Publications and Presentations

In 2020, we made three short videos from the material that wasn’t used in the primary video. Hunter, Mussa, Marshall, and their families reflect on what everyday life is like when you communicate non-verbally.

In 2019, we created an award-winning video (link) that shows how technology opens doors for individuals who communicate non-verbally. It also highlights the development of the English language C-BiLLT!

Our friends in Norway published a paper about the psychometric properties of the Norwegian C-BiLLT. Importantly, they also show that access method doesn’t impact an individual’s test performance. Check it out here

Poster presented at the Kids Brain Health Network Conference (KBHN), Virtual Conference, 2020

Transitioning to online research study visits for the validation of an accessible language assessment test - S. Elmansy, J. Bootsma, D. McCauley, A. Fan, S. Hopmans, J. Geytenbeek, O. Kraus de Camargo, J.W. Gorter.

See poster here.

Link for the video.

The importance of tracking language development in children with severe cerebral palsy with reliable and valid methods, Letter to the editor, published in Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, 2019

Jael Bootsma, Johanna Geytenbeek and Jan Willem Gorter wrote a letter to the editor of Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology to stress the importance of reliable assessment of cognitive abilities such as language comprehension in children with severe impairments. Read the letter here

Poster presented at the European Academy of Childhood Disability (EACD), Paris, France in May 2019.

The implementation of a tailored language assessment for children with (severe) motor impairments.

Jael N. Bootsma, Kristine Stadskleiv, Sara Fiske, Kim J. Oostrom, Jan Willem Gorter, Olaf Kraus de Camargo, Johanna J. Geytenbeek.

Download here.

Poster presented at the McMaster Pediatrics Child Health Research Day, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada 2019

Involving Children in the Cross-Cultural Adaptation Process of an Accessible Language Comprehension Assessment Instrument

Jael .N. Bootsma, Olaf Kraus de Camargo,  Jan Willem Gorter, Johanna J. Geytenbeek, Kim J. Oostrom, Dayle McCauley, Sarah N. Hopmans.

Download here.

CP-NET Science and Family Day, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, October 2018

The C-BiLLT was presented by Jael Bootsma (PhD candidate) and Sarah Hopmans (RC) as an exhibit at the Annual CP-NET Science and Family Day.