Speech-Language Pathology Survey Request

15 May, 2019
University of Toronto
SAC News
Speech-Language Pathology

We are writing to request your participation in the “Pediatric Feeding and Dysphagia Service Provision in Canada survey”. We are the recipients of a Clinical Research Grant awarded by Speech-Language & Audiology Canada (SAC) and are hoping to examine current pediatric feeding and swallowing service provision in Canada using a survey.

Your feedback is important. We are hoping to obtain a comprehensive picture of speech-language pathologist’s involvement in pediatric feeding and swallowing services across Canada. We also plan to identify barriers and opportunities to maximize pediatric feeding and swallowing services across Canada. In order to do this, we need to gather information from pediatric speech-language pathologists who can describe how dysphagia services, including pediatric dysphagia services, are provided in their region, across our country. We want to hear from speech-language pathologists who provide pediatric dysphagia services, as well as clinicians who may be interested in providing pediatric dysphagia services, even if you are not providing them currently.

Your participation in this survey is completely voluntary and you may opt out of any question in the survey. All of your responses will be kept confidential. They will only be used for statistical purposes and will be reported only in aggregated form.

Most questions are multiple-choice, however, there are opportunities to further explain/describe your choices in more detail. The survey will take approximately 15 minutes to complete.

To participate, please email dysphagiapracticesurvey.2019@utoronto.ca and we will include you in the mailing of the survey. Please feel free to ask any questions and one of us will respond by email. We are also happy to share our preliminary results with you following completion of our study.

Thank you in advance for providing this important feedback.

Rebecca Perlin M.Cl.Sc. SLP(C) reg. CASLPO
Jennifer Wadds M.H.Sc. reg. CASLPO
Rosemary Martino, PhD., Reg. CASLPO, SLP (C)
University of Toronto