The research team has partnered with British Wheelchair Basketball and Hillingdon Child Development Centre’s Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy team at Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust to pilot a new tool for use as an assessment and outcome measure in children’s wheelchair basketball.
The tool will serve as a baseline and outcome measure while guiding the progression of individual children in sport specific skills. A comprehensive task analysis of wheelchair basketball will be completed and the project will be based in the children’s wheelchair basketball club (6-16 years) at Brunel.
This project aims to develop and pilot a new tool for use in disability sport that can serve as an assessment and outcome measure but also a guide for progressing individual children in sport specific skills. To do so the project will include the following objectives:
- To complete a thorough and holistic task analysis of wheelchair basketball to identify key skills that children need to engage with when participating in the sport
- To identify clear steps for progression (on a numeric scale) within the sport specific skills to allow for an objective assessment and outcome measure
- To assess the clinical utility of the new tool using guidance from Smart including:
- Functionality (Does it work?)
- Practicality (Is it suitable to the environment/club?)
- Acceptability (Is it acceptable to the children, therapists and coaches?)
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Cognitive Neuroscience - Fundamental and applied research into brain function using techniques such as functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), electroencephalography (EEG), electromyography (EMG), eye-tracking, transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), transcranial direct-current stimulation (tDCS), infrared thermography together with psychophysics and cognitive behavioural paradigms in health and disease.
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Project last modified 02/07/2021