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
survey-Continuing Education Needs of Speech-Language Pathologists Re: Cleft Lip/Palate
Project Title: Survey of Continuing Education Needs of Speech-Language Pathologists Regarding Children with Cleft Lip/Palate Across Areas of Varying Population Density
Purpose of the research study: The purpose of the study is to examine speech-language pathologists’ (SLPs) training needs across rural, suburban, metro, and frontier/remote locations related to assessment and intervention for children with cleft lip and/or palate.
What you will do in the study: You will complete a brief 10 to 15-minute survey. You may skip any question that makes you uncomfortable and you can stop the survey at any time.
Time required: The study will require 10 to 15 minutes of your time.
Risks: There are no risks associated with your participation in this research.
Benefits: There are no direct benefits to you for participating in this research study. The study may help us to improve the quality and breadth of education for speech-language pathologists. Further, the data provided may facilitate development of resources to improve access to educational content for practicing SLPs in rural and frontier/remote locations across the United States. This will ultimately improve clinical practice and enhance the quality of services provided for individuals with cleft lip/palate.
Confidentiality: Participant identities are anonymous. All responses are anonymized by the survey platform. Because of the nature of the data, it may be possible to deduce your identity; however, there will be no attempt to do so and your data will be reported in a way that will not identify you. Your name will not be used in any report.
Voluntary participation: Your participation in the study is completely voluntary. Participation in this survey will have no effect on your employment.
Right to withdraw from the study: You have the right to withdraw from the study at any time without penalty. You may discontinue the survey at any point in time without any consequence. Because the data are not connected to your identity, you cannot withdraw after you submit your survey response.
How to withdraw from the study: If you want to withdraw from the study, simply close out the survey webpage or app. There is no penalty for withdrawing.
Payment: You will receive no payment for participating in the study. However, if you would like to provide your contact information to be included in a random drawing for one of three $100 Amazon gift cards, the final page of the survey will direct you to provide your email address so that we may contact you.
Using data beyond this study: The data you provide in this study will be retained in a secure manner by the researcher for 5 years and then destroyed.
If you have questions about the study, contact: Kazlin Mason, PhD CCC-SLP Human Services Department, 417 Emmet St. South University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22903. Telephone: (434 ) 924-0542 firstname.lastname@example.org
Katelyn Kotlarek, PhD CCC-SLP Division of Communication Disorders, 1000 E. University Ave., Dept. 3311 University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY 82071 Telephone: (307) 766-6394 email@example.com
To obtain more information about the study, ask questions about the research procedures, express concerns about your participation, or report illness, injury or other problems, please contact: Tonya R. Moon, Ph.D. Chair, Institutional Review Board for the Social and Behavioral Sciences One Morton Dr Suite 500 University of Virginia, P.O. Box 800392 Charlottesville, VA 22908-0392 Telephone: (434) 924-5999 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: https://research.virginia.edu/irb-sbs Website for Research Participants: https://research.virginia.edu/research-participants
Study Purpose: I am conducting a research study titled Current Practice in Multisensory Methods for Language Therapy to document therapeutic techniques for oral language development in children with language impairment in use by SLPs. I am particularly interested in the different sensory modalities involved. I am hoping to expand what we know about how we provide language intervention and allow comparison of the sensory techniques actively used in face-to-face vs tele-practice therapy sessions.
Please participate in this survey if you are a speech language pathologist, SLP assistant, or SLP student who currently provides language intervention for children 12 months – 17 years old (in any service delivery model). If you agree to participate, you will complete an on-line survey.
Completing the survey takes about 20 minutes of your time and asks you to rate how frequently you use specific strategies within your therapy practice. Responses to survey questions will be held anonymously and confidentially. There is a risk of possible loss of confidentiality. Efforts will be made to keep your personal information confidential. All records will be stored in password protected computers in a locked research lab, access by only approved researchers who have been trained on privacy and confidentiality.
There are no benefits to you for participating in this study. At the completion of the survey, you have the option to join a lottery to win one of three annual memberships to SpeechPathology.com, an online provider of ASHA-approved CE content. If you wish to do so, your contact information will be retained for that purpose. A follow-up study is planned. If you are interested in learning more about it, you will have the opportunity to provide contact information for that purpose as well.
This study is approved through Indiana University (IRB# 2012957297). If you have any questions or concerns about this project, please contact me, Alisha Springle, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-CL at email@example.com. For questions about your rights as a research participant, to discuss problems, complaints, or concerns about a research study, or to obtain information or to offer input, please contact the IU Human Subjects Office at 800-696-2949 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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