One giant LEAP for babies at risk: The process evaluation of a community-based parent delivered early intervention program (LEAP-CP) for infants at high risk of cerebral palsy in a low-resource context.

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Infants with physical disabilities have difficulties with meeting developmental milestones such as reaching and rolling, and may have other long-term health complications. To make matters worse, families in low-resource contexts, such as villages in India, often struggle to manage these infant’s disability effectively due to the high cost of healthcare, and distance from health services. To facilitate these infants to develop and grow, the Learning through Everyday Activities Program (LEAP) is an innovative initiative which trains local mothers to coach and support other mothers with an infant with a disability, in the mother’s own home. My research seeks to evaluate the roll out of LEAP to understand what worked, how, in what circumstances and for whom it was effective. Mothers providing and receiving care will be interviewed to understand their perspective. Lessons learnt from the study will directly inform how LEAP is implemented in rural communities in North Queensland.  

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Sophie Seneviratne
12 months ago

Amazing idea! Can’t wait to see how this develops.

Frank Plunkett
12 months ago

What a great idea!

Jesse Govender
12 months ago

I’m impressed

Sam Adebajo
12 months ago

This will be an awesome project!

Maddy Colquhoun
12 months ago

Looks incredible!!

Millie Bidwill
12 months ago

An amazing project and a truly passionate women to be heading it!

Lucy Pittman
12 months ago

Incredible - go nat!

Miia Leslie
12 months ago

What a great project! I'm excited to see it making a huge difference!

Felipe Walter
12 months ago

These type of early intervention programs can make such a difference, specially for infants in the "gray" zone between being delayed in their development vs potential cerebral palsy. Go for it girl!

Venkat Guntur
12 months ago

Fantastic project, all the best!

David Booth
12 months ago

Congrats on all your hard work, implementing this in rural communities around the world is a great idea!! Good luck!

Katelyn Melvin
12 months ago

This is really exciting research to hear about. Can't wait to follow your journey Nataya!

Louisa Bock
12 months ago

Sounds fantastic!

Grace Bran
12 months ago

Awesome!

Steph Lloyd
12 months ago

I love that the project is building the capacity of women to help children who can achieve so much with a little help! It will be really interesting to see the outcomes of your research, and hopefully see the project expand to more communities.

Laura Healy
12 months ago

This research is invaluable! Both its cross cultural approach and interest in development is fantastic. All the best with such influential research Natty!

Charles Pidgeon
12 months ago

this looks really cool! good job tay

Bo Wei
12 months ago

Awesome work!

Waree Bran
12 months ago

I am excited to see the real impact your research will have for real people both here in Queensland and across the whole world!

Sandi Wright
12 months ago

What an awesome project!

Andrew Luck
12 months ago

Absolutely love your heart for the disadvantaged!! I know your passion for researching and developing solutions is going to see so many lives changed :) All the best!!

Linh Vu
12 months ago

Love what you're doing, girl!

Kevin Kim
12 months ago

This is so great! Just a few small steps in helping reach crucial developmental milestones will go such a long way for every child! I really love it!

Tamara Ware
12 months ago

So excited for how this will empower women and children in so many disadvantaged contexts!

Dulsara Munasinghe
12 months ago

Super impressive work Nat! You're changing the world!

Lisa Lloyd
12 months ago

An invaluable project to provide early intervention!

Sean Tran
12 months ago

Amazing project lead by a strong and passionate OT!

Matt Loten
12 months ago

Sounds like a fascinating project, best of luck!

Chataar O.
12 months ago

<3

Doug Jeaymes
12 months ago

Incredible! So excited to see what comes of this :)

Atiyeh Vaezipour
12 months ago

Good Luck

Alina Kassam
12 months ago

Amazing project!

Stephanie Gederts
12 months ago

You're amazing - keep doing what you're doing. Can't wait to see what the future holds for you girl!

Andrian Liem
12 months ago

Impactful project!

Iva Iafeta
12 months ago

Awesome project! Best of luck!

Jane Chiu
12 months ago

This is such an awesome project! Can't wait to see what comes out of this :)

Samantha Duncan
12 months ago

What a fantastic project that will serve both Australian and international communities!

Jaime IV Manalo
12 months ago

Well done!!! Kudos to you!

Carole Armstrong
12 months ago

Excellent idea for mums to help each other, what a wonderful project

Kate Pidgeon
12 months ago

What a hero! This is such a fabulous idea and undoubtedly great execution! Well done Tay!

Agnieszka Davis
12 months ago

Wonderful idea!!!

W Branjerdporn
12 months ago

Keep it up!!

Grace McKellar
12 months ago

Good luck mate! This research will be so valuable!

Nataya Branjerdporn
12 months ago

Thank you everyone for your OVERWHELMING support and encouragement! Only 5 days of voting to go!!

Frank Thomson
12 months ago

All the best

Sahapat Barusrux
12 months ago

great done

Sue Williams
12 months ago

Good Luck! A great cause.

Mandy Green
12 months ago

Good luck - you are the best person for the job!!

Khandakar Faisal Ibn Murad
12 months ago

...a noble heart!
....go ahead girl!!!

Daniel Huynh
11 months ago

What a fantastic project!!!

Christine Fittock
11 months ago

Hope it all goes well.

Kaitlyn Matters
11 months ago

All the best and hope everything works out . Awesome Project

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I am a PhD Candidate with the Queensland Cerebral Palsy and Rehabilitation Research Centre, and Occupational Therapy (Honours)/Diploma of Global Issues graduate from the University of Queensland. I...

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