Research Surveys

PSHA is pleased to inform members of this/these opportunity/opportunities to participate in research. An overview of the purpose of the research, the requirements for the participants, and the contact information for the author(s) is included for the study/each of the studies. Please note that the authors have secured the appropriate approvals from Institutional Research Boards (IRBs) and other relevant entities for the conduct of their studies. PSHA supports scholarly work to advance our informational base about normal and non-normal communication, as well as clinical service delivery issues.

Research Study on SLP and Teacher Collaboration

Posted March 20, 2023

Are you a school-based SLP working with K-5? We want to learn about your perceptions of, and experiences with, collaborative language and literacy instruction with general education teachers. Please follow the link ( or use the QR code on the flyer to complete our 10-minute research survey. We appreciate your willingness to contribute to our study!

Longwood IRB Approval – IPP Research

Clinical Assessment Practices for Evaluating Adolescents’ Social Competence After Acquired Brain Injury

Posted March 14, 2023

You are invited to complete a brief survey (approximately 10-20 minutes) about your clinical assessment practices for evaluating adolescents’ social competence after acquired brain injury. Your participation will help me identify potential benefits and challenges associated with social competence assessment for this population.

Eligible participants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a certified speech-language pathologist
  • Have provided services to at least one adolescent with acquired brain injury

No identifiable information will be collected with the survey. Survey responses will be anonymous.

Please share this survey invitation with other speech-language pathologists who may be interested in participating.

Thank you for your time. If you have any questions related to the study, please contact Casey Keck at

This study has been approved by the Institutional Review Board at Towson University.

Click here to access the survey.


Thank you,
Hanna Gaskin
Graduate Student
SPPA Research Assistant

Selection for Children on the Autism Spectrum with Complex Communication Needs

Posted 3/2022

Speech Pathologists’ Approach Selection for Children on the Autism Spectrum with Complex Communication Needs

Among children on the autism spectrum, communication deficits present as just one of the many core symptoms. Intensive and early intervention strategies have been found to increase language and communicative behaviors. Although verbal expressive language is viewed as the ultimate long-term goal for those on the autism spectrum with complex communication needs, a multitude of communication modalities are necessary to become functional communicators. The present study will investigate current and future speech-language pathologists’ selection and perception of efficacious approaches and interventions in the treatment of school-aged children on the autism spectrum with complex communication needs as well as obstacles associated with implementation.

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Thank you,
Brittney Joyner

The Effects of Making Speech Errors Beyond 8-Years-Old

Posted 2/2022

This study is being conducted to better understand the effects of making speech errors beyond 8-years-old. We hope this study will allow children with speech errors to have better treatment in the future. This study is being conducted as a part of a master’s thesis research project.


  • 8 years, 3 months- 11 years, 0 months
  • (a) has speech errors
  • (b) does not have speech errors


Study Activities:

  • Create sentences
  • Remember sentences
  • Retell a story
  • Testing should take no more than 30 minutes


Risk, Benefits, Participants:

  • Minimal risk- fatigue, boredom
  • Your child will be given a treat/prize for their participation
  • Participation is voluntary

This study was approved by the California University of Pennsylvania Institutional Review Board.

If interested, contact:
Kayla McCall, Principal Investigator

Sheri Lake, Faculty Advisor

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