TRAIL Lab - Publications

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At the TRAIL lab, we conduct research and knowledge translation activities related to inclusion of children and youth with disabilities at school, work and in the community. Our work aims to transform care and accelerate knowledge. Below are links to some of our published research.


Selected Recent Publications

Dr. Lindsay has over 120 peer-reviewed publications. You can also click to see Dr. Lindsay's publications on Google Scholar or request a copy through research gate.

2019 / in press

Lindsay S. Accessible and inclusive transportation for youth with disabilities: Developing innovative solutions. Disability & Rehabilitation (early online)

Lindsay S. Five approaches to qualitative comparison groups in health research. Qualitative Health Research 29(3):455-468.

Lindsay S, Ramptertab L, Curran C. Therapy through play: Advancing the role of robotics in paediatric rehabilitation. Everyday Technologies in Health Care, C. Hayre, D. Muller, M. Scherer (Editors), CRC press.

Sally Lindsay, Joanne Leck, Winny Shen, Elaine Cagliostro, Jennifer Stinson, (2019) "A framework for developing employer’s disability confidence", Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal, Vol. 38 Issue: 1, pp.40-55, https://doi.org/10.1108/EDI-05-2018-0085

Lindsay S. Exploring the value of qualitative comparison groups in rehabilitation research: Lessons from youth with disabilities transitioning into work. Enhancing Health Care and Rehabilitation: The Impact of Qualitative Research. C. Hayre, D. Muller (Editors), CRC Press: Taylor & Francis.

Lindsay S, Cagliostro E, McAdams L. Meaningful vocations for youth with muscular dystrophy and other neuromuscular disorders. Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy (in press)

Cassiani C, Stinson J, Lindsay S. E-mentoring for youth with physical disabilities preparing for employment: A content analysis of support exchanged between participants of a mentored and a non-mentored group. Disability & Rehabilitation (in press, senior author)

Lindsay S, Cagliostro E, Leck J, Shen W, Stinson J. Employers’ perspectives of including young people with disabilities in the workforce, disability disclosure and providing accommodations. Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation (early online) DOI: 10.3233/JVR-180996

Lindsay S, Lamptey D, Cagliostro E, Srikanthan D, Mortaji N, Karon L. A systematic review of post-secondary transition programs for youth with disabilities. Disability & Rehabilitation (in press)

Lindsay S, Cagliostro E, Leck J, Shen W, Stinson J. Disability disclosure and workplace accommodations among youth with disabilities. Disability & Rehabilitation (in press)

Lindsay S, Lamptey D. Pedestrian and public transit training interventions for youth with disabilities: A systematic review. Disability & Rehabilitation (in press)

Lindsay S, Cagliostro E, Albarico M, Mortaji N, Srikathan D. Gender matters in the transition to employment for young adults with physical disabilities. Disability & Rehabilitation 41(3):319-332.

Paniccia A, Colquohoun H, Kirsh B, Lindsay S. Youth and young adults with acquired brain injury transition towards work-related roles: A qualitative study Disability & Rehabilitation(senior author).

Lindsay S, Cagliostro E, Carafa G. (2018) A systematic review of workplace disclosure and accommodations processes for youth and young adults with disabilities. Disability & Rehabilitation 40(25): 2971-2986.

Lamptey D, Cagliostro E, Srikanthan D, Dief S, Hong S, Lindsay S. Assessing the impact of an adapted robotics program on interest in STEM among children with disabilities. International Journal of Disability, Development and Education (in press, trainee publication)

2018

Lindsay S, Cagliostro E, Albarico M, Mortaji N, Karon L. (2018) Systematic review of the benefits of hiring people with disabilities Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation 28(4): 634-655.

Lindsay S, Cagliostro E, Carafa G. (2018) A systematic review of workplace disclosure and accommodations processes for youth and young adults with disabilities. Disability & Rehabilitation 40(25): 2971-2986.

Lindsay S, Kolne K, Cagliostro E. (2018) Systematic review of e-mentoring programs and interventions for youth with disabilities. Journal of Medical Internet Research: Pediatrics & Parenting 1(2): e11679.

Lindsay S, Chan E, Cancelliere S, Mistry M. (2018) Exploring how volunteer work shapes occupational potential among youths with and without disabilities. A qualitative comparison. Journal of Occupational Science 25(3): 322-336.

Lindsay S, Cagliostro E, Albarico M, Srikathan D, Mortaji N. (2018) Systematic review of the role of gender in finding and maintaining employment among youth and young adults with disabilities. Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation28(2): 232-251.

