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Research Surveys

PSHA is pleased to inform members of this opportunity to participate in research. An overview of the research, the requirements for the participants and the contact information for the author is included for the study. Please note that the authors have secured the appropriate approvals from IRBs and other relevant entities for the conduct of their studies. PSHA supports scholarly work to advance our informational base about typical and atypical communication, as well as clinical service delivery issues.

Request (posted 6/2017)

Seeking Research Study Participants Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis or Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders of East Stroudsburg University is seeking participants for a research study on the effects of Rheumatoid Arthritis and Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. We are looking for volunteers to take part in a study of the impact of Rheumatoid Arthritis and Systemic Lupus Erythematosus on hearing, cognition, and language.

Your participation can help us further understand these diseases and explore potential therapy and treatment techniques. Participants will be asked to complete a survey and have the option of participating in a comprehensive hearing assessment and/or comprehensive language and cognitive-linguistic assessment. Participation would involve approximately 1-3 sessions, each of which is approximately 30 minutes to 2 hours long, depending on how many components of the study participants choose to participate in. There is no cost to you.

For more information about this study, or to volunteer, please contact: The ESU Speech and Hearing Clinic at (570) 422-3247. Alternatively, you may contact Dr. LuAnn Magnuson at her email or by phone (570) 422-3311 or Dr. Susan Dillmuth-Miller at or by phone at (570) 422-3684.

This study has been reviewed and approved by the Institutional Review Board of East Stroudsburg University.


Request (posted 2/2017)

Ethical Dilemmas as Perceived by the Speech-Language Pathology Graduate Student Versus the Experienced Speech-Language Pathologist

Author: Victoria Kearns BS; California University of Pennsylvania; California, PA

For my research project, I will be examining the perception of ethical dilemmas of experienced speech-language pathologists versus speech-language pathology (SLP) graduate students. This information will be used to determine if perceptions of ethical dilemmas and adherence to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s (ASHA’s) Code of Ethics are congruent between SLP graduate students and experienced speech-language pathologists. In this study you will be asked to complete an investigator-designed instrument consisting of 10 short ethical scenarios. Each ethical scenario is representative of common ethical dilemmas experienced by practicing speech-language pathologists. A variety of ethical concerns are embedded within each scenario and participants are asked to apply his or her knowledge of ethics. Following each ethical scenario, participants will be asked, “Is this a violation of the ASHA Code of Ethics?” Participants will respond by answering “yes” or “no” 

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How to Post a Research Study


To advance the scholarly mission of PSHA with visible support for research efforts.
To provide scholars with opportunities to secure participants in their research studies.
To provide PSHA members with opportunities to participate in applied research.
To promote submission of research manuscripts for consideration for the PSHA Journal.
To enhance the public relations focus of PSHA with support of scholars nationwide.
To disseminate research-related information without excessive e-mail contact with PSHA members.

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