CHILD

CHILD’s primary objective is to develop and apply new scientific knowledge of life situations for children who need extra support.

Objectives

Contact

Researchleader:
Mats Granlund
Researchcoordinator:
Cecilia Allegrind

CHILD stands for Children, Health, Intervention, Learning and Development -- five key areas of focus. CHILD aims to develop and apply new scientific knowledge of life situations and measures for children who need extra support. Through the application of this knowledge, CHILD intends to ultimately provide these children with the necessary support to live meaningful lives within society, spanning both everyday environments (such as the family, pre-school, and school) and interactions with providers of support (such as those within healthcare and habilitation services). In addition, CHILD aspires for its research to continue the organization’s established role as an international innovator, particularly regarding the ICF-CY’s health classification system and, by extension, facilitating children’s participation in everyday life.

Research

News

  • Traditional nailing ceremony within disability research

    3/9/2016
    PhD-student Lena Olsson literally nails her doctoral thesis "Children with mild intellectual disability and their families - needs for support, service utilization and experiences of support" to the wall at the School of Health and Welfare on March 18. All are welcome!

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  • Podcast on Participation Research
    3/9/2016
    Participation concerning children with disabilities and interventions is the theme of a paper that is being discussed in a podcast by the journal Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology. CHILD-professor Mats Granlund is one of the authors of the paper.
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  • Are you up to date with CHILD's research projects?
    1/21/2016
    At present , CHILD's researchers are running more than 30 research projects. Now we have updated this web site with information in English about our projects.
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ICF and ICF-CY, the WHO’s health classification systems, are central to a number of projects. At present, CHILD’s researchers are running more than 30 research projects. These projects are often interdisciplinary, involving collaboration between the fields of education, psychology, health care sciences, special education, and disability research. As a result, many complex issues are examined through a multi-dimensional perspective; CHILD’s interdisciplinary approach allows different viewpoints to intersect, contrast, complement, and, ultimately, become enriched by each other. CHILD’s present research profile connects approximately 40 professors, senior researchers, and doctoral students. These members of the CHILD group publish frequently in international peer-reviewed journals (50+ published articles annually) as well as contribute chapters to internationally edited books.

International and national collaborations

CHILD is associated with the Swedish Institute for Disability Research (SIDR), a leading European program in disability research cooperating between the universities of Jönköping, Linköping, and Örebro. CHILD also maintains extensive international collaborations, coordinating and participating in a number of international and EU-based projects on a perennial basis. CHILD’s active international network includes research in Europe, North America, South Africa, Australia, and Asia. This international collaboration also involves masters education, including Interventions in Childhood—a program at Jönköping University.

Content updated 2016-01-21