Deb Pugh, Speech and Language Therapist and Research student at the University of Northampton is looking for your input to her current research project titled ‘Listening to different voices in families’ (The use of augmentative and alternative communication systems within the home). She writes:
"I am undertaking a research project exploring the experiences of families who use augmentative and alternative communication systems. The study will be carried out under the supervision of the University of Northampton and is approved by an NHS Research Ethics Committee (IRAS reference: 103932).
As part of my research I would like to interview families who have children aged 5-13 years who are using aided communication systems within the home (i.e. communication books, PECs, voice output communication aids or computer based high tech devices). The information gathered will be used to inform professionals about the needs of children and families using augmentative and alternative communication systems and is in part fulfilment of a Doctorate in Professional Practice.
See here for more more information and if you want to get involved fill in the reply slip here.
If you would like to discuss the research, please telephone 07887911953 or email firstname.lastname@example.org."
Posted on Sun, June 2, 2013
by Will Wade