Lindsay S, Cagliostro E, Carafa G. (2018) A systematic review of barriers and facilitators of disability disclosure in post-secondary education among youth with disabilities. International Journal of Disability, Development &Education 65(5): 526-556.

Lindsay S. (2018) Spaces of well-being among young adults with physical disabilities transitioning to adult health. Disability & Health11(1): 149-154.

Lindsay S, Cancelliere S. (2018) A model for developing disability confidence. Disability & Rehabilitation40(18): 2122-2131.

LindsayS,Lam A. (2018) Types of play in an adapted robotics program for children with disabilities. Disability & Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology 13(3): 263-270.

Lindsay S, Kolne K, Cagliostro E. Electronic Mentoring Programs and Interventions for Children and Youth With Disabilities: Systematic Review. JMIR Pediatr Parent 2018;1(2):e11679

Morales E, Lindsay S, Edwards G, Howell L, VincentC, Yantzi N, Gautheir V. (2018) Addressing challenges for youths with mobility disabilities in winter conditions. Disability & Rehabilitation 40(1): 21-27.

Stanley C,Lindsay S, Parker K, Kawamura A, Zubairi M. (2018) The value of feedback of standardized patients and patient facilitators in enhancing reflection during the process of building a simulation. Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions 38(3): 184-189.

Hartman L, McPherson A, Maxwell J, Lindsay S. (2018) Exploring the ICF as a framework to inform transition programs from pediatric to adult health care. Developmental Neurorehabilitation 21(5): 312-325. (senior author)

2017

Lindsay S, Stinson J, Stergiou-Kita M, Leck J. (2017) Improving transition to employment for youth with physical disabilities: Protocol for a peer electronic mentoring intervention. Journal of Medical Internet Research Protocolshttps://www.researchprotocols.org/2017/11/e215/

Stergiou-Kita M, Zie X, Hau Y,Lindsay S. (2017) Stigma and discrimination amongst working age cancer survivors: A scoping review and recommendations for occupational therapists. Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy84(3): 178-188.

Lindsay S, McAdam L, Mahenderin T. (2017) Enablers and barriers of men with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy transitioning from an adult clinic within a pediatric hospital. Disability & Health10(1): 73-79.

Lindsay S. (2017) A systematic review of experiences of factors affecting driving and motor vehicle transportation among youth with autism spectrum disorder. Disability & Rehabilitation 39(9): 837-846.

Lindsay S, Stoica A. (2017) A systematic review of factors affecting driving and public transportation among youth and young adults with acquired brain injury. Brain Injury 31(10):1257-1269.

Lindsay S, Hounsell K. (2017) Adapting a robotics program to enhance participation and interest in STEM among children with disabilities. Disability & Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology 12(7): 694-704.

Lindsay S, McPherson A, Maxwell. (2017) School-work transitions among youth with spina bifida: Perspectives from youth, their parents and health care providers. Disability & Rehabilitation 39(7): 647-652.

Lindsay S, Hounsell K, Cassiani C. (2017) A scoping review of LEGO® therapy interventions for children with autism. Disability & Health10(2): 173-182.

Lindsay S. (2017) Enablers and barriers affecting motor vehicle transportation for youth with physical disabilities. In Physical Disabilities and Quality of Life, Nova Science Publishers.

Lindsay S, Duncanson M, Niles-Campbell N, McDougall C, Diederichs S, Menna-Dack D. (2017) Applying an ecological framework to understand transition pathways to post-secondary education for youth with disabilities. Disability & Rehabilitation 40(3): 277-286.

Lindsay S,Goodfellow A, Stergiou-Kita, Kirsh B, Lero D. (2017) Inclusionary business practices for recruiting and retaining people with disabilities: A scoping review. Physical Disabilities: Perspectives, Risk Factors and Quality of Life, Nova Science Publishers. (Invited).

Lindsay S, Stinson J, Stergiou-Kita M, Leck J. Improving Transition to Employment for Youth With Physical Disabilities: Protocol for a Peer Electronic Mentoring Intervention. JMIR Res Protoc 2017;6(11):e215.

Hanif S, Peters H, McDougall C, Lindsay S. (2017) A systematic review of vocational interventions for youth with disabilities. Research in Social Science and Disability, vol. 10: 175-196. [senior author]

Gulfi A, Pierart G, Scozzari E, Tetreault S, Desmarais C, Lindsay S. (2017) La collaboration entre les familles migrantes d’enfants en situation de handicap et les intervenants sociaux qui les accompagnent: entre defies a relever et resources mobilsees. Swiss Journal of Social Work 19: 73-90.

