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Management of Depression and Anxiety in Patients with Aphasia by Speech-Language Pathologists

University of Nebraska Kearney

Authors / Faculty: Charlotte Griffith (student) Dr. Ghazi Saidi (mentor), Mariah Gentz (GA)
Contact Person: Charlotte Griffith
Phone: 4026574704
End Date: 8/8/2021

To whom it may concern,

I am reaching out to seek participation from your state’s speech and hearing association in my undergraduate research project. I am a senior at the University of Nebraska-Kearney researching how speech-language pathologists best assist patients with aphasia who also experience anxiety and depression in the 50 states of the USA, under my mentor Dr. Ghazi Saidi, in cc. Our project has been approved by UNK’S IRB board. We hope to hear from SLPs in West Virginia and the rest of United States.

Would it be possible for you to send an email to your members, please? If so, please use the script below. If provided an email, I will attach the consent form. It would be very much appreciated. If you have any questions or concerns about this research project, please contact me at griffithcg@lopers.unk.edu or my mentor, at ghazisaidil2@unk.edu.

The email script is as follows:

You are invited to participate in a research project conducted by an undergraduate research fellow in the Communication Disorders Department at the University of Nebraska at Kearney, under the direction of Dr. Ladan Ghazi Saidi. The study, Management of Depression and Anxiety in Patients with Aphasia by Speech Language Pathologists is approved by the University of Nebraska at Kearney Undergraduate Research Fellows Advisors Board (IRB #031021-1).


Defining a Diagnosis: Clinician and Student Knowledge in Childhood Apraxia of Speech

Southern Connecticut State University

Authors / Faculty: Rachel Iassogna, Zara DeLuca
Contact Person: Rachel Iassogna
Phone: 2032582086
End Date: 6/30/2021

The current study aims to collect and compare survey responses from practicing SLPs and graduate students in SLP on their knowledge of diagnostic criteria for CAS and influences on diagnostic decision-making.

Continuing Education Needs of Speech-Language Pathologists Regarding Children with Cleft Lip/Palate Across Areas of Varying Population Density

University of Virginia & University of Wyoming

Authors / Faculty: Katelyn Kotlarek, PhD; Kazlin Mason, PhD; Makaela Purcell, BS; Katelan Rogers
Contact Person: Kazlin Mason
End Date: 7/31/2021

We are recruiting SLPs to participate in a survey entitled, “Continuing Education Needs of Speech-Language Pathologists Regarding Children with Cleft Lip/Palate Across Areas of Varying Population Density.” We are hoping to understand differences in continuing education needs from SLPs practicing across the US.

The survey is brief and will only take about 10 minutes to complete. Upon completion, participants will have the choice to provide their email address to be included in a random drawing for one of three, $100 gift cards.

Participation in this survey is completely voluntary and all responses will be kept confidential. The study has been approved by UVA IRB-SBS #3738. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact members of the study team below.

Link to surveyhttps://virginia.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0AIoQzpRGWyz2K1

Thank you for your consideration and participation in this survey!

Katelyn Kotlarek, PhD, CCC-SLP, Assistant Professor (UWyo)
Kazlin Mason, PhD, CCC-SLP, Assistant Professor (UVA)
Makaela Purcell, Graduate Student (UVA)
Katelan Rogers, Undergraduate Student (UWyo)

Cotreatment Practices Among Speech-Language Pathologists and other Allied Health Professionals: A National Practice Survey

University of Cincinnati

Authors / Faculty: Sarah Hamilton Dugan, PhD, CCC-SLP & Sarah Schwab, PT, DPT, MA
Contact Person:
End Date: 9/1/2021

Function and disability transcend the boundaries of a single rehabilitation discipline and thus require interprofessional care to promote participation in meaningful life areas within appropriate task and environmental contexts. Interprofessional practice “straddles the disciplines” with solutions emerging when multiple disciplines consider a problem together, rather than in isolation. Nearly two decades ago, the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), and the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) developed cotreatment guidelines that established clear support from each professional organization for collaborative care within a single therapy session. Implementation of the cotreatment practice model among speech-language pathologists and other allied health professionals is currently unknown. The purpose of this national practice survey is to evaluate SLPs experiences with cotreatment, attitudes toward cotreatment, and barriers/facilitators to cotreatment.

Current Practice in Multisensory Methods for Language Therapy

Indiana University - South Bend

Authors / Faculty: Alisha Springle, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-CL, Assistant Professor of Speech Language Pathology
Contact Person: Alisha Springle
Phone: 5745204015
End Date: 6/1/2021

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:  https://iu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_ekt78ujSY6zx5Ln   

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.  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.   

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.  

This study is titled Current Practice in Multisensory Methods for Language Therapy and 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 aspringl@iu.edu. 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 irb@iu.edu. 


Please feel free to share this opportunity with your friends and colleagues.  Thank you for helping us learn more about what we do in language therapy!   

Dr. Alisha Springle 

Assistant Professor, Speech Language Pathology 

Vera Dwyer College of Health Sciences 

Indiana University – South Bend 

118A Elkhart Center 

125 East Franklin Street 

Elkhart, Indiana 46514 


Children’s Level of Motivation to Participate in Virtual Speech and Language Therapy Sessions While Using an Augmentative and Alternative Communication Device

California University of Pennsylvania

Authors / Faculty: Hannah Neely & Denise Joseph
Contact Person: Hannah Neely
End Date: 4/6/2021

I am asking certified speech-language pathologists, ages 18 years or older, who are currently a member of WVSHA, to participate in a questionnaire as part of a research study, Children’s Level of Motivation to Participate in Virtual Speech and Language Therapy Sessions While Using an Augmentative and Alternative Communication Device, to explore the effects motivation has on a child who receives virtual augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) intervention. This study was approved by the California University of Pennsylvania Institutional Review Board. This approval is effective 03/03/2021 and expires 03/03/2022.

A great deal of research investigates how technology is constantly changing, how to appropriately adapt to changes, barriers that arise, facilitators and program-training available, and perspectives and attitudes towards AAC devices, but motivation is rarely discussed.

The Influence of COVID-19 on Telepractice Services Provided by SLPs in the United States to Adults

Fort Hays State University

Authors / Faculty: Kyra Barrett, Areli Hernandez, Kyanne Schroeder, and Dr. Qiang Li
Contact Person: Kyra Barrett
End Date: 4/1/2021

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, kpbarrett@mail.fhsu.edu or the research advisor Dr. Qiang Li, q_li43@fhsu.edu.

Please click the following link to participate in the survey: https://fhsucahss.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_7OkM7VsfLilolRX

Thank you,

Kyra Barrett kpbarrett@mail.fhsu.edu

Areli Hernandez a_lewis6@mail.fhsu.edu

Kyanne Schroeder klschroeder2@mail.fhsu.edu

Methods and evaluation outcomes in speech, language, and hearing camps

University of Northern Iowa

Authors / Faculty: Lindsey Carter, Undergraduate Honors Student, & Todd A. Bohnenkamp, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Contact Person: Lindsey Carter
End Date: 3/5/2021

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.