Information for Participating Speech Pathologists
Welcome to the Information for Participating Speech Pathologists page for the Dynamic Therapy RCT.
If you have been contacted about this study, this means that your client is participating in this research project.
We invite you to take part in this research study about improving the speech outcomes of children with moderate -severe Childhood Apraxia of Speech.
If you consent and agree to participate in this study, we will ask you to report on the usual care you provide to your client for the 9-week period they are enrolled with us. We will ask you to complete 9 brief online surveys (one survey for each week your client is involved in this research project).
Your client may have been randomly allocated to either the Dynamic Therapy group or the usual care group. For more information about these groups, please click here.
Dynamic Therapy Training
To express our gratitude for your time and participation in this research project, we will be offering you a free training session in Dynamic Therapy. This will be offered in April or October, depending on when your client’s involvement in the research has finished.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is usual care?
For the purposes of this study, we have defined usual care as any speech pathology intervention or therapy the research participant (your client) is receiving in the community from a Speech Pathologist.
What personal information will I have to provide?
We will ask you to provide your name and email address. In the first survey, we will also collect extra information about you such as your highest SLP-related qualification, and your experience treating Apraxia.
What information will I have to provide about therapy with my client?
- The treatment approach you are using in therapy
- Your client’s treatment goals
- Therapy progress your client has made
- Minutes of therapy your client has attended each week
How will I report this information?
Every week for 9 weeks we will send a unique link to your email address. Use this link to access the electronic survey which will collect this data.
How much time do the surveys take to complete?
The first electronic survey should take no longer than 15 minutes to complete. The remaining 8 surveys will not take longer than 10 minutes.
If I don’t participate, will this affect my client’s participation in the project?
Being in this study is completely voluntary and you do not have to take part. If you do not wish to participate in the research project, we will ask the participant’s parent to collect information about the therapy their child is receiving from you.
For more information
For more information about your involvement in the project, please explore these forms: