The overarching aim of the TIKTOC RERC is to develop and evaluate innovative Rehabilitation Strategies, Techniques and Interventions that can be incorporated into healthcare practice and the lives of individuals with disabilities in order to enhance health, participation, and employment outcomes.
Specifically, our Center will focus on optimizing decision-making and behaviors associated with health and independence among adolescents and young adults with physical, cognitive and neurodevelopmental disabilities.
Rather than promoting a diagnostic-based approach, our coordinated set of research, development, training and knowledge translation projects are guided by the World Health Organization’s International Classification Function model. In this way, technology and interventions are designed to address impairment related issues through approaches that target modifiable environmental and personal factors.
TIKTOC’s projects include 2 research projects and 4 development projects that were selected from, and informed by, a wealth of other studies and programs occurring at the University of Michigan.