The Child Communication Survey

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The Child Communication Survey
Online research study : Does the way we communicate with our children affect their psychological development
Healesville Speech Pathology is encouraging you to support research by actively participating in the following online study survey.

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We are inviting all parents that have children with, or without language impairment, in Australia, UK and USA to participate in this research study. Although the measures are primarily for children aged 4-10, parents with children of any age are welcome to participate in this online survey. The online survey will run from 06/13 – 03/14.
Goals & Aims
This research study investigates the interaction between parents and their children, with a focus on aspects of the interaction that lead to psychological problems. We are interested in understanding different parenting strategies that parents use with their children. Differences in a child’s ability to communicate, relate and interact emotionally are likely to alter the way parents interact with their children.
Why participate
We hope that the questions in the survey will benefit you as you reflect on your parenting experience. We envision that your participation will ultimately contribute a better understanding of, and perhaps an intervention for, the factors that contribute to the development of psychological problems in children with and without a specific language impairment (SLI).
Your survey responses will be anonymous and confidential. The survey will not capture your email address and the link to the survey we have provided you is a generic link which does not contain any unique identifiers. All survey responses will be kept de-identified. In addition, any published results will be done so as de-identified, aggregated data.
We understand that as a busy parent your time is precious, as such, should you be unable to complete the survey in one sitting, you can continue where you left off provided come back within 1 week and use the same computer.
This research project is conducted by Shaun Goh, as part of his PhD (2010 – 2014) in Clinical Psychology at the Australian National University. His thesis is on the psychological development among children with language impairment. Shaun’s primary supervisor is Associate Professor Richard O’Kearney, also at the Australian National University.
Shaun can be contacted at He is most happy to receive comments about this research project.