Western University SociologyFaculty of Social Science

Canadian Infants' Motor Abilities: A Validation of the Alberta Infant Motor Scale Normative Data

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This project involves re-evaluating the normative data of the AIMS, originally published nearly 20 years ago. We are collecting data on over 600 Canadian infants and comparing their scores with the scores of 2200 infants in the original normative data.

Funding

Research Grant: 2010-2013    Canadian Institutes of Health Research. “Canadian Infants’ Motor Abilities: A Validation of the Alberta Infant Motor Scale Normative Data.” Value: $442,271. (Co-PIs: Johanna M. Darrah, Doreen J. Bartlett, Co-Investigator: William R. Avison)

Principal Investigators

Johanna M. Darrah, PhD
Physical Therapy, Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine
University of Alberta

Doreen J. Bartlett, PhD
School of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Health Sciences The University of Western Ontario

Co-investigator

William R. Avison, PhD
Sociology, Faculty of Social Science
The University of Western Ontario

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Principal Investigator:

Johanna Darrah, Professor

Johanna Darrah
  • typical gross motor development
  • rehabilitation for developmental motor disabilities
  • physical therapy education

Doreen Bartlett, Professor
School of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Health Sciences

Doreen Bartlett
  • early motor development of infants
  • preterm birth and cerebral palsy
  • determinants of motor outcomes

djbartle@uwo.ca
519 661-2111 x82214
EC 2310
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Co-Investigators:

William R. Avison, Professor Emeritus
Scientist and Chair, Children’s Health & Therapeutics, Children’s Health Research Institute
Scientist and Assistant Director, Lawson Health Research Institute
Cross-appointed in Dept. of Paediatrics and Dept. of Epidemiology & Biostatistics

William R. Avison
  • Medical sociology
  • Social disparities in maternal and child health
  • Families experiencing stress across the life course

wavison@uwo.ca
519-661-2111 x85515
SSC 5327
office hours: by appointment
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