurorehabilitation, 21,439-448. https://doi.org/10.1080/17518423.2017.1354092
  7. 1. Tousignant, B., Jackson, P., Massicotte, E., Beauchamp, M., Achim, A., Vera-Estay, E., Bedell, G., & Sirois, K. (2018). Impact of traumatic brain injury on social cognition in adolescents and contribution of non-social cognitive functions. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, 28(3), 429-447 https://doi.org/10.1080/09602011.2016.1158114
  8. 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, 68, 111-121. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ridd.2017.07.007
  9. Golos, A.** & Bedell, G. (2018). 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, 7, 431-438. https://doi.org/10.1080/17518423.2017.1342711
  10. Bedell, G., Wade, S.L., Turkstra, L.S., & Haarbauer-Krupa, J. & King, J. (2017). Informing design of an app-based coaching intervention to promote social participation of teenagers with traumatic brain injury: Stakeholder perspectives. Developmental Neurorehabilitation, 7, 408-417. https://doi.org/10.1080/17518423.2016.1237584

    See personal website and Curriculum Vitae for additional publications, presentations, resources, and grants.