Dr. Mary Khetani
Mary Khetani, ScD, OTR is a tenured Associate Professor with a primary appointment in the Department of Occupational Therapy, University of Illinois at Chicago. She contributes to graduate courses in problem-based learning, pediatric processes of care, and rehabilitation science. Dr. Khetani also directs the Children’s Participation in Environment Research Lab (CPERL). CPERL has been continuously funded since 2012 to conduct multi-site and interdisciplinary research that advances early childhood intervention. CPERL focuses on harnessing technology to build, test, and apply innovative tools that can accelerate family-centred and participation-focused pediatric (re)habilitation for individuals, organizations, and service systems. She has benefited from the partnership with CanChild for close to a decade to support research and product development activities, beginning with collaboration on the Young Children's Participation and Environment Measure (YC-PEM).
Areas of Focus
childhood disability, participation, environment, early childhood
The Participation and Environment Project is a collaboration between researchers in the United States and Canada.
The Participation and Environment Measure for Children and Youth (PEM-CY): An innovative measure for home, school and community
The Participation and Environment Measure for Children and Youth, or the PEM-CY, is a new measurement tool designed to help parents, service providers and researchers better understand the participation of children and youth.
This current In Brief includes more details about what we learned from parents about their child’s participation and the impact of the environment on participation.
This current In Brief includes more details about what we did to evaluate whether the PEM-CY provides consistent information about participation and actually measures what we want it to measure.