Journal article

Aspirations for a website to support families' active waiting for speech-language pathology

Nicole McGill, Sharynne McLeod

International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology | TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2019


Purpose: Children sometimes wait 12 months or longer to access speech-language pathology services. Information on websites may support families' active waiting for speech-language pathology; however, there are few user-friendly, evidence-based websites specifically designed for children and families for this purpose. The current study aimed to: (1) ascertain appropriate website content, format, features and functions; (2) evaluate the quality of existing speech and language sites and (3) obtain feedback on a prototype website. Method: A three-stage explanatory sequential mixed-methods design was employed. Stage 1 involved 119 participants completing an online questionnaire recommending websi..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This research was supported by a Charles Sturt University Higher Degree by Research Scholarship and Operating Grant awarded to the first author, as well as a NSW Health Translational Research Grants Scheme Grant awarded to Emily Davis, Sharynne McLeod, Katrina Rohr, Angela Roberts, Nicole McGill, and Katherine Miller.