Researchers in the Communicative Disorders and Sciences Department at the University at Buffalo are looking for speech-language pathologists who have experience using speech amplification devices with clients with Parkinson’s disease or parkinsonism to participate in an online interview study. By “using speech amplification devices”, we mean trialling, demoing, and/or prescribing these types of devices for the treatment of speech symptoms. Specifically, this study is looking to gather information about the experiences, perceptions, and opinions of the use of speech amplification technology for people with Parkinson’s disease and/or parkinsonism. This research has been approved by the Institutional Review Board at the University at Buffalo.
You are eligible to participate if you:
1) Are currently practicing as a registered speech-language pathologist in the United States or Canada
2) Have experience assessing and treating clients with Parkinson’s disease and/or parkinsonism
3) Have ever trialed, demoed, and/or prescribed a speech/voice amplification device (example: Chattervox) for a client with Parkinson’s disease.
The interview will be conducted remotely and is expected to take 30 to 60 minutes during which a researcher will ask you questions about your experience assessing and treating clients with Parkinson’s disease/parkinsonism and your experiences using a speech amplification device. Participants will be compensated for their time.
If you are interested in participating and/or have additional questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org