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Research Study: Can you help?

27 Apr 2020 18:44 | SIE Support (Administrator)

Please find below an invitation to participate in research being conduction by Judy Goodfellow, Specialist Speech and Language Therapist and Advanced SI Practitioner. Please contact Judy directly if you would like to take part.

Does ASI therapy impact communication and interaction skills in adults? 

I would like to speak to family members or carers of adults with learning/intellectual disabilities who have received Ayres SI Therapy within the last 12 months, living in the UK.  My project title is: 'Exploring caregiver perceptions of communication outcomes for adults with intellectual disabilities following Ayres Sensory Integration Intervention: a qualitative study'

For family members or carers:

Could you spare an hour of your time to share your views over the phone about ASI and communication?  This qualitative study uses audio-recorded telephone interviews.  Taking part is entirely voluntary and all data will be anonymised throughout the study.  Please contact me on Goodfellow-J3@ulster.ac.uk and I will give you more information and ask for your consent to participate if you are willing to take part. 

For therapists:

Are you a UK therapist and qualified ASI Practitioner who has provided ASI intervention to adults with learning disabilities, and could you help with recruiting family members or carers into this study?  Please contact me on Goodfellow-J3@ulster.ac.uk and I'll give you more information about how you can help. 

I understand that the timing for this study has landed within a restricted period due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  I appreciate that this will affect people in a variety of ways.  This study carries no risk to COVID-19 due to being telephone interviews and email correspondence.  I aim to interview a maximum of 10 participants, all within the UK.  

This study has received full ethical approval from NHS North of Scotland Research Ethics Service [NoSRES] and Research and Development (R&D) Management Approval - Tayside (NHS Tayside).

Thank you.

Judy Goodfellow

Specialist Speech and Language Therapist, Advanced Sensory Integration Practitioner

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