The Model Schools Pediatric Health Initiative is an innovative program to bring developmental and mental-health care to over 50 inner-city schools in Toronto. Developed in partnership with the Toronto District School Board, it’s the first program of its kind in Canada.
About the Study
We are examining the impact of school-based developmental and mental-health care on educational achievement, as defined by standardized test scores and report cards. This randomized controlled trial will track outcomes for two groups of children with developmental concerns: those who receive care through the Model Schools Pediatric Health Initiative, and those who do not.
The results will help us better understand the potential of school-based programs such as the Model Schools Pediatric Health Initiative for improving outcomes for children in under-served communities across Canada.