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Investigating speech pathology access for children

Published 14th May, 2019

Have you got a child with speech language or communication difficulties OR are you a Speech Pathologist who works with children?

This Curtin University clinical study needs your help to find out how families in WA access speech pathology services. 

What will the project look at?

  • What makes seeing a speech pathologist easy?
  • What makes seeing a speech pathologist difficult?
  • Are there people that find it harder to access a speech pathologist?
  • Is there a difference between metropolitan and country areas?
  • What can we do to make seeing a speech pathologist easier for everyone?

Participating in the project will help with the building a model of speech pathology services in WA, and help to form recommendations of how service can be improved in the future.

You will receive a Coles Myer gift card as a thank you for your time and involvement. 

Click here to see the flyer.

iSPA4C is a research project being conducted by Robert Wells, and supervised by A/Prof Suze Leitão, Dr Mary Claessen, & Dr Peta Dzidic at Curtin University. Robert is investigating how families in Western Australia access speech pathology services for their children (of all ages). We want to talk with you about everything to do with finding and seeing a speech pathologist.

Information shared in the research project is confidential and will not affect your child’s intervention or your clinic/business in any way. Curtin University Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) has approved this study (HREC number HRE2018-0116). Information about the study can be found on the website (, or the project’s Facebook page (@iSPA4C).

For more information please contact Robert Wells on 0431 877 242 or via e-mail at

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