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Sunny Hill  (E4P) Reviews


This page catalogs evidence informed knowledge products, resources and clinical tools

developed at or in collaboration with Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children.



Evidence for Practice (E4P) Syntheses & Tools - authored by Sunny Hill clinicians & researchers

Objective reviews of pertinent research on a particular topic, provided in a clinician-friendly format for immediate application to practice. Accompanying tools provide background information, resources to support implementation, and saved literature searches. To read more about the creation of E4Ps, see this page.

  1. Gait Trainer Effectiveness 2016 (PDF)
  2. Minnesota Handwriting Assessment Overview 2015 (PDF)
  3. Motor Considerations in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder 2015
  4. Collaborative Goal Setting with Children and Families in Rehabilitation 2014
  5. Wheelchair Provision for Children & Adults with Neuromuscular Conditions in British Columbia 2014
  6. Hypotonia Wheel and Guide – A Clinical Practice Framework for Hypotonia 2014
  7. Positioning for Children GMFCS Levels IV-V: Focus on Hip Health 2014
  8. Manual Wheeled Mobility 2013
  9. Power Mobility 2013
  10. BC Pediatric Constraint Induced Movement Therapy (CIMT) Guidelines 2013
  11. Treadmill Training for Children with Motor Impairments 2012 (PDF)
  12. Power Mobility for Infants & Preschoolers 2012 (PDF)
  13. Power Mobility for School Aged Children 2012 (PDF)
  14. Hip Displacement and Dislocation - 2011 (PDF)
  15. Pain in Children with Cerebral Palsy - 2010 (PDF)
  16. Pathological Fractures May 2007 (PDF)
  17. Knowledge Transfer 2007 (PDF) 
  18. Heterotopic Ossification 2007 (PDF) 


Environmental Scans from CADTH (Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technology in Health)

CADTH conducts environmental scans of health care practices, processes, and protocols inside and outside of Canada. Environmental scans inform decision-makers about the use of health technologies across jurisdictions, particularly with respect to practice variation and policy gaps.

CADTH Environmental Scan: Power Mobility for Preschool Children (Feburary 29, 2016)

Rapid Responses from CADTH 

The CDR Evidence Centre partners with CADTH (Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technology in Health) for rapid evidence reviews of topics relevant to Sunny Hill clinicians and families. Rapid Responses often inform more comprehensive E4Ps and can also be used as stand-alone products. CADTH’s Rapid Response Service is available to decision-makers from health ministries, health authorities, hospitals or regional and federal health care programs throughout Canada.

  1. Mirror Therapy for Children with Hemiplegia: Clinical Effectiveness (October 21, 2016)

  2. Assessment of Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing: Guidelines (August 24, 2016)

  3. Prevention and Management of Heterotopic Ossification in Patients with Acquired Brain Injury (July 28, 2016)

  4. Immersive Technologies for Neurorehabilitation: Clinical and Cost Effectiveness (July 18, 2016)

  5. Constraint Induced Movement Therapy for Children: Update of Clinical Effectiveness and Guidelines (June 16, 2016)

  6. Seating Devices for Children with Neuromuscular Diseases: Clinical Effectiveness and Guidelines (June 15, 2016)

  7. Bayley-III Screening Tool versus the Bayley-III Scales for the Assessment of Development in Infants and Toddlers: Diagnostic Accuracy and Clinical Utility (June 14, 2016)

  8. Three-ounce Water Swallow Challenge for Oropharyngeal Dysphagia: Diagnostic Accuracy and Guidelines (April 4, 2016)

  9.  Screening and Tracking Technologies for Scoliosis in Children: Clinical Effectiveness and Guidelines (March 14, 2016)

  10. Whole Body Vibration for Pediatrics: Clinical Effectiveness and Cost Effectiveness (January 15, 2016)

  11. Goal Setting Approaches for Pediatric Rehabilitation: Clinical Effectiveness and Guidelines (January 11, 2016)

  12. Cochlear Implants for Children Aged 2 Years and Younger: Comparative Clinical Effectiveness and Guidelines (December 10, 2015)

  13. Touchscreen Devices for Children with Visual Impairment: Clinical Effectiveness and Guidelines (November 25, 2015)

  14. Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing for Pediatric Patients with Dysphagia (November 12, 2015)

  15. Functional Electrical Stimulation for Pediatric Patients with Upper Limb Paralysis: Clinical Effectiveness (October 13, 2015)

  16. Prevention of Pressure Ulcers and Skin Degradation in Wheelchair Users (October 7, 2015)

  17. Hearing and Hearing Impaired Sign Language Interpreters (October 6, 2015)

  18. Active Video Gaming and Virtual Reality for Children with Cerebral Palsy: Sustained Clinical Effectiveness (September 10, 2015)

  19. School-based Telerehabilitation: Clinical Effectiveness and Guidelines (September 8, 2015)

  20. Power Mobility Technologies for Children Aged Six Years and Under with Disability or Mobility Limitation: Clinical Effectiveness and Guidelines (August 20, 2015)

  21. Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) for Children with Spinal Cord Injuries or Cerebral Palsy : Update of Review of Clinical Effectiveness (August 6, 2015)

  22. Telehealth for Autism Diagnosis in Pediatric Patients: Diagnostic Accuracy, Cost-Effectiveness and Guidelines (July 22, 2015)
  23. Telerehabilitation for Pediatric Patients with Traumatic Brain Injury: Clinical Effectiveness, Cost-Effectiveness, and Guidelines (July 17, 2015)
  24. Upper Extremity Motion Capture for Pediatric Patients with Brachial Plexus Injury: Diagnostic Accuracy and Clinical Effectiveness (June 29, 2015)
  25. Upper and Lower Extremity Robotic Therapy and Assistive Devices for Pediatric Patients with Complex Developmental Disabilities, Brain Injury, or Complex Pain Disorders: Clinical Effectiveness, Cost-Effectiveness, and Guidelines (June 18, 2015)
  26. Post-discharge Therapeutic Recreation Services for Pediatric Rehabilitation: Clinical Effectiveness (June 18, 2015)
  27. Dynavision D2 Device for Pediatric Visual-Motor Assessment & Rehabilitation: Clinical & Cost-Effectiveness (June 17, 2015)
  28. Standardized Patient Handover Tools for Allied Health Personnel in Pediatric Rehabilitation Units: Clinical Effectiveness and Guidelines (April 20, 2015)
  29. Augmentative and Alternative Communication Devices as Early Interventions for Young Children: Clinical Effectiveness (Apr. 13, 2015)
  30. Commercial Gaming Systems for Neurorehabilitation: Clinical Effectiveness (Feb. 18, 2015)
  31. Management of Pathological Fractures in Children: Guidelines (Feb. 12, 2015)
  32. Infection Control in Ambulatory Care: Guidelines (Jan. 12, 2015)
  33. Parent Advisors in Pediatric Rehabilitation: Clinical Effectiveness and Guidelines (Dec. 14, 2014)
  34. Motor Interventions for Autism Spectrum Disorder in Children: Clinical Effectiveness and Guidelines (August 19, 2014)
  35. Goal Setting Tools for Children: Clinical Effectiveness and Guidelines (January 9, 2014)
  36. Screening and Diagnostic Tools for Autism Spectrum Disorder in Children: A Review of Guidelines (July 3, 2013)

Evidence for Planning Reviews & Tools


Objective reviews of pertinent research on a particular topic, intended for use in the planning of health services delivery,

  1. Cerebral Palsy in_British Columbia 2010 (PDF) 
Last Updated: Oct 27, 2016