2016

Lindsay, S. (2016) Child and youth experiences and perspectives of living with cerebral palsy: A qualitative systematic review. Child: Care, Health & Development 42(2): 153-175.

Lindsay S, Cruickshank H, McPherson A, Maxwell J. (2016) Implementation of an inter-agency transition model for youth with spina bifida. Child: Care, Health & Development42(2): 203-212.

Lindsay S. (2016) A scoping review of the experiences, benefits and challenges of volunteering among youth and young adults with a disability. Disability & Rehabilitation 38(16): 1533-1546.

Lindsay S, Hartman L, Fellin M. (2016) A systematic review of mentorship interventions to improve school and work outcomes for youth with disabilities. Disability & Rehabilitation 38(14): 1329-1349.

Depape A, Lindsay S. (2016) Lived experiences from the perspectives of individuals with autism spectrum disorder: A qualitative meta-synthesis. Focus on Autism and other Developmental Disorders31(1):60-71. [senior author]

Lindsay S, Proulx M, Maxwell J, Hamdani Y, Bayley M, Macarthur M, Colantonio A. (2016) Gender, Transition to adulthood and acquired brain injury: Experiences in a transition model. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 97(2): S33-S39. (Special Issue on Gender & ABI)

Zubarai M, Lindsay S, Parker K, Kawamura A. (2016) Building and participating in simulation: A continuing education intervention to foster reflective practice among experienced clinicians. Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions 36(2): 127-132.

Heller M, Church P, Lindsay S, Kaufman M, McPherson A. (2016) Sex, romance and spina bifida: A qualitative analysis of sexuality and relationships between young people with spina bifida and their partners. Journal of Adolescent Health 59(2): 182-188.

2015

Lindsay S,Hartman L, Reed N, Gan C, Thomson N, Solomon B. (2015) A systematic review of hospital-to-school transition interventions for children and youth with acquired brain injury. PlosOne

Lindsay S, Depape A. (2015) Exploring differences in the content of job interviews between youth with and without a physical disability. PlosOne

Lindsay S, Morales E, Yantzi N, Vincent C, Howell L, Edwards G. (2015) The experience of participating in winter among youth with a physical disability compared to typically developing peers. Child: Care, Health and Development 41(6): 980-988.

Lindsay S, Hoffman A. (2015) A complex transition: Lessons learned as three young adults with complex care needs transition from living in a paediatric hospital to adult supportive housing. Child: Care, Health & Development 41(3): 397-407.

Lindsay S, McDougall C, Sanford R, Menna-Dack D, Kingsnorth S, Adams T. (2015) Exploring employment readiness through mock job interview and role-play exercises: Comparing youth with physical disabilities to their typically developing peers. Disability and Rehabilitation 37(18): 1651-1663.

Lindsay S, McDougall C, Menna-Dack D, Sanford R, Adams T. (2015) An ecological approach to understanding barriers to employment for youth with disabilities compared to their typically developing peers: Views of youth, employers and job counselors. Disability & Rehabilitation 37(8) 701-711.

Hartman L, Tibbles A, Pannicia A. Lindsay S. (2015) A qualitative synthesis of the hospital-to-school transition experiences of families and students following acquired brain injury. Global Qualitative Nursing Research 2: 1-22. [senior author]

Hartman L,Duncanson M, Farahat S, Lindsay S. (2015) Clinician and educator experiences of hospital-to-school transitions for students following acquired brain injury: A qualitative systematic review. Brain Injury29(12): 1387-1399. [senior author]

Fellin M, Desmarais C, Lindsay S. (2015) An examination of clinicians' experiences of collaborative culturally competent service deliver to immigrant families raising a chid with a disability. Disability & Rehabilitation 37(21): 1946-1954. [senior author]

King G, Desmarais C, Lindsay S, Pierart G, Tetrault S. (2015) The roles of effective communication and client engagement in delivering culturally sensitive care to immigrant parents of children with disabilities. Disability & Rehabilitation 37(15): 1362-1371.

Wyss D, Lindsay S, Clegorn W, Andrysek J. (2015) Priorities in prosthetic delivery in low and middle income countries: A qualitative analysis. Prosthetics and Orthotics International39(2): 102-111.

Depape A, Lindsay S. (2015) Parent’s experiences of raising a child with autism spectrum disorder: A qualitative meta synthesis. Qualitative Health Research25(4): 569-583. [senior author]

2014

Lindsay S, Yantzi N. (2014) Weather, disability, vulnerability and resilience: Exploring how youth with a physical disability experience winter. Disability and Rehabilitation36(26): 2195-2204.

