Child and Family Studies Research Programs

CFSRP is a part of the Occupational Therapy Department, College of Health Professions, at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia.

130 South 9th Street, Suite 600
Philadelphia, PA 19107
TLC Hotline: 215-503-4020
Fax: 215-503-1640

Improving the quality of services for families and their children with special needs in the communities in which they live.
Program Director

Philippa Campbell, "Pip" has her PhD in Special Education. She directs all of the research and training projects that come under CFSRP. Pip provides training for childcare and early intervention staff, and conducts research, within the state and across the country, with therapists, early intervention personnel, and children with disabilities. She has published widely in early childhood education research and practice books and periodicals.


Staci Perlman holds a Ph.D. in social welfare. Her primary research interests include inclusive practices in early childhood care, particularly for children with behavioral problems. She is currently conducting data analyses for two studies in the Tots-n-Tech project. The first is examining the implementation of a professional development model for increasing usage of assistive technology. The second is identifying best practices for increasing access and usage of assistive technology.

Ela Samarxhi holds a Bachelor's degree in Psychology with a concentration in Cognitive Neuroscience from Temple University. She coordinates data collection, entry and management. She also contributes to the analysis and presentation of various research projects at CFSRP.

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