Note: The research/survey requests listed on the OSHA website are not endorsed, affiliated with, or vetted by OSHA. They are provided for the reader to investigate and participate in at their will. To submit a request to post your research read this instruction letter, email the required information to firstname.lastname@example.org and an OSHA representative will let you know if additional information is needed.
survey-Oral Mechanism exams in clinical practice
You are invited to participate in a survey of speech-language pathologists (SLP) in the western United States. The purpose of the survey is to conduct research in the clinical factors and experience associated with the use of oral mechanism examination during initial assessments performed by SLPs across settings and areas of specialization. This survey is being conducted by Alicia Martin-Cowger, M.S., CCC-SLP and John A. Seikel, PhD of Idaho State University. The data collected will be analyzed and submitted for publication.
You will be asked questions regarding graduate school training, the setting in which you practice, the population you work with, your specializations, and workplace productivity. Additional questions will focus on your experiences performing the oral mechanism examination during initial assessments, including the benefits and limits of the oral mechanism examination for your clinical practice, and how and when you use the oral mechanism examination to assess your clients/patients. Your participation in this survey is completely voluntary and all of your responses are anonymous. None of the responses will be connected to identifying information.
The survey will take approximately 10 minutes or less to complete and is being conducted using Qualtrics, a cloud-based software that stores data on secure servers in Ireland.
After you complete the questionnaire, you will have the opportunity to be entered into a drawing to win one of two $50 Amazon gift cards.
If you have any questions about this survey, or difficulty in accessing the site or completing the survey, please contact Alicia Martin-Cowger at email@example.com.
This survey has undergone review and been approved by the Institutional Review Board (IRB) at Idaho State University (ISU) in Pocatello, Idaho. More information on ISU’s research policies can be found at https://www.isu.edu/policy/research.
For concerns about your treatment as a research participant, please contact:
Institutional Review Board (IRB), Idaho State University
Nature and Purpose:This study is collecting survey information on speech, language, and hearing camps. There are an increasing number of specialized camps across the country. Individuals from all aspects of life with differing and challenging conditions participate in these camps on a yearly basis. Methods of intervention and measures of success vary (e.g., subjective, objective, qualitative, descriptive) These camps provide a meaningful experience for their participants and this study is important in understanding how these camps are established and conducted, as well as adapting over time. Studies like this one are important in providing new treatment options for those who may benefit from a change in intervention or therapy environments.
Explanation of Procedures: The project will involve completing an online electronic survey that may take 10-15 minutes to complete. The questions will include questions that focus on demographic characteristics, region, activities, professionals involved, and assessment and treatment measures and tools. Open-ended questions are provided to allow you to expand on your responses or to add comments.
Discomfort and Risks:The potential risks to you are low. You may experience some inconvenience in completing the survey or discomfort in having to answer questions regarding a perceived problem. The procedures being used involve minimal risks to the participants.
Benefits: You may not receive any direct benefits from participating in this study. Findings from the proposed study might benefit speech-language pathologists by adding to the existing literature on understanding and treating speech, language, and hearing disorders in a camp environment.
Confidentiality: Information obtained during this study which could identify you will be kept strictly confidential. The summarized findings with no identifying information may be published in an academic journal or presented at a scholarly conference. Data from this study may be used for future studies and you have the option to provide contact information for continued follow-up by the investigators. Your confidentiality will be maintained to the degree permitted by the technology used. Specifically, no guarantees can be made regarding the interception of data sent via the Internet by any third parties.
Right to Refuse or Withdraw: Your participation is voluntary. You are free to withdraw from participation at any time or to choose not to participate at all, and by doing so, you will not be penalized or lose benefits to which you are otherwise entitled.
Questions: If you have questions about the study or desire information in the future regarding your participation, please contact Lindsey Carter or Todd A. Bohnenkamp at firstname.lastname@example.org or (319) 273-3709 or the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at (319) 273-2496. You can also contact the office of the Human Participants Coordinator, University of Northern Iowa, at 319-273-6148, for answers to questions about rights of research participants and the participant review process.
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Kyra Barrett, Areli Hernandez, and Kyanne Schroeder all graduate students at Fort Hays State University are looking for participants for a research study. This study is about the effectiveness of speech and language therapy utilizing tele-practice during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are specifically looking for licensed speech-language pathologists (SLP) in the United States and who primarily serve adults. If you choose to take part in this study, your time commitment would be less than 20 minutes. To be able to participate in this study you must be a licensed speech-language pathologist who currently works in the United States and who primarily serves adults. If you are interested in participating in this study or have any questions about the study, please email Kyra Barrett, email@example.com or the research advisor Dr. Qiang Li, firstname.lastname@example.org.