Welcome to the Youth and Young Adult Empowerment, Leadership, and Learning (YELL) Lab

Under the direction of Dr. Jessica Kramer, PhD, OTR/L, the YELL Lab develops and evaluates tools and interventions that empower youth and young adults with developmental disabilities. The YELL Lab partners with and employs youth and young adults with disabilities in development and evaluation to ensure our ideas meet the needs of people with disabilities.

The mission of the YELL Lab is to provide a stimulating and encouraging environment that enables the production of high quality research to support best practice and enhance the lives of children, youth, and adults with disabilities.

Contact us at yellbulab@gmail.com

Our current research projects include:

  • Evaluation of Project TEAM (Teens making Environment and Activity Modifications): Effectiveness, Social Validity, and Feasibility. (National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research; NIDILRR grant number 90IF0032-01-00).
  • Developing a youth self-report version of the Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory (PEDI) (National Institutes of Health K12 HD055931)