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Jooay App: Promoting Participation of Children with Disabilities

  • UQAM, Pavillon St-Denis 1290 Rue Saint-Denis Montréal, QC, H2X 3J6 Canada (map)

Seminar hosted by ComSanté, Centre de recherche sur la communication et la santé

Participation in sports and leisure activities is an important component of child development, but engagement of children with disabilities remains limited compared to children of the same age. Families and health professionals indicated that access to information on available resources is an essential factor facilitating participation. Families further expressed that a strong social support system improves children's participation in leisure. It is in this context that two researchers from McGill University created Jooay, a free mobile and web-based application offering a repository of adapted or inclusive leisure activities for children with disabilities available across Canada. Jooay is also an online support community allowing the exchange of advice and experiences. The research activities of this project are aimed at (1) mapping the patterns of Behavior Change among Jooay users; (2) identifying the best strategies for disseminating information about adapted leisure and (3) implementing and evaluating methods to optimize the use of this technology. The information gathered through the mobile application will also be used to inform policy and community change. 


Date : February 22nd 2018, from 12:30 PM to 1:45 PM
Speakers : Annette Majnemer, professor, McGill University; Keiko Shikako-Thomas, assistant professor, McGill University.
Building : UQAM's Pavillon Saint-Denis (AB), Montreal
Room: AB-7015


Free activity, but your registration is required.

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