Lindsay S, Tetreault S, King G, Desmarais C, Pierart G. (2014) Social workers experiences of providing culturally sensitive care to immigrant families in pediatric rehabilitation. Health & Social Work(Special issue on Children and Adolescents) 39(2).

Lindsay S, Adams T, Sanford R, Mcdougall C, Kingsnorth S, Menna-Dack D. (2014) Employers’ and employment counselors’ perceptions of desirable skills for entry-level positions for adolescents: How does it differ for youth with disabilities?Disability & Society29(6): 953-967.

LindsayS. A qualitative synthesis of adolescents’ experiences of living with spina bifida.Qualitative Health Research 24(9): 1298-1309.

Hamdani Y, Proulx M, Kingsnorth S, Lindsay S, Maxwell J, Macarthur C, Bayley M. Issues in implementing the LIFEspan Model of transitions care into real-life systems. Journal of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine 7: 79-91.

Lindsay, S, Desmarais C, Tetrault S, King G, Pierart G. (2014) Occupational therapists’ experiences of providing culturally sensitive care to immigrant families in pediatric rehabilitation. Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy 81(2): 114-123

Lindsay S,McDougall C, Sanford R. (2014) Exploring employers’ perspectives of an inclusive employment program for youth with disabilities. Journal of HumanDevelopment, Disability and Social Change, Special issue on Work and Inclusive Approaches 20(3): 12-20.

Lindsay S, Kingsnorth S, McDougall C, Keating H. (2014) A systematic review of self-management interventions for children and youth with physical disabilities. Disability & Rehabilitation 36(4): 276-88 [Feb].

Gibson B, Mistry B, Smith B, Yoshida K, Abbott D, Lindsay S, Hamdani Y. (2014) Becoming men: Gender, disability and transitioning to adulthood. Health 18(1): 93-112. [Jan]

Lindsay S, Proulx, M, Scott H, Thomson N. (2014) Exploring elementary school teachers' strategies for including children with autism spectrum disorder in mainstream classes. International Journal of Inclusive Education 18(2): 101-122. [Feb 16]

2013

Lindsay S, McDougall C, Sanford R. (2013) Disclosure and accommodations at work among adolescents with disabilities. Disability & Rehabilitation 35(26): 2227-2236. [Dec 10]

Lindsay S, Proulx M, Thomson N, Scott H. (2013) Exploring educators’ challenges of including children with autism spectrum disorder in mainstream classes. International Journal of Disability, Development and Education60(4): 347-362. [Dec 9].

Fellin M, King G, Esses V, Lindsay S, Klassen A. (2013) Barriers and facilitators to health care and service access and utilization for immigrant parents raising a child with a disability.International Journal of Migration, Health and Social Care 9(3): 135-145. [November]

Gibson B, Smith B, Yoshida K, Abbott D, Mistry B, Lindsay S, Hamdani Y. (2013) The integrated use of audio diaries: photography and interviews in research with disabled young men. International Journal of Qualitative Methods 12: 383-402.

Lindsay S, Edwards A. (2013) A systematic review of disability awareness interventions for school-aged children. Disability and Rehabilitation35(8): 623-646.

Lindsay S, McPherson A, Aslam H, McKeever P., Wright V. (2013) Exploring children's perceptions of two school-based social inclusion programs: A pilot study. Child and Youth Care Forum 42(1): 1-18.

Willison K, Lindsay S, Taylor M, Schroeder H, Andres G. (2013) Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Aging and Chronic Illness: Towards an inter-professional approach in primary health care. In J. Adams, P. Magin and A. Broom (Eds) Primary Care and Complementary and Integrative Medicine: Research and Practice London: Imperial College Press.

2012

Lindsay S, King G, Klassen A, Esses V, Stachel M. (2012) Health care providers' perceptions of working with immigrant families raising a child with a disability: Implications for practice. Disability & Rehabilitation 34(23): 2007–2017

Lindsay S, Adams T, Mcdougall C, Sanford R. (2012) Skill development in an employment training program for adolescents with disabilities. Disability & Rehabilitation34(3): 228-237.

Lindsay S, McPherson A. (2012) Experiences of social exclusion and bullying at school among children and youth with cerebral palsy. Disability & Rehabilitation34(2): 101-109.

Lindsay S, McPherson A. (2012) Strategies for disability awareness and social inclusion: Listening to the voices of children with cerebral palsy Child: Care, Health & Development38(6): 809-816.

