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Chia-Yu Lin

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(905) 525-9140 ext. 26842


Chia-Yu Lin is the Project Coordinator for the "Back to-Play Study" (Safely Returning Children and Youth to Activity after Concussion), funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. The goal of this project is to evaluate the innovative evidence-based concussion management guidelines for children and youth with a mild traumatic brain injury (concussion) to examine if guideline compliance improves outcomes after concussion or not. Chia-Yu has coordinated multiple projects for CanChild, including the ABI Trajectories Project (a long-term follow up study of children and youth and their families after acquired brain injury), the Participation and Environment Knowledge Hub project (a knowledge translation project), and the Autism Classification System of Functioning: Social Communication (a measurement development and validation study). Chia-Yu has a background in Kinesiology and a Master's degree in Rehabilitation Science from McMaster University.

Areas of Focus

Brain Injury, Knowledge Translation, Qualitative Research


ABI Trajectories

Trajectories and Consequences: Long-term follow-up of children and youth and their families after acquired brain injury.

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Establishing Valid Criteria for Classification of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury in Children

What are the criteria that distinguish children with a MTBI from those with moderate and severe injuries?

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Participation and Environment Project

The Participation and Environment Project is a collaboration between researchers in the United States and Canada.

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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.

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How Parents View Their Child’s Participation and Environment: Creating a Foundation for the PEM-CY

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.

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Concussion/Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Guideline Brochures

Child specific Return to Activity guidelines, which are more conservative than adult guidelines, were developed to guide management when youth sustain a concussion.

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