CARE PLAY: Community And REsearch PLAYing together using physical literacy knowledge translation tools targeting children with disabilities in Quebec

Children with disabilities participate less than their peers in physical activities, and their levels of physical activity are often below the minimum recommended for a healthy development. A comprehensive approach to address physical activity is ‘physical literacy’ (PL). PL builds on basic movement skills as well as child confidence, motivation, understanding and valuing, to ensure sustainability of active physical behaviors.

Our previous work shows that PL is being applied in different contexts (e.g., education, sports) over the last decade in Canada. However, its use and implementation vary across provinces, and is still limited for children with disabilities, as perceived by the healthcare providers across Canada. This warrants a further investigation to map the challenges and resources, specific to each province, in the access and delivery of PL programs. Therefore, this project aims at:

  1. Validating the knowledge and use of PL programs in QC
  2. Identifying existing resources related to PL for children with disabilities in Quebec, and
  3. Bringing partners together to propose PL promotion for children with disabilities in QC

 Milestones:

  1. Ethics approval and recruitment
  2. E-Delphi Process
  3. Data Analysis
  4. Knowledge Translation strategies: Stakeholders forum, manuscript and briefs preparation

Last update: May first, 2019

Global progress
Ethics approval and recruitment
E-Delphi Process
Data Analysis
Knowledge Translation strategies: Stakeholders forum, manuscript and briefs preparation
Partners
Team members

In alphabetical order

France Beauregard, Principal investigator|Faculty of Education, Université de Sherbrooke, CRIR

Jérémie Brisebois, Principal partner|Director, Sport and development Défi sportif AlterGo

Shikha Saxena, PhD., PT| McGill University, School of Physical and Occupational Therapy

Keiko Shikako-Thomas, Principal investigator|McGill University, School of Physical and Occupational Therapy, CRIR

Robert Simpson, Collaborator|Physical education teacher, MAB-Mackay School

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