Features of apps for Language Intervention

Feb 05

Dear Therapists

I need your assistance.
I am conducting a study that examines the features of apps that SLPs feel are important when using apps for language intervention with children.
The limited research on the use of apps in clinical practice means that currently there is no framework to consider when evaluating apps. Consequently, there is a pressing need for research that looks at how SLPs can incorporate apps into therapy that resonate with the principles of best practice. Research that examines the factors that are used in the selection of apps will also guide further research on the efficacy of using apps for clinical practice and allow SLPs to match the unique needs of the individual with the features of the app. In addition, communication with app developers with regard to these factors could potentially result in a higher standard of apps for intervention.

The study comprises two parts, an online survey and a follow up interview with a small group of participants. Consenting to fill in the survey does not mean you are obliged to participate in the follow up interview. Therefore you can complete the online survey and not take part in the interview. You may withdraw from the survey at any time and you may also refuse to answer any questions.

 

Who is being asked to participate?

    • Speech Language Pathologists (SLPs) in six predominantly English speaking countries (South Africa. United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and United States of America).
    • SLPs who use iPad apps in their intervention with children with language impairment

 

Benefits

There are no direct benefits to you but it is possible that by completing the survey you will assist therapists in identifying features of apps that are important for intervention. You will also be contributing to research where there are gaps in the field. 

Should you have any questions about the nature of this study, please feel free to contact me nikkiheyman@icon.co.za or my supervisor Dr Victor de Andrade  Victor.DeAndrade@wits.ac.za 

Should you wish to participate in this study, please click on the link to begin the survey. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/S5HJRLH

Your participation will be appreciated.

Nikki

 

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