Current CSD Research Studies

[Posted 03/20/18]

My name is Anthony DiLollo and I am a Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders at Wichita State University.  I am working with Deanna Caudill, an Undergraduate Honors Major in my department, on her Honors Research Project. We are contacting you to ask for your assistance in disseminating our research survey to your Association members.
We are recruiting research participants to help us identify how counseling is used in clinical practice, how clinicians gained education in counseling, and attitudes toward counseling in clinical practice. The survey should take only about 10 minutes for participants to complete. 
The only demographic questions in the survey are age, gender, educational status, geographical location (State), and work experience information (i.e., no name or email addresses are asked for and the link is anonymous and does not track any identifying information of participants). 
This study has been approved by the Wichita State University Institutional Review Board (IRB Approval #4065).
If you have any questions, please contact me by email or by telephone at (316) 978-3319.
Here is the anonymous link:
Anthony DiLollo, PhD, CCC-SLP
Program Assessment Coordinator and PhD Program Coordinator
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Wichita State University
Ph: 316-978-3319
Fax: 316-978-3291 

[Posted 02/10/18]

Treatment target selection in speech sound disorders

The Speech and Neurodevelopment Lab at Northeastern University is surveying pediatric speech-language pathologists (SLPs) about their use of technology (mobile applications) in clinical practice.
We are asking you to share this survey with your members so we can learn more about the technology SLPs are using today. The survey should take no more than 10-15 minutes for them to complete. At the end of the survey, participants will be able to enter a drawing for a $100 Amazon gift card. 
Please share the link here for SLPs to access the survey:
We appreciate you sharing this and your participation. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact myself, the research assistant, at or the principal investigator, Dr. Emily Zimmerman, at
Thank you,
Dr. Emily Zimmerman
Speech and Neurodevelopment Lab
Northeastern University
Kelsey Thompson, MS, CCC-SLP
Speech and Neurodevelopment Lab
Northeastern University
This study has been approved by the Northeastern University Institutional Review Board (#18-01-21)

[Posted 12/05/17]

SLP Work Experiences with Feeding and Swallowing

You are eligible to participate if you are a licensed speech-language pathologist. Even if you are not currently seeing individuals with feeding and swallowing difficulties you are still eligible to participate as this is one focus of this study. The purpose of this survey is to gain further insight into the knowledge, skills, comfort level, and caseloads of speech-language pathologists working in this area and families receiving these services. Your participation involves a short survey that includes questions pertaining to basic demographics, your experience with feeding and swallowing disorders, caseload, and comfort level. It is estimated participation will take less than 10 minutes.

Feeding and Swallowing Therapy SLP Survey
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Andrea Seagren, B.A.                                       
Graduate Research Assistant                              
Communicative Disorders & Deaf Education
Utah State University
Stephanie Knollhoff, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Assistant Professor
Communicative Disorders & Deaf Education
Utah State University


[Posted 12/05/17]

Treatment target selection in speech sound disorders

Greetings! You are invited to participate in an anonymous survey regarding treatment target selection in speech sound disorders. The survey is approved and supported by the Institutional Review Board of the University of Wyoming. The survey takes approximately 15 minutes to complete and is best accessed via computer. We would like to thank you in advance and appreciate your participation in our endeavors.

The following link will provide you access to the survey:

Best regards,

Breanna I. Krueger, PhD CCC-SLP
Assistant Professor
Director, Phonological Understanding Lab
Division of Communication Disorders
University of Wyoming

[Posted 12/05/17]

Individualized Education Plan (IEP) meetings

Hello, my name is Kelli Sanderson. I am a doctoral student studying special education at Vanderbilt University.  I am studying Individualized Education Plan (IEP) meetings and would like to learn more about the experiences that parents or legal guardians of students with disabilities have during these meetings. 
Would you (or families involved with your organization) be interested in participating in this study and sharing your experiences?
My study will examine factors related to participation during the IEP meeting. If you choose to participate in the study, you will be asked to fill out a questionnaire about yourself, your child, your child’s most recent IEP meeting, and your relationship with the members of your child’s IEP team. Fifty participants will be randomly selected to receive a $20 gift card.
The study will take about 30 minutes to complete. If you would like, we can send you the study results once the study is complete. 
If you would like to participate in our study, use the following link to access the questionnaire:
Thank you for your consideration to join our study,
Kelli Sanderson

[Posted 12/05/17]

Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS) clinical management

To SLPs: The secure, online survey that has been created for this study will investigate what treatment approaches are commonly used to treat CAS in the US and Canada.
Related forms: participant information statement, flyer, evidence of IRB/Ethics approval.  

