About Research

  • Collaborative research, studying innovative approaches
  • Knowledge dissemination through publications, presentations and stakeholder debriefing

Purpose and Approach of the Research Division within the COE

  • Conduct high quality quantitative and qualitative research related to emerging questions in the field of early intervention, child and youth rehabilitation for people with disabilities
  • Work with leading global educational institutions to conduct independent research
  • To guide practice using evidence based interventions
  • Present scientific findings based on our interventions within the community
  • Support expansion and growth of the CoE through evidence backed findings
  • Magnify the work done at the CoE through international presentations and publications in peer reviewed journals.

Current projects

Manipal University of Higher Education (MAHE)

- The Enabling Inclusion app® for children with disability: a retrospective longitudinal study.
- Factors affecting effective implementation of Transdisciplinary approach in rehabilitation- A scoping review.

All India Institute of Medical Sciences

- Developing a disability literacy scale for caregivers

University of Toronto

- A capacity building intervention for parents of children with disabilities in South India
- Exploring the Influence of Assistive Technology Capacity Building on Pediatric Rehabilitation Providers’ Practice in Rural South India.
- Piloting the use of a Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices (KAP) Survey to Assess the Impact of a School-Based Disability Awareness Program on Inclusion in Rural South India.
- Impact of a disability awareness program in schools in rural South India (Tenkasi District) Phase 2 of a 2022-2023 pilot study using KAP survey.
- Caregivers' perspectives of assistive technology provision in rural South India. An exploration of parental views to understand acceptance, stigma, AT impact on child & family.
- A scoping review to design and develop a module to deliver a transdisciplinary approach to early intervention in urban slums.
- Factors impacting the utilization of telerehabilitation services at ASSA.

University of British Columbia

- Promoting classroom inclusion for children with disabilities in rural India.

Utretch University’s Centre for Global Challenges

- Leveraging Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning to Scale the Enabling Inclusion® Program for Children with Disabilities in India and Globally

McGill University

- What is the difference in social capital of primary caregivers of children with neurodevelopmental disabilities at 3 months and 1 year while in the Enabling Inclusion child rehab program.
- Examining the population descriptors and outcomes of children between the ages of 13-18 yrs diagnosed with a neurodevelopmental disability receiving services from ASSA’s Enabling Inclusion child rehab program.
- A Case Series of Tele-Rehab Health Coaching Interventions in rural India
- Exploring Stakeholders Perceptions of a Global Tele-Rehabilitation Partnership Programme

Research Partner Organizations

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