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The Department of Speech-Language-Hearing at the University of Kansas supports the practice of protection for human subjects participating in research. The following information is provided for you to decide whether you wish to participate in the present study. You should be aware that even if you agree to participate, you are free to withdraw at anytime without penalty.

 

We are conducting this study to better understand assessments for Augmentative and Alternative Communication in the schools. This will entail your completion of a survey. Your participation is expected to take approximately 15 minutes to complete the survey. The content of the survey should cause no more discomfort than you would experience in your everyday life.

 

Although participation may not benefit you directly, we believe that the information obtained from this study will help us gain a better understanding of the processes involved in AAC assessments in the schools and how this affects the outcome for the student. Your participation is solicited, although strictly voluntary. Your name will not be associated in anyway with the research findings. No identifiable information will be provided in this study. It is possible, however,with Internet communications, that through intent or accident someone other than the intended recipient may see your response.

 

If you would like additional information concerning this study before or after it is completed, please feel free to contact us by email at rbroom126@ku.edu.

 

Completion of the survey indicates your willingness to take part in this study and that you are at least 18 years old.If you have any additional questions about your rights as a research participant, you may call (785) 864-7429 or write the Human Research Protection Program (HRPP), University of Kansas, 2385 Irving Hill Road, Lawrence, Kansas 66045-7563, email irb@ku.edu.

 

Sincerely,

 

Rachel Broom                                                                       Jane Wegner, Ph.D.

Principal Investigator                                                         Faculty Supervisor

Department of Speech-Language-Hearing                Department of Speech-Language-Hearing

Haworth Hall                                                                         Haworth Hall                              

University of Kansas                                                           University of Kansas

Lawrence, KS 66045                                                          Lawrence, KS 66045

rbroom126@ku.edu                                                             jwegner@ku.edu

 

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