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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 oshaoregon@gmail.com and an OSHA representative will let you know if additional information is needed. 

How do we prepare SLPs to assess and treat pediatric dysphagia?

This study is no longer active, but remains on the OSHA website as a current example. 

The purpose of this study is to understand how speech-language pathologists acquire requisite knowledge and skills to assess and treat pediatric dysphagia, to identify requisite knowledge and skills that speech-language pathologists develop within graduate speech-language pathology programs, to identify requisite knowledge and skills that speech-language pathologists do not develop within graduate speech-language pathology programs, and to identify ways in which graduate speech-language pathology programs can better prepare speech-language pathologists to assess and treat pediatric dysphagia. Access the survey here.

 


Current research opportunities: 

Title: “Environmentally sustainable practices implemented by rehabilitation practitioners to mitigate the health effects of climate change” 

The purpose of the study is to examine SLPs, OTPs, and PTs perspectives on the health concerns caused by climate change and whether they are implementing strategies into their practice. 

Survey: https://redcap.midwestern.edu/surveys/index.php?s=PH7K3N7FAY 

Requirements: Speech-language pathology practitioner who is currently practicing in any setting or university within the United States, at least 18 years or older, has practiced for at least one year, and able to speak English. 

CONTACT: Dr. Monika Robinson at mrobin@midwestern.edu 

MWU IRB (MWU File #24001). Date of Expiration: March 1, 2024


Title: Timing Introduction of Complementary Foods for Infants and Young Children with Down syndrome”

Our research team is working towards creating guidelines and/or resources for families to help guide providers with recommendations for the introduction of complementary foods for infants and young children with Down syndrome (DS). We are interested in getting input from clinicians who work with infants and young children with Down syndrome who support feeding progression, to help determine what factors and skills clinicians across the United States are using to determine recommendations for the introduction of complementary foods for infants and children with DS.

We know that children with Down syndrome are at risk of feeding difficulties due to medical comorbidities and associated developmental delays, yet there are limited published standards to guide families with feeding progression. Previous research has concluded that peer-reviewed published guidelines on feeding progression for children with DS are needed, including considerations for determining when skill and interest converge to signal safe introduction of complementary foods.The purpose of the study is to examine SLPs, OTPs, and PTs perspectives on the health concerns caused by climate change and whether they are implementing strategies into their practice. 

Survey: https://redcap.midwestern.edu/surveys/index.php?s=PH7K3N7FAY 

Requirements: Any clinician whose professional role includes supporting feeding progression for infants and young children with Down syndrome.

CONTACT: Erin Cochran, MA, OTR/L, Oregon Health & Science University 

OHSU IRB (STUDY00026721). Date of Expiration: June 1, 2024



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