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Research Surveys

PSHA is pleased to inform members of this/these opportunity/opportunities to participate in research. An overview of the purpose of the research, the requirements for the participants, and the contact information for the author(s) is included for the study/each of the studies. Please note that the authors have secured the appropriate approvals from Institutional Research Boards (IRBs) and other relevant entities for the conduct of their studies. PSHA supports scholarly work to advance our informational base about normal and non-normal communication, as well as clinical service delivery issues.


Request (posted 12/2017)

Seeking Participants for Research Project on the treatment approaches that you use to treat Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS).

As a speech-language pathologist working with children with speech sound disorders in the US/Canada, you are invited to complete a short anonymous online survey about the treatment approaches that you use to treat Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS).

Participation is voluntary.  For information on the survey and to complete the anonymous online survey, please visit:

The research has been approved by the University of Sydney Human Ethics Research Committee (project 2017/832). Anyone with concerns about research at the University of Sydney can contact the Human Research Ethics Committee ( 
Thank you,

Maryane Gomez
PhD Candidate
The University of Sydney, Australia

Request (posted 12/2017)

Seeking Participants for Research Project those working in the area of feeding and swallowing, and the families that receive these services.

We are conducting a survey to gain further insight into the knowledge, skills, comfort level, and caseloads of speech-language pathologists working in the area of feeding and swallowing, and the families that receive these services. You were identified as a resource for seeking potential participants. We would greatly appreciate if you could forward the following survey links to your organization. Each link contains more detailed information on the survey, which takes less than ten minutes. Should you have any questions please feel free to contact the research personnel.

You are eligible to participate if you are a licensed speech-language pathologist. Even if you are not currently seeing individuals with feeding and swallowing difficulties you are still eligible to participate as this is one focus of this study. The purpose of this survey is to gain further insight into the knowledge, skills, comfort level, and caseloads of speech-language pathologists working in this area and families receiving these services. Your participation involves a short survey that includes questions pertaining to basic demographics, your experience with feeding and swallowing disorders, caseload, and comfort level. It is estimated participation will take less than 10 minutes.
Feeding and Swallowing Therapy SLP Survey

We did receive IRB approval through Utah State University, and that is reflected on the survey.  Please let me know if there is anything else I can provide you in regards to the survey. Thank you again for your time and support through this process.

Andrea Seagren, BS
Utah State University 
Feeding & Swallowing Lab

Request (posted 11/2017)

Seeking Participants for Research Project to Learn About the Experiences That Parents or Legal Guardians of Students With Disabilities Have During IEP Meetings

My name is Kelli Sanderson. I am a doctoral student studying special education at Vanderbilt University. I am studying Individualized Education Plan (IEP) meetings and would like to learn more about the experiences that parents or legal guardians of students with disabilities have during these meetings. Would you (or individuals involved with your organization) possibly be interested in participating in this study and sharing your experiences?

My study will examine factors related to participation during the IEP meeting. If you choose to participate in the study, you will be asked to fill out a questionnaire about yourself, your child, your child’s most recent IEP meeting, and your relationship with the members of your child’s IEP team.

The study will take about 30 minutes to complete. Fifty (50) participants will be randomly selected to receive a $20 gift card. If you would like, we can send you the study results once the study is complete.

If you would like to participate in our study, use the following link to access the questionnaire:

View flyer.

Thank you for your consideration to join our study,
Kelli Sanderson

Request (posted 11/2017)

Seeking Participants for Research Project to Learn About Current Delivery of Services for Students with Language Disorders in the Schools

We are requesting for you to participate in a research project to learn about current delivery of services for students with language disorders in the schools. This research project is a follow-up to a project that was conducted in the fall of 2008. This project is being conducted by Jayne Brandel, Ph.D., in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at West Virginia University. Your participation is greatly appreciated and will take approximately 15 minutes for you to fill out the survey.

Your involvement in this project is completely voluntary and your responses will be kept confidential. All data will be reported in aggregate. Participants should be practicing speech-language pathologists who work within the school setting. I will not ask any information that should lead back to your identity as a participant. You may skip any question you do not wish to answer and you may discontinue at any time. The survey will be available until November 15. West Virginia University’s Institutional Review Board acknowledgement of this project is on file.

If you choose to participate, you may access the online survey using the link below.

Thank you very much for your time. Should you have any questions about this request or research project, please feel free to contact Jayne Brandel at (304) 293-2377 or by email at

Jayne Brandel, PhD, CCC-SLP
Associate Professor

Request (posted 11/2017)

Seeking Participants for a Survey About Speech-Language Pathologists’ and School Psychologists’ Experience and Cconfidence in Assessing Children With Co-Occurring Hearing Loss and Other Disabilities

You are invited to participate in a survey about speech-language pathologists’ and school psychologists’ experience and confidence in assessing children with co-occurring hearing loss and other disabilities. We believe that the results of this study will provide valuable information to speech-language pathologists, school psychologists, graduate educators, and policy makers in better understanding the confidence of practitioners to assess students with multiple disabilities including hearing loss, as well as provide guidance about the professional development and training needs of these fields. Participants must be currently employed as a school psychologist or speech-language pathologist in a public or private school district in the United States.

This study has been approved by the Institutional Review Board (Protocol #8771) at Utah State University. Participation is voluntary and is anticipated to take 15-20 minutes to complete. All responses will be kept strictly confidential. There is no foreseeable risk to participants and you may opt out at any time. Participants who complete the survey will be entered in a drawing for a chance to win a $100 gift card to

If you are interested in participating in the current study, please select the following link:

If you have any general questions about the survey, please contact the principal investigator, Sarah Yoho Leopold, PhD at 435-797-9239 or

Please feel free to forward the survey to your friends and colleagues. We appreciate your help!


Sarah Yoho Leopold, PhD
Maryellen McClain Verdoes, PhD

Request (posted 11/2017)

Seeking Participants for Survey on SLP’s Methods of Obtaining Knowledge

I am contacting you in hopes that you will help me, an undergraduate student at the University of Mississippi, learn more about SLP’s methods of obtaining knowledge. This research will provide important information about SLP’s involvement in Evidence-Based Practice.

I am conducting an online survey which should take approximately 10-20 minutes of your time. This research project was reviewed and approved by the Institutional Review Board at the University of Mississippi. If you complete the survey by Monday, November 6th, you will be entered into a raffle for a $25 Amazon gift card.

The survey can be found at:

Please feel free to contact me with any questions. I appreciate your consideration!

Emma Kate Thome, Honors Student at the University of Mississippi (

Dr. Susan Loveall, Faculty Advisor, Assistant Professor of CSD at the University of Mississippi (

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” 

Link to the survey:




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