Phone: (905) 525-9140 ext: 20009
Fax: (905) 524-0069
Office: Rm 436, IAHS
Briano’s research experience has been in developing measures to support clinical practice and to increase the rigour in rehabilitation research. Areas of measurement development include conventional psychometric testing of clinical assessments, classification systems and measures evaluating intervention fidelity. The aim of his research is to examine the impact of rehabilitation interventions on everyday participation and functioning of children and youth with neurodevelopmental disability (e.g., autism spectrum disorder, and cerebral palsy). Briano’s research program also engages families and other community stakeholders in community-based research approaches to address issues related to youth and young adults with neurodevelopmental disabilities transitioning into adulthood. More specific areas of interest include improving sustainable employment opportunities, social engagement and interdependent living.
Keywords: function in autism, transition to adulthood, measurement development
Dr. Di Rezze will be taking graduate students in 2018
CanChild, Centre for Childhood Disability Research
McMaster Autism Research Team (MacART)
Stewart D, Di Rezze B. (2015) The Physical Determinants of Occupation. In McColl MA, Law MC & Stewart D (Eds.). Theoretical Basis of Occupational Therapy. Thorofare NJ: SLACK Incorporated.
Di Rezze B, Rosenbaum PL, Zwaigenbaum L, Hidecker MJC, Stratford P, Cousins M, Camden C, Law M. (2016) Developing a classification system of social communication functioning of preschool children with autism spectrum disorder. Dev Med Child Neurol, 58(9), 942-948.
Gannotti, ME, Law, M, Bailes, A, O’Neil, M, Williams, U, Di Rezze, B, Expert Panel. (2016) Comparative effectiveness research and children with cerebral palsy: Identifying a conceptual framework and specifying measures. Pediatr Phys Ther, 28(1), 58-69.
Di Rezze B, Nguyen T, Mulvale G, Barr NG, Longo CJ, Randall GE. (2016) A scoping review of evaluated interventions addressing developmental transitions for youth with mental health disorders. Child Care Health Dev, 42(2), 176-187.
Volden J, Duku E, Shepherd C, Georgiades S, Bennett T, Di Rezze B, Szatmari P, Bryson S, Fombonne E, Mirenda P, Smith IM, Vaillancourt T, Waddell C, Zwaigenbaum L, Elsabbagh M, and the Pathways in ASD Study Team. (2015) Service utilization in a sample of preschool children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD): A Canadian snapshot. Paediatr Child Health, 20(8), e43-e47.
Di Rezze B, Law M, Eva K, Pollock N, & Gorter JW. (2014). Therapy behaviours in paediatric rehabilitation: essential attributes for intervention with children with physical disabilities. Disabil Rehabil, 36(1), 16-22.