BRIGHT Coaching: A Developmental Coach System to Empower Families of Preschoolers with Developmental Delays


The Research Team

Healthy children develop critical skills during the preschool years. But children with developmental delays may struggle in the development of such skills. For parents, accessing the best diagnostic and interventional care and the best services during this important period of their child’s development is often difficult. This study asks whether a standardized and nationally available online education tool and coaching resource is feasible and helpful to parents as their preschool child transitions to school entry.

Research theme:
BRIGHT Futures: Projects that will redesign health care services to be more responsive to family needs

Age range: 
1 ½ to 4  ½ years of age (18 to 54 months) 

Start date:
January 2017

Principal Investigators: 
Dr. Annette Majnemer, McGill University Health Centre
Dr. Maureen O'Donnell, Child Health BC


Profile: Meet Dr. Annette Majnemer

"When Dr. Annette Majnemer first took on the newly-created role of Vice-Dean of Education for the Faculty of Medicine at McGill University in January 2016, she admits the sheer scale of the undertaking was a little daunting." Read more in Med e-News.


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