Presentations and publications

At The Children's Trust we aim to disseminate all our research projects to a wider audience through presentations and publications. We submit abstracts to conferences and have had a number of poster and oral presentations accepted.

We have also recently had some of work published in the following publications:       

Kelly, G. Dunford, C. Forsyth, R. Kavčič, (2018) The challenge of accurately predicting the outcome of goals set by children and their families during residential rehabilitation following paediatric acquired brain injury.  Child: Care, Health and Development.

Kelly G, Burrough M, Moys R (2018) Facilitating evidence-based clinical decision making in upper limb rehabilitation Children, Young people and Families Occupational Therapy Journal, 22 (2)

Keetley R, Kelly L, Whitehouse WP, Thomas S, Bennett E, Chow G, Fletcher A, Williams J (2018) Early discharge and rehabilitation in paediatric acquired brain and neurological injury: a transferable model. Archives of Disease in Childhood - Education and Practice Published Online First. doi: 10.1136/archdischild-2018-315096

Kelly, G. and Shanley, Functional electrical stimulation to improve upper limb function in a child with an acquired brain injury: A single case experimental design study. International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation (early online)

Davis, K. Carter, S. Myers, E. & Rocca, N. (2018) Health and emotional well-being matters: health promotion program for Children and Young people with PMLD and complex health care needs. Nursing Children and Young People

Kelly G and Shanley J. (2018) Using single case experimental design in physiotherapy research.  Association of Paediatric Chartered Physiotherapists Journal

2019 Presentations

2018 Presentations

  • CountMeIn! (15–16 October 2018, Brunel University London)
  • International Paediatric Brain Injury Symposium (26–28 September 2018, Belfast Northern Ireland)
  • Physiotherapy Research Society Conference 2018 (19 October 2018, Birmingham UK)
  • 30th European Academy of Childhood Disability Conference (28-31 May, Tbilisi Georgia)
  • World Congress for Neurorehabilitation (7–10 February 2018, Mumbai India)

2017 Presentations

  • CYPF Conference: Broadening Horizons (9 November, Leeds UK)
  • Association of Paediatric Chartered Physiotherapists conference (3-4 November, Cardiff UK)
  • The Second International Conference on Paediatric Acquired Brain Injury (20-23 September, Rome Italy)
  • Frontiers in Traumatic Brain Injury (13-14 July, Imperial College London)
  • 29th European Academy of Childhood Disability Conference, 17-20 May, Amsterdam The Netherlands)
  • BPNA Conference (11-13 January, Cambridge UK)

2016 Presentations

  • Evidence Informed Practice: A Space to Think - CYPF Conference (11 November Coventry UK)

Poster presentations are available to download below


PhysiotherapyUK conference in Birmingham - 1st and 2nd November 2019

Increasing participation in sports based activities in children and young people with acquired brain injury
Natasha Watson, Gemma Kelly, Joanne Harbinson, Mairi Kennedy

Rhythmic Auditory Stimulation in gait rehabilitation for children and young people following severe acquired brain injury
Kelly, G., Hamilton, C. and Pool, J. PhD

Determining the best practice for serial casting to increase ankle range of movement following Botulinum Toxin injections in children with Acquired Brain Injury
Rachel Garrod, Gemma Kelly, Vijay Palanivel, Sammy Randall


European Academy of Childhood Disability - 23-25 May 2019

Speech and language therapy needs of children and young people with severe acquired brain injury on admission and discharge to a neurorehabilitation unit
Deborah Wilkinson, Gemma Kelly, Colin Hamilton and Helen Johnson

Rhythmic Auditory Stimulation in gait rehabilitation for children and young people following severe acquired brain injury
Kelly, G., Hamilton, C. and Pool, J. PhD

The Participation Ripple Effect: implementing pathways and resources for engagement and participation (PREP) in children's neurorehabilitation
Melanie Burrough

Facilitating Relationships Through Play: the use of video enhanced reflective practice in a neurorehabilitation setting
Birgitta Norton (Senior Specialist Educational Psychologist), Dr Liz Roberts (Specialist Educational Psychologist)

Promoting Feeding Following an Acquired Brain Injury: the use of video interaction guidance
Birgitta Norton (Senior Specialist Educational Psychologist), Dr Liz Roberts (Specialist Educational Psychologist)

Long Term Participation Outcomes of Children and Young People with Severe Acquired Brain Injury: a scoping review 
Dr Lorna Wales, Dr Kathy Davis, Gemma Kelly, Helen Lynott


CountMeIn! 2018 - 15 & 16 October

The Participation Ripple Effect: Implementation experiences in action
Melanie Burrough

