Research study invitation: speech therapy for children with cerebral palsy

Research study invitation: speech therapy for children with cerebral palsy
Posted on Mon 12 Jul 2021

CPA researchers and the University of Sydney are seeking children with cerebral palsy to take part in speech therapy research. 

The research aims to find out if Rapid Syllable Transition Treatment (ReST) improves speech with children with cerebral palsy and makes it easier for them to take part in daily conversations.

Children and their families are invited to take part if they:

  • Have cerebral palsy
  • Are 8-14 years old
  • Have moderate to severe speech difficulty 

Children who attend this study will receive:

  • A comprehensive speech assessment
  • Six weeks of speech therapy aiming to develop clearer speech

All activities are on telehealth so eligible children across Australia can participate and lockdowns will not affect the therapy in any way. Please note that the assessments and therapy do not incur cost or NDIS funding. You can find out more here.

We are:

  • Johanna Korkalainen, Consultant to speech pathology at the Cerebral Palsy Alliance
  • Professor Patricia McCabe, The University of Sydney
  • Dr. Andy Smidt, The University of Sydney
  • Dr. Cathy Morgan, The University of Sydney, Cerebral Palsy Alliance Research Institute

If you are interested, or would like to know more, please contact
Johanna Korkalainen via email or 0407 508 290.

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