Randomised Controlled Trial Evaluating Active versus Passive Waiting for Speech-Language Pathology.
Nicole McGill, Sharynne McLeod, Nicola Ivory, Emily Davis, Katrina Rohr
Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica | Published : 2020
INTRODUCTION: High demand for speech-language pathology means children sometimes wait over 12 months for services, missing out on timely support. Waiting can be a time of stress, concern, and powerlessness for caregivers. Provision of information via a website may support families and encourage active waiting. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to compare children's speech, intelligibility, language, and literacy outcomes, and caregivers' satisfaction and empowerment in active versus passive waiting conditions. METHODS: Ninety-seven preschool-aged children referred to a community health speech-language pathology service in Australia were screened for eligibility. Eligible children (n =42) ..View full abstract