Experiences of using a structured approach for assessment and goal-setting with children & young people with profound & multiple learning disabilities: a step towards increasing participation
Emily Frost


International Paediatric Brain Injury Symposium 27 & 28 September 2018

Using Narrative Approaches to Support Children and Young People with Acquired Brain Injuries
Elizabeth Roberts, Alison Perkins, Louise Owen, Gemma Costello, Laura Carrol, Birgitta Norton & Amanda Davies


Physiotherapy Research Society Conference 2018

Development of an evidence informed upper limb guidelines for children with acquired brain injuries
Gemma Kelly, Melanie Burrough & Ruth Moys

Regaining independent mobility doesn't always mean a full physical recovery: the presence of high level physical difficulties in children with moderate-severe acquired brain injuries
Gemma Kelly, Dr Kathy Davies & Dr Lorna Wales


World Congress for Neurorehabilitation 2018

Functional outcomes after acquired brain injury in childhood: which domains show the most progress?
Dr Lorna Wales, Dr Kathy Davis & Gemma Kelly


CYPF Conference: Broadening Horizons 2018

Development of a Pathway for Children and Young People with a Prolonged Disorder of Consciousness at The Children's Trust
Helle Mills, Sue Mobbs, Jo Harbinson, Dr Jonathan Pool & Helen Johnson

"The Evidence Says, We Do..." Upper Limb Bimanual Therapy for Children/Young People with Acquired Brain Injury
Amy Wright, Lorna Wales & Gemma Kelly


Association of Paediatric Chartered Physiotherapists conference in Cardiff, 3-4 November 2017

Predicting mobility goal attainment for children and young people with acquired brain injuries in residential rehabilitation: do physiotherapists get it right?
Gemma Kelly, Carolyn Dunford, Helle Mills & Rebecca O'Mahoney

It's a different sort of tiredness: fatigue as a long term consequence of Acquired Brain Injury
Rachel Garrod, Lorna Wales, Tim Grove & Helle Mills


The Second International Conference on Paediatric Acquired Brain Injury, Rome, Italy, 20-23 September 2017

Bringing about functional change following paediatric acquired brain injury (ABI)
Anisha Desia, Karen Cundy & Lorna Wales

Taking care of myself after a stroke: outcomes of rehabilitation
Kathy Davis & Lorna Wales

Aiming High: increased participation after return to school with high-level difficulties after acquired brain injury
Karen Cundy & Katy James


Frontiers in Traumatic Brain Injury 13-14 July 2017

Retrain My Brain
Dr Jenny Jim, Dr Laura Carroll, Dr Jonathan Pool, Helen Johnson & Jo Lloyd


European Academy of Childhood Disability Conference, 17-20 May 2017

Occupational performance needs of children and young people with acquired brain injury
L Wales, F Benford, M Burrough & C Dunford, UK

Functional electrical stimulation in upper limb rehabilitation for children with acquired brain injuries: a single case experimental design
G Kelly & J Shanley, UK 

Identification of long term needs and late effects in paediatric acquired brain injury (ABI) — a collaborative approach
A Desai, L Wales & K James, UK


BPNA Conference

The Late Effects of Pea-diatric Acquired Brain Injury

Evidence Informed Practice: A Space to Think - CYPF Conference   

Engaging busy clinicians in evidence informed practice

Development of a Systemic Self-Harm Pathway in a Paediatric Neurorehabilitation Setting

A Reflective Case Review: re-learning handwriting after a traumatic brain injury

Cognitive Therapy Outcome Measures: do they capture clinical change for children and young people with Acquired Brain Injury?

We don't just want an app: information needs of children and youth with an acquired brain injury
Lorna Wales, Ian Ray, Clair Cobbold, Carolyn Dunford

NIFT-Y Neuropsychological Integrated Formulation Model for use in paediatric and adult ABI
Jenny Jim, Heather Lizziard

SNAP 1 & 2: Post-acute Systematic Neuropsychological Assessment Profiles for paediatric and adult ABI
Heather Lizziard, Jenny Jim

"Much your lunch!" an innovative song-based interdisciplinary bespoke intervention for eating/drinking problems

"Now that's what I call Tadworth!" a multidisciplinary, music group facilitating peer-to-peer interaction between girls with Rett Syndrome

Brief Group Music Therapy for acquired brain injury, cognition and emotional needs Developing Awareness Measures for Working with Children and Youth with Prolonged Disorders of Consciousness


The Children’s Trust Research Advisory Committee Progress Report April 2018

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The Children’s Trust Research Advisory Committee Progress Report April 2018

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