Dr. Chien has strong research interests in developing children’s hand skill-related measures and validating psychometric properties of existing rehabilitation-related measures through modern test theory (e.g., Rasch Measurement Model). He also hosts a Children’s Hand Skills Assessment Hub which includes three contemporary assessments he has developed. These are the Assessment of Children’s Hand Skills (ACHS), the Children’s Hand-Skill ability Questionnaire (CHSQ), and the Children’s Assessment of Participation with Hands (CAP-Hand).
Dr. Chien’s recent research addresses social and community participation of children with disabilities by investigating a range of supporting or restricting factors (e.g., including body functions, activity, performance, environments and personal characteristics) and by promoting participation-focused assessment and intervention.
Education and Academic Qualifications
- Bachelor of Science, National Taiwan University
- Master of Education, James Cook University
- Doctor of Philosophy, Monash University