Lindsay S, McPherson A. (2012) Experiences of social exclusion and bullying at school among children and youth with cerebral palsy. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology 54(S6): 72-73

Tsybina I, Kingsnorth S, Maxwell J, Bayley M, Lindsay S, McKeever P, Colantonio A, Hamdani Y, Healy H, Macarthur C. (2012) Longitudinal evaluation of transition services: Outcome evaluation protocol. BMC Pediatrics 12(51).

McPherson A, Lindsay S. (2012) How do children with disabilities view 'healthy living'?Disability & Health 5(3): 201-209.

Lindsay S., Robinson S, Mcdougall C, Sanford R, Adams T. (2012) Employers' perspectives of working with adolescents with disabilities. International Journal of Disability, Community & Rehabilitation11(1).

Kingsnorth S, Lindsay S, Maxwell J, Tsybina I, Seo H, Macarthur C, Bayley M. (2012) Implementation of the LIFEspan Model of transition care across pediatric and adult rehabilitation providers. In D. Wood, J. Reiss, M. Ferris and J. Merrick (Eds). Transition from pediatric to adult medical care. Hauppauge, New York: Nova Science Publishers, Chapter 18.
 

2011

Lindsay S, Kingsnorth S, Handani Y. (2011) Barriers and facilitators of chronic illness self-management among adolescents: A review and future directions. Journal of Nursing and Chronic Illness in Health Care 3: 186-208.

Lindsay S. (2011) Discrimination and other barriers to employment for adolescents with disabilities. Disability & Rehabilitation 33(15-16): 1340-1350.

Biddiss, E. McKeever, P, Lindsay S, Chau, T. (2011) Implications of prosthesis funding structures on the experiences of individuals with upper limb absence. Prosthetics and Orthotics International 35(2): pp. 215 - 224.

Lindsay S, Tsybina I. (2011) Predictors of unmet needs for communication and mobility assistive devices among youth with a disability: The role of socio-cultural factors. Disability & Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology 6(1): 10-21.

Lindsay S. (2011) Employment status and work characteristics of adolescents with disabilities. Disability & Rehabilitation30(10): 843-854.

Lindsay S. (2011) Chronic disabilities in adolescence. In R. Levesque (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Adolescence New York: Springer.

2010

Kingsnorth S, Lindsay S, Maxwell J, Seo H, Tsybina I, Seo H, Macarthur C, Bayley M. (2010) Implementation of the LIFEspan Model of transition care across pediatric and adult rehabilitation providers. International Journal of Child and Adolescent Health 3(4): 547-560.

Lindsay S. (2010) Perceptions of health care workers prescribingaugmentative and alternative communication devices to children. Disability & Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology 5(3): 209-222.

Lindsay S. (2010) Exploring the role of family history and lay understanding of genetics on chronic disease self-management. Journal of Nursing and Healthcare of Chronic Illness. 2: 135-143. (invited)

Smith S, Bellaby P, Lindsay S. (2010) Social inclusion at different scales in the urban environment: locating the community to empower. Urban Studies 47(7): 1439-1457.

Lindsay S. (2010) “Making Life Work: freedom and disability in a community group home.” Canadian Journal of Sociology 35(4): 559-661. (Invited)

Lindsay S. (2010) Chronic disabilities in adolescence. In R. Levesque (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Adolescence New York:Springer, pp. 414-421.

Lindsay S. (2010) Exploring the usefulness of “denial” as a concept for understanding chronic illness and disability. In S. Ogden et al. (Eds) Psychology of Denial. New York: Nova Science Publishers, pp. 171-178.

Lindsay S. (2010) Disability and the digital divide: gaps and future directions. In Cassie Evans (editor) Internet Issues: Blogging, Digital Divide and Digital Libraries. New York: Nova Science Publishers, pp. 215-220.

Lindsay S, Smith S, Bellaby P. (2010) The role of family in increasing participation and bridging the digital divide: Evidence from an e-health study. Internet Issues: Blogging, Digital Divide and Digital Libraries. New York: Nova Science Publishers, pp. 117-130.

2009

Lindsay S. (2009) Prioritizing illness: Self-managing multiple chronic diseases.Canadian Journal of Sociology 34(4): 983-1002.

Lindsay S. (2009) The influence of childhood poverty on the self-management of chronic disease in later life. Research in the Sociology of Health Care 27: 161-183.

Lindsay S, Vrijhoef H (2009) A sociological focus on “expert patients.” Health Sociology Review18(2): 139-144.

Lindsay S, Smith S, Baker R, Bellaby P. (2009) The health impact of an online heart disease support group: A comparison of moderated vs. unmoderated support. Health Education Research 24(4): 646-654.