“Switching ON Participation” : Evaluation of the measurement properties of the Switch Access Measure (SAM-2) and its potential as a clinically-informative outcome assessment for children who have complex physical disabilities.

Chief Investigator: Toan Nguyen Research Area: Improving children’s mental health and the impact of developmental disorders. Clinical Study Funding Amount: $74,598 Recipient: Novita Children’s Services Overview: Effective assistive technology (AT)

Can robotic technology assist children with cerebral palsy after botulinum toxin injection?

Chief Investigator: Associate Professor Remo Russo Research Area: Improving children’s mental health and the impact of developmental disorders. Clinical Study Funding Amount: $94,724 Recipient: Women’s and Children’s Health Network Overview:

Can LEGO® robotics therapy improve the mental health and social skills of adolescents on the autism spectrum? A Phase 1 trial

Chief Investigator: Associate Professor Parimala Raghavendra Research Area: Improving children’s mental health and the impact of developmental disorders. Community Based Study Funding Amount: $99,277 Recipient: Flinders University Overview: Nearly 40%

Overcoming drug resistance in childhood seizure and psychiatric disorders caused by potassium channels

Chief Investigator: Professor Leanne Dibbens Research Area: Improving children’s mental health and the impact of developmental disorders. Basic Science Funding Amount: $100,000 Recipient: University of South Australia Overview: Children with

Thriving in adversity: disadvantaged children performing well in school

Chief Investigator: Dr Catherine Chittleborough Research Area: Improving children’s mental health and the impact of developmental disorders.Community Based Study Funding Amount: $ 72,164 Recipient: The University of Adelaide Overview: Australian Early Development

Optimising Delivery of Trauma Therapy for Children and Adolescents with Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

Chief Investigator: Professor Reginald (Reg) Nixon Research Area: Improving children’s mental health and the impact of developmental disorders.Clinical Study Funding Amount: $74,795 Recipient: Flinders University Overview: Approximately 5-10% of youth will suffer