Study Description/ Purpose
The George Institute for Global Health is conducting research on a new app technology by Kinephonics®, which is a new approach to support people with long-term difficulties with speech and/or language skills.
Participants must be receiving or be eligible to receive NDIS funding to take part in this project.
This is a feasibility study to explore possible benefits of using support workers and allied health assistants to provide the intervention with the app in your home and/or community.
The study will involve:
- 20–30-minute intervention sessions using a new app technology twice a week for 6 weeks (12 sessions) in your home and/or local community, led by a support worker/allied health assistant.
- 1–2-hour assessments via Zoom with the George Institute researcher at 4 time points across the study period: week 0, 6, 12 and 16.
A family member/carer will be present to help you at these assessments. Different communication outcomes will be measured at these sessions.
- Optional: 2 functional MRIs before and after the intervention period (participants with a previous stroke only)
- Optional: An interview following the intervention period to discuss your thoughts and experiences with the new app technology and study design
To enrol in the study, you will need to use $3836 of your NDIS funds to pay for the standard Kinephonics intervention cost for 12 sessions.