Please feel free to share the link to our survey through social media or your website; or distribute the attached flyer to other SLP colleagues.  
Link to the survey:
The research has been approved by the University of Sydney Human Ethics Research Committee (project 2017/832). Anyone with concerns about research at the University of Sydney can contact the Human Research Ethics Committee ( 


Maryane Gomez
PhD Candidate | Speech Pathology
Faculty of Health Science | The University of Sydney


Assessment of Children With Co-Occurring Hearing Loss and Other Disabilities

You are invited to participate in a survey about speech-language pathologists’ and school psychologists’ experience and confidence in assessing children with co-occurring hearing loss and other disabilities. We believe that the results of this study will provide valuable information to speech-language pathologists, school psychologists, graduate educators, and policy makers in better understanding the confidence of practitioners to assess students with multiple disabilities including hearing loss, as well as provide guidance about the professional development and training needs of these fields. Participants must be currently employed as a school psychologist or speech-language pathologist in a public or private school district in the United States. 

This study has been approved by the Institutional Review Board (Protocol #8771) at Utah State University. Participation is voluntary and is anticipated to take 15-20 minutes to complete. All responses will be kept strictly confidential. There is no foreseeable risk to participants and you may opt out at any time. Participants who complete the survey will be entered in a drawing for a chance to win a $100 gift card to

If you are interested in participating in the current study, please select the following link:

If you have any general questions about the survey, please contact the principal investigator, Sarah Yoho Leopold, PhD at 435-797-9239 or

Please feel free to forward the survey to your friends and colleagues. We appreciate your help!


Sarah Yoho Leopold, PhD
Maryellen McClain Verdoes, PhD



I am contacting you in hopes that you will help me, an undergraduate student at the University of Mississippi, learn more about SLP’s methods of obtaining knowledge. This research will provide important information about SLP’s involvement in Evidence-Based Practice

I am conducting an online survey, which should take approximately 10-20 minutes of your time. This research project was reviewed and approved by the Institutional Review Board at the University of Mississippi. 

The survey can be found at:

Please feel free to contact me with any questions. I appreciate your consideration!

Emma Kate Thome, Honors Student at the University of Mississippi (

Dr. Susan Loveall, Faculy Advisor, Assistant Professor of CSD at the University of Mississippi (

Tactile speech feedback for stuttering

Dear SHAA,

My name is Caroline Adams and I am working in the Wheat Lab at The University of Mississippi; we are really excited about one of our current projects that uses a smartphone app to provide fluency enhancing tactile speech feedback for those who stutter.  During this clinical trial we are providing a free app for either iOS or Android, such that we can measure the effects of pulsating tactile vibrations on stuttering frequency.  This is a free and open clinical trial, and we can accept English-speaking participants from all over the country; we still have a few spots open in this clinical trial, so please spread the word about this exciting research opportunity.  Study participants will need their own smartphone and be able to connect with us over videoconference once a week for four weeks.  During these weekly sessions, participants will be asked to share with us their experiences with the app, as well as provide some speech samples.  These weekly videoconferencing sessions should not take more than :45 minutes, and usually much (much) less! 

Please help us spread the word, and feel free to contact us for more information at:

Thank you so much! 

Caroline Adams
The Wheat Lab @ The University of Mississippi 

The University of Mississippi’s Institutional Review Board (IRB) has approved this study. If you have any questions, concerns, or reports, regarding your rights as a participant of research, please contact the IRB at 662-915-7482. 

This clinical trial is open to adults (age 18+ years) with persistent stuttering and no other diagnosed: attention, speech, hearing, or language disorders.


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